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This supplement combines the usual joint supplement ingredients—glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM—with Antarctic krill oil and hyaluronic acid. It’s like getting a two-for-one special with joint and omega-3 supplements in one package. But the more important reason we switched is that our dog, who rejects pills, chews, and joint supplements in powdered form, consumes this one readily with his canned dog food.
The Grizzly product seems to be as effective as other supplements we’ve used, but it’s more convenient and a great value. Max, our 45-lb terrier-mix is well over fifteen years old, has been arthritic for several years, and has had IVDD surgery. The joint supplement does make a difference. He can’t move like a puppy, but he can still go for walks and even trot for short distances, so we plan to stick with this supplement.
Using Grizzly Joint Aid
We’re on our third 32-ounce bottle of Grizzly Liquid Joint Aid. Our dog gets 3 squirts a day, one in the morning and two in the evening, on top of (not mixed in with) his wet food. We keep it in the fridge, though the packaging says it’s not necessary. It is shipped with a shrink-wrapped plastic sleeve to prevent accidental damage or leaks, as well as additional packaging for protection. So far, no problems with leakage.
The pump works just fine, but the liquid is medium-thick, so if it gets a clog, clear it out with a toothpick so it will squirt where you aim! I think it’s important to push the pump down fully and with steady medium pressure so you get a consistent amount with each pump. The 32-ounce bottle lasts a long time, but not long enough for the oil to go rancid if used regularly. In the past, we’ve had a few bottles of fish or salmon oil that lasted longer than their prime, so that’s been a plus with this combo product.
Cats like it too!
While this liquid supplement is not advertised for cats, our two felines each get a squirt with wet food and don’t leave any in the bowl. One of our cats is over ten years old and arthritic. He is walking much less stiffly after getting this supplement regularly. Our other cat, rescued after being dumped at our recycling center, is about five years old. Both cats had previously rejected two different powdered glucosamine supplements and the food mixed with them, so it’s been a bonus finding something they like.
Active Ingredients per Ounce
- Glucosamine Sulphate (Porcine Source), 1500 mg
- Chondroitin Sulphate (Porcine Source), 1250 mg
- Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM), 1250 mg
- Krill Oil, 560 mg
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA), 10 mg
The product label also lists inactive ingredients and cautions for pets with certain conditions or allergies. Amazon has a large alternate photograph of the side label.
We and our dog and cats are very pleased with this product! It comes is 16-oz. bottles, too, so if you’re uncertain about trying the large size, go with the small bottle first.