Alleviating aches and pains in the agility dog
Agility is a physically demanding activity so do bear in mind that dogs can develop joint problems whatever their age, size or breed. There is a complex natural product – green-lipped mussel - which is said to be able to help protect areas prone to injury, and, at the same time, guard against the normal wear and tear of the ageing process.
In case you hadn't heard, green-lipped mussel (GLM) offers unmatched anti-inflammatory benefits for your dog's wellbeing. Your vet may have diagnosed joint problems and suggested adding GLM to the dog's diet or you may simply wish to give your dog extra protection to prolong working life and help mobility.
And what is green-lipped mussel anyway? Well it's clearly a shell-fish but the best kind is found only in waters off New Zealand. Green Lipped Mussel is renowned for it's unsurpassed lubrication and soothing properties. It was long treasured by the Maori people in New Zealand as a food that alleviated their misery from arthritis. The benefits of GLM were recognised several decades ago and developed by pharmaceutical boffins for the treatment of arthritis in humans.
GLM is a natural product
These days you can still buy large, fresh, juicy mussels in supermarkets in New Zealand or, if that is too far away to go to shop, you can buy pharmaceutical grade freeze-dried extract of green lipped mussel from Ace Canine Supplements, a company set up by Border Collie owners and agility devotees Sheila and Jon Szegota to act as a distributor of Nupafeed's products for dogs after they had seen for themselves the difference in their own dogs. Sheila already used Nupafeed's Liquid Calmer on her horse with great results.
The Nupafeed range specifically formulated for canines includes:-
Because Stamina Extra contains only natural ingredients professional trainers of racing greyhounds have been able to use this product to develop increased muscle tone in their dogs which helps them maintain their top speed for longer.