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Joint Supplements For Dogs – Ingredients Q&A

Joint Supplements For Dogs – Ingredients Q&A


Not all supplements are equal. Here at YuMOVE, we firmly believe in giving your pets the very best. That’s why we only use high quality ingredients, such as our unique ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel.

The bottom line is that we put a lot of research and product testing into all of our joint supplements for dogs, and every other pet supplement we offer.

Vet James Howie

Here, our Veterinary Director James Howie answers your most common questions about the ingredients we use in YuMOVE Joint Care, the UK's no.1 vet-recommended joint supplement brand.*

Q: Why have you developed joint supplements for dogs?

A: “The first thing to say to any dog owner is that we’re a company of dog lovers, and dog owners who really believe in the goodness and positive impact of the products we make.

We started the business because we believed our canine friends only deserve the best. In fact, it was trying all the joint supplements on the market for our Co-Founder’s beloved chocolate lab, Charlie, that led us to see that pet supplements could be better – and we wanted to be the people to make that happen.”

Charlie the Lab

Q: Why should I choose YuMOVE Joint Care?

A: “YuMOVE Joint Care has been a huge success – it’s been clinically proven to work in just 6 weeks* – and that’s down to the ingredients we use and the fact that we’re always looking for ways to improve our supplements, to better help you help your dog.

The YuMOVE range is packed with high-quality ingredients, and it’s easy to feed to your pet. We get lots of positive feedback from our customers – why not check out our Trustpilot reviews?”

Q: I think my dog is getting stiffer as he ages. How can I support him?

A: “Our unique and sustainably sourced ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel provides a range of Omega-3 fatty acids to help soothe stiff joints.

Our special formula also features other key ingredients such as plant-based Glucosamine, that provides basic building components of cartilage and helps to maintain joint structure. Also, our GLM contains naturally occurring Chondroitin, to help support cartilage.”

Q: What ingredients do you use in YuMOVE?

A: “Are you ready for a long answer? We’re really proud of the quality and blend of ingredients used in our YuMOVE joint supplements, so I’m going to give you a comprehensive run-down:

ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel – this might sound like a mouthful, and it is! A mouthful packed with Omega-3! The Green Lipped Mussel is a shellfish, and we grow our unique ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel in the crystal-clear waters of New Zealand. Our ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel contains a range of Omega-3 fatty acids to help soothe stiff joints. 

YuMOVE Fact: We use a one-step, rapid-drying process, to ensure that our unique ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel reaches our highest standards for Omega-3 fatty acids.

activease green lipped mussel

Glucosamine – This is often found in various supplements, as Glucosamine provides basic building components of cartilage, helping to maintain joint structure.

YuMOVE fact: Here at YuMOVE we use plant-based Glucosamine.

Chondroitin – This ingredient is often paired with Glucosamine in joint supplements. Green Lipped Mussel contains naturally occurring Chondroitin, to help support cartilage.

YuMOVE fact: Because Chondroitin is naturally occurring within our own ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel, you can be confident it’s coming from a sustainable source.

white dog happy running in grass

Vitamins C and E – Vitamin E is important as an antioxidant and helps to mop up any free radicals produced in the joint. We also use Vitamin C with Vitamin E, as it's been shown that they have a synergistic effect. Free radicals are a worry, as they can damage cells.

Manganese – Manganese is an essential trace element that's commonly found in foods like nuts, seeds, and leafy vegetables. It's an important nutrient that plays a role in the formation of GAGs, the building blocks of cartilage.

YuMOVE fact: Manganese supports collagen formation in the cartilage, tendons and ligaments, so is an important ingredient in our YuMOVE Joint Care supplement range.

Hyaluronic Acid – Hyaluronic Acid, which is a major part of synovial fluid (the cushioning fluid in your dog’s joints), is part of our unique formula, to help lubricate and cushion the joint.


To find out more about the make-up and benefits of our joint supplements, check out the full YuMOVE Joint Care range for dogs, or call our friendly team to ask us specific questions about your dog. We’re always happy to chat – our customer support lines are open on 01462 416866, and you can also email us at


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