Help Choosing The Best Joint Supplements For Your Dog

If you’ve noticed your canine lagging a little on walks, or lacking enthusiasm when it’s time to go out, then it might be time to consider a natural joint supplement. In this article, we’re focusing on the best joint supplement for your dog. Grab a cuppa and strap in for the essentials on what a dog joint supplement should do, the need-to-knows when choosing one for your pooch, and everything in between…

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What is a dog joint supplement?

Animal supplements are designed to work in exactly the same way as human supplements. Whether it’s in tablet, capsule, liquid, granule or chew form, it’s something that’s taken orally, daily, that’s filled with ingredients designed to support your dogs joint health.

A dog joint supplement should do the following:

  • Aids mobility
  • Soothes stiff joints
  • Target your dog’s particular life stage
  • Make a difference to your dog’s quality of life

What is a supplement for your dog’s joints?

Typically, they will be glucosamine based and this is often combined with chondroitin. These two ingredients are the building blocks of cartilage, the material found covering the surface of bones, cushioning the joint. There are several ways you can buy a joint supplement - liquid, granules, tablets, or chews and this can dictate the quality of ingredients found. Tablets, chews, or granules tend to be of better quality as a liquid-based product may result in further breakdown of the beneficial ingredients, removing some of their effectiveness.

Depending on the type of product you buy, other ingredients added to the product might include green lipped mussel, manganese, msm and vitamins C & E. These are added to provide further support, soothe stiffness, and help encourage better flexibility. Each of these ingredients will differ across different joint care supplements and vary in amount added to the product. It is best to do your research on the quality of ingredients, the levels of ingredients and the type of ingredients 

So when should you start using a dog joint supplement?

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Canines can’t exactly come out and tell us they’re experiencing joint stiffness, so it’s down to us as owners to understand the warning signs! If you’ve noticed any of the following, chances are, now’s the time to get your pooch on a joint supplement

Walks are taking longer


Naturally, if your dog is showing visible signs of stiffness on their walks, it’s a sign you need to do something about it. But if they appear to be walking normally but they’re slowing down a lot, this could also suggest that things are getting difficult.

They’re sleeping more


It’s true that dogs love to snooze – some clock up 14 hours a day, in fact. And if they’ve been for a long walk or just experienced a serious case of zoomies, there’s no danger in an extra-long nap afterwards. That said, if you’re noticing your dog is sleeping a lot more than usual, it could be a sign of joint stiffness.

They’re finding it harder to get up


If your pooch seems slower to stand, has stopped bounding into the garden when you open the door, and generally seems to have lost the spring in their step, it’s time to start thinking about a supplement.

If you’re still unsure, there are places you can turn to for help. Seek advice from your vet, or give our friendly Customer Services team a call on 01462 416866.

Choosing the best joint supplement for your dog

Once you’ve decided it’s time your canine tried a joint supplement, now comes the tricky business of choosing one! Here are some top tips…

  • Look for recommendations

    There’s nothing like real reviews from real people to give you trustworthy insights into how a product might perform – click here to read some of ours.

  • Do your research

    Understand the ingredients used by the brands you’re considering, plus the concentration of each. And seek out sustainable companies that do their bit for the environment!

  • Trust the science

    Not every supplement out there is clinically proven. It goes without saying you want to spend your money and time on a supplement that works.

The YuMOVE difference

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YuMOVE joint care makes a difference in just six weeks*.

So just what makes YuMOVE so special?

Well, it’s down to our unique Green Lipped Mussel. As mentioned, this is a common ingredient in joint supplements. But ours is especially powerful, and it’s courtesy of our special extraction method. Known as ActivEase®, it refers to the speed in which we extract the mussels – in minutes, as opposed to hours, like some competitors. It results in a unique blend of Omega 3 to soothe your dogs joints.

We’re so confident YuMOVE will make a difference to your pooch, that we offer a 6-week money-back guarantee. It’s our promise to you.

Proven triple-action joint supplement for dogs who are stiff or getting older.

Learn more

All in all, there’s lots to consider when it comes to choosing the best natural joint supplement for your canine. Got any questions about any of our products? Get in touch with our expert team. You can reach them on 01462 416866 or via email at