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Glyco-Flex Soft Chews for Dogs

Glyco-Flex Soft Chews for dogs are a range of glucosamine based supplements intended to promote joint health and mobility. Available as a three stage system, your vet should recommend the correct stage (I, II or III) depending on the severity of any joint problems, age and type of dog to be treated.

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The Canine Glyco-Flex range if produced by Vetri-Science Laboratories who have a long experience creating supplements to help all manner of animals and pets.

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Using Canine Glyco-Flex Chews

glyco-flex canineIt is always difficult to know just how effective some treatments are for joint problems in dogs.  Without them telling us, we have to watch closely to determine the causes of problems and the improvement caused by supplements.  Your vet will be in the best position to guage how suitable such products as Glyco-Flex of Phycox Soft Chews are likely to be.

As with many similar products it is usual to give a higher dosage initially for between four to six weeks.  Then when signs of stiffness are alleviated a lower maintenance dose is possible.   The number of chews given depends on the weight of your dog.  When more than one chew is required each day it is more effective to split the dosage in half, giving part in the morning, and then another in the evening.

The initial daily dosage is as follows:

  • Dogs up to 30 lbs – 1 chew
  • Dogs from 31 to 60 lbs – 2 chews
  • Dogs from 61 to 100 lbs – 4 chews
  • Dogs over 100 lbs – 5 chews

The maintance daily dose is:

  • Dogs up to 30 lbs – 1 chew every other day
  • Dogs from 31 to 60 lbs – 1 chew
  • Dogs from 61 to 100 lbs – 2 chews
  • Dogs over 100 lbs – 3 chews

The chews are chicken liver flavor so should be seen as a real treat by most dogs and not be difficult to ensure they take.

Glyco-Flex Canine – 3 Stage System

As a general guide Glyco-Flex I is the weakest formula, and III is the strongest.  You should get advice from your vet about which is the right formulation for your pet’s particular needs.

Stage I is indicated for puppies and dogs with an early need for some basic form of skeletal support.  This is most likely to be the case for those breeds that we know are likely to develop conditions such as hip dysplasia or osteoarthritis as they age.  The active ingredients included in each Glyco-flex I chew are:

  • Perna Canaliculus (GlycOmega brand Green Lipped Mussel)  – 300 mg
  • Glucosamine HCI (Shrimp and Crab)  – 250 mg
  • N,N-Dimethylglycine HCl (DMG)  – 50 mg

Stage II is indicated for dogs with a more moderate need for joint support.  These may be working or sporting animals, breeds with a predisposition for joint problems and following orthopedic surgery.  The active ingredients in each Glyco-flex II chew are:

  • Glucosamine HCI (Shrimp and Crab)  – 375 mg
  • Perna Canaliculus (GlycOmega brand Green Lipped Mussel)  – 300 mg
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)  – 250 mg
  • N,N-Dimethylglycine HCl (DMG)  – 50 mg
  • Manganese  (as Mn Proteinate) –   5 mg

Stage III is used more usually in elderly or working dogs with a more pressing need for joint support due to injury, osteoarthritis or following orthopedic surgery.  The active ingredients in each Glyco-flex III soft chew are as follows:

  • Glucosamine HCI (Shrimp and Crab)  – 500 mg
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)  – 500 mg
  • Perna Canaliculus (GlycOmega brand Green Lipped Mussel)  – 300 mg
  • N,N-Dimethylglycine HCl (DMG)  – 50 mg
  • Manganese  (as Mn Proteinate) –   5 mg
  • dl-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) – 25 IU
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) – 12 mg
  • Grape Seed Extract  – 2.5 mg
  • L-Glutathione  1 mg
  • Selenium (as Sodium Selenite)  0.001 mg

Canine Glyco-Flex to Support Joint Health

The range of amino acids, fatty acids, glucosamine, vitamins and minerals have been developed by Vetri-Science to help improve overall joint health.  The building blocks of cartilage itself are included, along with essential minerals to help promote connective tissue growth.  Minerals to promote strong bones and increase the enzyme production that actually helps joints thrive are all believed to be beneficial in improving mobility and reducing stiffness in the joints.

Glyco-Flex Range

The Glyco-Flex range includes the three stage system using either tablets and chews for dogs, a two stage system using either chewable tablets or bite sized chews for cats and a two stage system using powder or pellets for horses.  Glyco-Flex soft chews for dogs are the most popular product in the range as they can ward off joint problems in canines we suspect will suffer problems in the future.