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About Pedigree Joint Care Plus: Pedigree Joint Care is a dog treat specially developed for older dogs, and dogs with joint problems. Pedigree describe the treat as containing natural active ingredients and methionine. The company claim that when fed daily, the treats can help ease joint stiffness in a matter of weeks.
Why Did I Buy It?: My dad has an elderly Alsation, Benji (aged 12), who struggles with stiffness in both his back legs, which ofcourse isn't nice to see him go through, especially when he's hobbling around but still wagging his tail - heartbreaking to see, so ofcourse when i saw this product, thought it'd be ideal to buy as a treat/present for benji as i only see him a few times a month.
Flavours Available: Chicken, Original and Beef.
Sizes Available: Small - Suitable for dogs that weigh less than 10kg Medium - Suitable for dogs that weigh between 10kg and 25kg Large - Suitable for dogs over 25kg, such as Benji.
How Many Are In A Pack? They are available in either in a box of 21 or in seperate packs of 7.
What Do They Look Like? *Packing:
PACK OF 7: A thin cardboard box with an adorable picture of a spaniel on the front. Above the dog is the pedigree logo and to the right of the dog is the name of the product (Joint Care+) with basic info about what the product does. At the bottom it states that the treats are maximum strength and that they help ease joint discomfort, with a yellow banner below this with the size of dog the particular pack of chews are suitable for, eg large chew suitable for dogs over 25kg. The colour theme of the pack is yellow and green which is eye catching and it's also obvious that it's a pedigree product. Once the pack is open you'll be greeted with 7 different plastic compartments, each including a foil wrapped treat to keep it fresh. Printed on each foil wrapper is a day of the week; eg, monday on one treat and tuesday on the one next to it. It sounds silly, but it reminds the owner that these treats aren't to be fed randomly, and need to be spread out - one each day, for best results.
BOX OF 21: This time the picture's of a chocolate labrador on the right hand side. On the left is the same details as above, including the pedigree logo. Inside the box is 3 foil wrapped packages, each containing 7 treats.
*The Treats: They remind me slightly of dentastix but are a more triangular shape. They're a dark brown in colour with a greeny streak through the middle.
What Do They Contain?: - Omega 3.This helps with flexability and suppleness. - Glucosamine. Good for rebuilding joint tissue. - Mussel Powder. This provides a source of chondroitin, which helps with joint stiffness. - Methionine. Aids the natural regeneration process. - Added Vitamins minerals and antioxidants.
Guideline Prices and Availabilty: (Prices for packs of 7 chews) Regular strength small: £2.59 Regular strength medium: £2.79 Regular strength large: £2.99 Plus strength small: £3.59 Plus strength medium: £3.79 Plus strength large: £3.99
Available in pet shops, supermarkets and online shops.
My Experiences: Well, firstly benji seemed to love the taste and it lasted him a while, but didn't seem to hurt his teeth or take much effort to eat. I bought him one pack every week and gave them to my dad to spread out throughout the week. To be honest at a penny less than £4 a pop, it was slightly expensive, and i at first didn't see much improvement. After around a month though, he seemed to be walking much more loosely and didn't look as rigid. After 2 months, he nearly gave me a heart attack by jumping on the sofa without his back end been lifted on by myself or my dad, and he wasn't out of breath either! Obviously i don't know if he seemed better because of the treats, but i can honestly say it seems like it, because he was going from bad to worse before they were introduced into his diet. My dad still feeds him one once a day and he's not got bored of them just yet, and he's improving slowly. They aren't a miracle. He isn't suddenly 10 years younger and running like the clappers, but he seems happier and is alot more mobile.
I'd reccomend to give them a try, but don't start and then stop. Persistence is key, but if you've not seen improvement in the dog after 8 or 9 weeks it's probably best to assume that they're not enough to help your dogs joint problem. All dogs are individual and although they seem to of improved benji's stiffness slightly, there is no guarentee your dog will get the same results. They're not cheap and i'd reccomend to keep this in mind before purchasing over a period of time; it soon adds up!
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active ingredients, which when fed daily have been proven to target the cause of joint stiffness within just 6 weeks. These tasty treats have Omega 3 to help promote flexibility and suppleness, and Glucosamine to help rebuild joint tissue. They also contain Green Lipped Mussel Powder to provide a source of Chondroitin to help ease joint stiffness, and have added Methionine to help support the natural regeneration process. What's more, Pedigree Joint Care Large Dog Max Strength are free from artificial colours and flavours. One of the most obvious signs that your god is experiencing joint stiffness is if he/she is slow to get up or sometimes falls behind on your walks together. If this sounds familiar then your dog may benefit from Pedigree Joint Care Large Dog Max Strength and you could see improvements in just 6 weeks.
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become stiffer and your dog may find it harder to move about like he used to. The Pedigree Joint Care+ chew will help to ease your dog's joints after around 6 weeks of use. Using natural fish oils which contain Omega 3, joints can be improved.Dogs love to chew (due to their natural gnawing instinct) and these tasty chew sticks can help to improve oral health as well as joint health. These healthy and nutritional dog chew sticks will have your dog walking easier and feeling happier.Size: Medium (7 pieces),Chicken
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become stiffer and your dog may find it harder to move about like he used to. The Pedigree Joint Care+ chew will help to ease your dog's joints after around 6 weeks of use. Using natural fish oils which contain Omega 3, joints can be improved.Dogs love to chew (due to their natural gnawing instinct) and these tasty chew sticks can help to improve oral health as well as joint health. These healthy and nutritional dog chew sticks will have your dog walking easier and feeling happier.Size: Large (7 pieces)