- Glucosamine msm and green lippid mussel help support structural integrity of joints and connective tissues
- Proprietary joint comfort blend acts quickly to help supporrt structural integrity of joints and connective tissues
- Ocean-source omegas essential to everyday health, strong muscles and healthy joints
Gave My Dogs an Extra Boost in Their Steps
NO CRAP fillers or junk ingredients AND Made in USA
This powder comes in a plastic jar that is halfway full — not sure if it settled during shipping but it’s always a disappointment to open something (like potato chip bags) and find it’s not quite full. Despite my initial impression, it seems that this is a really good product. It is made by the same company that makes the vitamins that I take myself.
My dog didn’t seem to interested in it — he sniffed it and walked away and then came back later and ate his food. It says it’s salmon flavor but it smells a little chocolate-y to me.
I’ve used other treat type supplements and my dog gets really gassy. I’m hoping this is more gentle on his stomach. I’ll update after we’ve used this product for a while.
Green Glucoasamine Product To Support Dog’s Joints
Easy to use
Good Ingredients; Jack Russell loves it.
Glucosamine (from shellfish), 500 mg.
Algae from spirulina & alfalfa, 285 mg.
MSM, 250 mg.
Herbal blend: Meadowsweet, Stinging Nettle, Ginger, Turmeric, & Bromelain (the bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme) concentrated 210 mg,(1100 mg crude herb equivalent)
Green Mussel extract, 100 mg.
Omega blend from wild salmon, cod, and tuna oil, 75 mg.
Inactive ingredients: cinnamon, cloves, sweet salmon flavor, flax, silica, barley malt.
If you have done any research into these ingredients you know that it’s a great combination. I can’t tell you how effective it is, because I got it for prevention rather than treatment. My Jack Russel Terrier just reached senior status in dog years and I want him to keep his joints healthy!
And now I’ll get to what I feel is an important consideration….My main reason for giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is because there is a statement on the label that says “For use in dogs only”. I don’t like to give my dog anything unless it is fit for human consumption (I order his dog food online). The ‘for dogs only’ statement makes me wonder if the omegas 3’s are processed properly, and if the flax is fresh (it becomes rancid easily). These are things even humans need to be aware of when shopping in a health food store. I’ll give this product the benefit of the doubt since my dog loves it so much, but that statement is an eyebrow raiser for me.
Oh, one more thing…as the jar says, turmeric can be a little hard on the stomach, so make sure you give with food then watch your dog for signs of stomach discomfort. Most dogs should be able to tolerate it. It is a Great anti-inflammatory & has numerous other health benefits. (google it!)
Healthy Motion Powder
He has hip problems, and spends a lot more time just laying down than he used to.
The container is half full after opening and it smells like a light grassy herbal tea and the powder looks like dirt.
The flavor is salmon which my dog was not too happy about. When I sprinkle it on his food, he mournfully looks up at me as if to say “I don’t know what I did, but I am SO sorry. Why are you ruining my food?” He will stare at his food for several minutes and walk by the cats and “ask” if they are finished yet. Eventually, he’ll give in and eat his own food – which is good because I have seen results.
I’ve noticed that he has a bit more pep in his step. He seems happier and doesn’t lie down as much. This was especially noticeable on bath day. When it’s time for his bath (and he ALWAYS knows) he won’t come when I call. He’ll just lay there and stare at me with bleary eyes – even if I slide his motionless body all the way to door, like he’s Ghandi or something. After a few weeks of motion powder, he came trotting along – ready for bath time.
And instead morosely marching onto the driveway, ready for his walk, he comes galumphing out of the house and will even run around the block for a bit (which he hasn’t done in years). If only they made this stuff in a more palatable flavor. What kind of dog eats salmon? It should be chicken, liver or beef flavored instead. I also think it would be better if it came with a scoop and in pellet form because the powder would fall to the bottom of the bowl. I think my dog would enjoy this with his food more.
Despite my glowing praise – this is NOT some fountain of youth for your dog. My dog still tires quickly and still loves laying around. However, I think it makes the little things in his life a bit easier for him. And after all, it’s the little things in life that matter.
My Dogs LOVE the Flavor – And It Works
The injection turned out to be the simple part. Abbey hated the glucosamine supplement we got from our vet. I had to wrap it in cheese or something, and she usually spit it out once or twice before it went down. She tends to be a little overweight, so the added calories from cheese and other disguises were a negative. I tried several different brands of glucosamine tablets, and she refused every one.
A couple of months ago, my local Petco had a close-out sale on Healthy Motion, so I thought we’d give it try. I opened it and immediately noticed the spicy scent. It smells kind of like Indian food spices. To my great surprise, Abbey and two other dogs came looking before I opened their wet food. It turns out that three of my four dogs PREFER the Healthy Motion-sprinkled food to their otherwise identical wet & dry mixed dinner.
It works! After using it for 2-3 weeks, I noticed that Abbey has more energy and is moving better. Finally, something that is both effective and palatable to her. She looks forward to it and licks up every speck.
Less gas too.
The dogs love it
Great results, a little inconvenient
That being said, the powder is inconvenient and a bit messy, not to mention the fact that my dog doesn’t enjoy it. If this were in a tablet or even liquid (like a tincture) form, it would be a five star review.
Helping my 9 year old lab mix with arthritis
When the Healthy Motion ran out I decided to order the tablet version. Same dosages of all the ingredients but much easier to mix with her dry food. Here is a link to the tablets I am using now: Greendog Naturals Heathy Motion, Natural Chicken Flavor, 60 Chewable Tablets
Dog doesn’t mind the taste, haven’t noticed a huge change.
fabulous product with continuous use.
We saw some improvements
Easy to feed and seems to work
We’ve given him baby aspirin and potassium gluconate which helps take the edge off.
Since we’ve been adding the Motion Powder to his food, we haven’t seen any limping. That’s a good thing.
You just pour some of the green powder over the food. Apparently the taste is okay because there’s no problem with him eating it. You cannot mix it however because it makes it’s way to the bottom of the bowl and sticks.
Seems to me this is a pretty good product.
Put the step back in my senior dog
Worth a try for older dogs
The main draw for me was the Glucosamine. I’ve been looking for a product safe to give a dog for the while and liked the sound of GreenDog. I’ve been sprinkling 1 teaspoon on his food once a day for the past two weeks. (The directions list a bit more for his size, but I’d rather err on the side of caution.) It’s difficult to say how effective a product is from only two weeks of use, but he doesn’t seem to mind it on his food. He doesn’t go crazy for it either; rather he seems to not mind either way.
I was very surprised by the very herb-y smell! I almost hesitated to give it to him (it certainly smells more like human food than dog food) & took another look at the ingredients.
The ingredients listed:
Gluosamine HCI (shellfish source)
Proprietary Organic Antioxidant Blend (organic algae meal, organic alfalfa)
Proprietary Joint Comfort Blend (Meadowsweet, Bromelain, Stinging Nettle tops, Ginger, Tumeric
Green Lipped Mussel Extract
Proprietary Ocean-source Omega Blend
(Wild salmon, cod, tuna oil)
Inactive ingredients (Cinnamon, cloves, natural sweet salmon flavor, organic flax, silica, sprouted barley malt)
He’s seemed a bit more playful lately. Though I’m not positive this was a result of the GreenDog Motion Powder I’m certainly not ruling it out. Overall, I will recommend this to friends with older dogs. I do encourage anyone to consult their veterinarian of course. If he shows improvement I’m more than happy to order more of the Motion Powder.
I appreciated the ingredients of this formulation, which are great for overall health as well as bone/joint health. I am not a nutrition expert but I am somewhat knowledgeable and though the nutritional requirements might be different in some ways, dogs are mammals.
One reviewer stated that it doesn’t work well with dry food and I wholeheartedly agree. It falls to the bottom rapidly.
Now, I feed my dogs organic dog food (since they could eat solid food and they are 12 and 11. My dogs love vegetables, so I conducted a test. I dusted a vegetable with the powder. Yorkie #1 didn’t know what to think and spit the veggie out but immediately after “contemplating” the taste and she returned to broccoli and ate the entire piece. Yorkie #2 didn’t pause once she got her broccoli with the powder.
Next, I offered two identically sized broccoli pieces one dusted with the powder and one without powder. Yorkie #1 ate the coated one first. Yorkie #2 went for the uncoated piece first. Considering that they are a bit picky but absolutely love fruits and vegetables, if they didn’t want to eat this food, I believe both would leave the coated piece behind.
I do believe that this is not “candy” but has some appeal.
However, that said, it doesn’t coat even wet vegetables well.
I would consider buying the drops for regular use but I would definitely need to observe a noticeable improvement in their well being to justify the cost.
A Healthier Alternative For Your Dog’s Joints
Unlike some of the dogs mentioned in other reviews, my dog loves the flavor of this. The ingredients are exceptionally well thought out–they’re not fillers. For example, ginger and turmeric are known to have anti-inflammatory properties, but dogs may not particularly like them in their raw form. Omega-3 fatty acids are also effective.
Does it help? After two weeks, I’d say maybe; since my dog doesn’t have a major problem, any change wouldn’t likely be dramatic, but he doesn’t seem quite so creaky.
For a larger dog, the product, while reasonably priced considering the ingredients, can get a little pricey if you expect to use it consistently, and I believe with this type of supplement that’s what you’ll have to do if you want to get results and keep them. This 150-gram size will only last a few weeks. But I haven’t found a better product of this type.
Not the greatest :\
Really seem to help
get the pills if you feed your dog dry dog food
157 pound Mammoth Lab got joyfully giddy at first taste
The only reason that this product did not get a 5 star rating is that upon opening the box the label fell off & got tangled with the packaging & torn. This is not a good thing when you need to read the instructions and safety information.
All in all I’d say this was a 2 thumbs up product but since dogs do not have thumbs it will get the 2 tails up award.
Visible difference in our dog’s comfort
However, the only reason I give it four stars is it makes a bit of a mess. Opening and closing the container, there’s no way to keep the powder from sticking to the sides, the lid, etc. It gets on the counter, on the floor, and I try to keep it as neat as possible! For the hassle, it loses a star. I think I’d prefer a chewable variety. Those are easier, with less mess.
But other than that, my dog likes it, so that’s what matters most!