PetGuide’s Best New Dog Health Product of 2018: GlycoFlex Plus Chews

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
It’s PetGuide’s Inaugural Best Of Awards and we are so excited to share the best pet products we found in 2018. In the category of Best New Dog Health Product of 2018, the winner is VetriScience GlycoFlex Plus Chews.

When we’re looking for the Best Of in everything pets, we’re looking for innovation in design and content, efficacy, ease-of use…all the things pet parents are looking for when it comes to caring for the health and happiness of their pets.

To do so, I get to spend my days finding and writing about the most important things pet parents want to know, but also things I want to know for my own furry family members. Earlier this year at Global Pet Expo, I came across new chews from VetriScience. I talked with the amazing and knowledgeable team at VetriScience, sharing that our beloved Golden Retriever Dixie had an amputation last year, and I was always on the lookout for products that would help her.

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Enter GlycoFlex Chews. At the time, I picked up several samples of their new chew line and I was really excited about the GlycoFlex Plus chews as they were clinically proven to increase hind leg strength by nearly 41% in dogs after just four weeks of use. Because my Dixie was a trooper on one back hind leg, I wanted to do everything I could to keep that leg strong.

GlycoFlex Plus chews were just the things. They’re a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin, Perna, DMG, MSM and important antioxidants and I can tell you from personal experience, they WORK. I watched a pretty amazing but older, more arthritic three-legged golden retriever perk up over the course of about two months, and some days, outran ME.

The best part about our pets is that they’ll do their very best to live as long as they can for us…it’s never enough, of course, and not without joint degeneration and pain. Sometimes, we may not even know they’re suffering, as symptoms may be quiet–sleeping more or less motivation to participate in activities that include walking or jumping. These chews target those symptoms and that pain, whether it’s blatant or more hidden, and can make the last several years of a dog’s life less painful and more enjoyable. Most importantly, they take a proactive approach to strengthening hind leg strength in dogs of any age, and our two-year-old pup is also on GlycoFlex chews as a preventative.

The reality of today’s supplements is that glucosamine is often found in over-the-counter supplements. Pet parents everywhere, particularly those who have older or arthritic dogs, want to do what they can to help, and often turn to glucosamine-based supplements.

But I’m here to tell you there is a difference. GlycoFlex has additional ingredients that work with the glucosamine for better response, and VetriScience is committed to quality and purity–as evidenced by their certification from the National Animal Supplement Council. And…they have science backing them–something I’m always looking at.

The proof was in the pudding, though. Sadly, our precious Dixie passed from lymphoma at the age of 12. She lived a good life, even with amputation, and I know particularly that the last few months of her life were some of her favorite and I owe that to the GlycoFlex Plus chews. She was able to enjoy those months after I found those chews because she was more active and in less pain than I’d seen her in a long time, and I know it’s the commitment of the scientists and vets behind GlycoFlex Plus chews.

Innovative in composition, unparalleled quality of ingredients, research-based and personally observed as fantastic for both young and old dogs alike, GlycoFlex Plus chews definitely earned the Petguide’s Best Dog Health Product of 2018.

Lori Ennis
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