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Joint Force for Dogs

  • 120 Tablets £13.99
  • 300 Tablets £32.99
  • Taster Pack of 5 Tablets £0.99

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For dogs that love life, joint degeneration can have a huge impact on their physical and mental well-being. While not all joint problems are preventable, involving joint aid supplements is a sensible investment for the future, as these contain the key ingredients needed for joint tissue repair and renewal. In fact, many people now include joint supplements as a staple part of their dog’s diet, whether or not there is an existing problem to treat.

Extending VioVet’s service of care to pets everywhere, we have developed ‘Joint Force,’ our own branded joint care supplement. ‘Joint Force’ offers high quality daily nutrition that is cost-effective and for those who are unable to be in for parcels, the pack of 120 is uniquely packaged to fit through your letterbox.

Additional Feeding Guidelines

If your dog is over 7 years old or showing signs of stiffness, use twice the daily amount for 4-6 weeks and then reduce to the above quantities. If your dog requires more than one tablet, we recommend giving half of them in the morning, and the other half in the evening.

Consult your vet before feeding to a pregnant or lactating bitch.

Active ingredients per tablet:

  • Glucosamine HCL 250mg
  • Green Lipped Mussel 150mg
  • MSM 100mg
  • Boswellia Serrata 40mg
  • Turmeric 25mg
  • Ascorbic acid 12.5mg
  • Manganese 2mg
  • Hyaluronic acid 2mg
  • Vitamin E 0.5mg


Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Green Lipped Mussel, Calcium Carbonate, Di Calcium Phosphate, MSM, PVP, Magnesium Stearate, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid

Additives: Boswellia Serrata, Turmeric, Liver Flavour, Ascorbic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Manganese Sulphate.

Why use Joint Force?

Joints are specialised structures which allow a range of movements and endure a lot of stress from everyday use. When joints become damaged over time, the loss of mobility and pain can greatly reduce a dog's quality of life and activity levels.

Supplementation is a popular method of maintaining joint health, intended to extend a dog's period of mobility and comfort. It is believed that as many as 1 in 5 dogs could benefit from a dietary supplement, so we have developed Joint Force with both your dog's needs and your pocket in mind.

Joint Force has been formulated to provide a cost effective and unique combination of 9 high quality nutrients, believed to be beneficial in the following areas when fed daily.

Glucosamine HCl is an important building block and major constituent of all joint components, cartilage in particular.

High quality Chondroitin is found naturally in the Green Lipped Mussel and is key to maintaining cartilage elasticity and promoting the formation of new joint structures.

Manganese is known to activate many enzymes involved in tissue repair and maintenance. For instance, collagen has great tensile strength and is essential for strong connective tissues, including ligaments which hold the bones in the joint together.

Chondroitin provides cartilage with its vital shock-absorbing quality to protect the joints from impacts. Its number of functions help to slow the deterioration of cartilage.

MSM is a rich source of sulphur, with many roles beneficial to joint health. It is believed to work in combination with Glucosamine to inhibit joint degeneration and support recovering tissues.

Hyaluronic Acid is a vital component of synovial fluid, the lubricant between joint surfaces. HA gives the fluid its cushioning properties and allows friction-free movement.

Antioxidants Vitamins C and E work together to minimise the harmful effects of free radicals generated during exercise.

Turmeric has been used by many cultures for hundreds of years and is thought to boast both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help with joint health.

Green Lipped Mussel is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, widely used as supplements for their anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3 fatty acids also act by inhibiting the conversion of Omega-6 fatty acids into harmful agents that drive inflammatory reactions.

Boswellia serrata is traditionally used in herbal remedies for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Each of the above areas contributes towards an overall level of activity a dog can achieve. The longer joint structure and integrity is maintained, the longer our dogs will be able to remain supple and comfortable.

Each dog will respond as an individual to any supplementation but Joint Force ingredients have been carefully selected, based on both scientific reasoning and traditional use, to give them the best chance of feeling the benefits.

What is Letterbox Friendly Packaging?

Joint Force 120 tablets are specially packed into a slim, flat container, rather than a round tub, so that your order can fit through any standard letterbox, saving you a trip to the post office or trying to remember which neighbour might be in to take it for you! With Joint Force, you know your dog's tablets will be waiting safely inside for you when you return home.

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Questions & Answers for Joint Force for Dogs

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1st Feb 2018


Please could you let me know the purity of the glucosamine you use and if it's human grade? Other supplements state 99% pure (yumove and riaflex) so am wondering if yours is the same.


  • Brand Manager

Hi Lindsey,

Thank for getting in touch. Our Glucosamine HCl is human grade and has 95% purity.

To ensure each tablet contains at least 250mg of Glucosamine HCl, we add 265mg of raw material, which at 95% purity produces slightly over 250mg per Joint Force tablet.

To compare to the other products mentioned - we have made sure that the product delivers the stated amount of active ingredients, so there is not less Glucosamine than in those with a 99% pure raw material.

There are two ways of meeting the amounts of ingredients listed on labels. The first is to include the stated amount of raw material that provides the ingredient, regardless of purity, which could mean that the actual amount received by the dog is slightly less. The second is to include more of an ingredient that is not 100% pure to ensure that the amount received meets the level stated on the label.

I hope this makes sense. Please feel free to email me if you have any further questions.

Safe for 15yr old on Tramadol?

19th Nov 2017
  • VioVet Customer Since: September 2017
  • From: Caerffili, United Kingdom

My 12 year German x lab is on 1 tramadol per day can you please advise if it's safe to give her this supplement as well? If so, how many per day she weighs just over 15k.

Many thanks

  • Brand Manager

Hi Paula,

Joint Force should not have any interaction with the Tramadol but if you want to, you can give them separately eg if you give Tramadol in the morning, give Joint Force in the evening.

If she hasn't been on a joint supplement before, I'd recommend starting her on 2 tablets per day for 2-4 weeks, then you can reduce to 1 tablet per day. You can give it straight to her like a treat if she likes them, or they can be disguised in food.

They can be given long term, and if you feel that she needs more, it is perfectly fine to continue with 2 tablets a day.

Best wishes,


What age should u start dogs on these?

25th Sep 2017

I have a 6 month German shep x lab and am wondering if this would work as a preventative?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Giving joint supplements to dogs, especially larger breeds, from a young age is now quite common and could indeed help to delay the onset of any degenerative joint disease or other joint problems in later life. Joint Force is a good supplement containing quality ingredients so would be as good as any to try.


19th Sep 2017

What is the dosage for joint force? I have a 13kg dog and a 48kg dog.

  • Veterinary Advisor

Your 13kg dog would require 1 tablet a day and your 48kg dog would require 4 tablets a day. There is a drop down menu on the product description page which tells you dosage, cost of tablet per day etc if you choose which size pack you are interested in.

Safe to take with pure green lipped mussel?

5th Sep 2017

My 16 month old German shepherd/Rottweiler cross bitch is already on 250g green lipped mussel extract a day. She is 30kg.
Is it safe to add this into her diet also? I like the other ingredients it also contains but don't want to overdose on glm

  • Brand Manager

Hi Jack,

It's perfectly safe to give her Joint Force as well as Green Lipped Mussel extract - in your question you mention 250g of GLM extract but I wonder if this should have been 250mg? Joint Force contains 150mg GLM per tablet, so using 2 tablets a day as well as her normal GLM supplement, it may even provide additional benefit to her.

If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch!



Elbow displaysia

25th Jul 2017

Would you recommend for a 9 months old Labrador having had surgery for elbow displaysia? How many a day for a 28kg lab? 2 a day and reduce or keep as 2 a day?

  • Brand Manager

Hi Jo,

Adding a joint supplement like Joint Force would be a good idea, and Joint Force is one of our most popular. It can also be given safely alongside medication.

I'd recommend giving your dog 4 tablets a day to begin with - perhaps 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening if you split their meals. After 4-6 weeks you can reduce to a maintenance level of 2 tablets a day.

Difference between 120 tablets and 300 tablets

18th Apr 2017
Yeon Ju Myung
  • VioVet Customer Since: November 2015
  • From: Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Few months ago I bought 120 tablets for my dogs and last month I bought 300 tablets.
And I opened 300 tablets few days ago and It seems like something different with 120 tablets.. smells and colors(300 tablets one is more bright like light yellow)..
Are they different?

  • Veterinary Advisor

There can be colour variations and difference in smell between batches with this product because of the variation in the natural raw materials used but they are essentially the same thing. Each ingredient is tested and only included if they meet the quality requirements for manufacture.

Joint Force V Synoquin EFA

2nd Feb 2017
Sharon Lungley
  • VioVet Customer Since: February 2015
  • From: Suffolk, United Kingdom

My 3 year old Weimaraner has just been diagnosed with the onset of arthritis in his rear knee joint and the vet recommended Synoquin EFA, is Joint Force as good ?? he is also in remission after having SRMA twice !

  • Veterinary Advisor

Synoquin EFA and Joint Force are very similar products and both contain quality ingredients. The subtle differences are that Synoquin contains mammalian chondroitin where the chondoitin in Joint Force comes from Green Lipped Mussel. It is thought that mammalian chondroitin is more readily utilised by the body although I am not sure that this has been proven. Joint Force on the other hand contains some extra ingredients that Synoquin doesn't- MSM, Boswellia Serrata, Hyaluronic acid and Turmeric. On the whole I don't think your dog will notice much difference between the two. I would just pick one to try and see if it works for him.

How many tablets for a 28kg dog?

27th Nov 2016

How many tablets for a 28kg dog?

  • Veterinary Advisor

The maintenance dose for a 28kg dog is 2 tablets a day (1 twice daily). However for an older dog (over 7yrs) or a very stiff, arthritic dog it is recommended to use twice the daily amount (2 tablets twice daily) for 4-6 weeks before reducing to maintenance dose.

Yumove versus Joint Force

24th Nov 2016
Catherine Westwood
  • VioVet Customer Since: April 2010
  • From: Fife, United Kingdom

My labrador retriever is 12.5 yrs old and has been ob Yumove tablets for 6 yrs. for athritis in the elbow and toes. She is showing signs of stiffness after resting for a while and difficulty at first getting up Would Joint Force
help this.

  • Brand Manager

Hi Catherine,

They are very similar products with subtle differences between them which may not make a huge difference to most dogs. Joint Force additionally contains turmeric and Boswellia serrata for their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and MSM which is believed to be more beneficial when combined with Glucosamine (also in Joint Force). It might be that your dog responds well to having these supplemented. I would suggest trying a Taster Pack before trying a pot of Joint Force, as the turmeric makes these slightly more bitter than Yumove, although it isn't usually a problem.

Alternatively, you could first increase the number of Yumove tablets you give her for a few weeks (perhaps go back to the loading dose - double her normal daily amount) and then see if you can reduce them to her maintenance rate again.

As we head into winter, the temperature is likely to be affecting your dog's joints also. If you're able to keep her bed near a radiator or provide her with a heated pad like Pet Remedy Heated Pad, you may find that keeping her joints warmer this helps her get up easier.

If you don't see any improvement, I'd recommend speaking to her vet as she may need some additional support from prescription medication as her arthritis progresses with age. Yumove and Joint Force can be given safely alongside other medication and should in fact complement each other.

I hope this is helpful!