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Joint Force® for Dogs

Joint Force® for Dogs
300 Tablets
Taster Pack of 5 Tablets

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  • 300 Tablets £32.99
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Description

Feeding guidelines

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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

Ingredients

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.

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Collections only)
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to restrictions aerosols can't be sent by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (256)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Joint Force® for Dogs, including answers from our team.

27 February 2019 at 7:37am

Can joint force be given along side prescription medication

kay kirk

My 12 year old German Shepard cross is on Prednicare 5mg at a rate of 1 tablet every 3rd day for inflammatory bowel disease, he is fed Purina DRM, he is also on Previcox 227mg at a rate of 1 tablet daily, and is also on Yumove Advance as he does have arthritis in some of his joints, i wanted to know if i gave him joint force either along side the yumove advance or instead of do you think it will be safe along side his prescription meds and do you think it might upset his stomach ? Look forward to your opinion, thanks, Kay.

  • Brand Manager

Hi Kay,

It is safe to give Joint Force alongside the other medications and supplements your dog is on. I would recommend transitioning extra slowly to any new supplement to allow your dog's sensitive gut to adjust to the changes. The main differences between the tablets are the chicken liver flavouring, turmeric, Boswellia serrata, and MSM. Yumove Advance contains slightly higher levels of Green Lipped Mussel and a few other ingredients that Joint Force also has, although the benefits from the ingredients in Joint Force that Yumove Advance does not have, will work in other ways to support your dog's joints.

As the ingredients are so similar, I would either stay on Yumove Advance or swap to Joint Force, rather than spending more to use together. The feeding guideline can be adjusted to suit your dog, and if he needs more support, you can safely give an extra tablet if his digestion allows it (after you slowly build up).

We have taster packs for both the Joint Force Tablets and the Joint Force Soft Chews for dogs - I can see you've already ordered a pot of the tablets but I'll pop a couple in the post to you so you don't have to open the tub before you know he's okay on them!

I'll send you the chews too, as these are double strength so you only need 1 chew per 30kg, and the 'non-active' ingredients are different due to the chew formulation. Do let me know how he gets on! If we can help any further please get in touch :)

 

29 January 2019 at 6:49am

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nicola

Hi My dog is already taking yumove i am thinking of changing him too to joint force would i still have to load him or can i just continue on his regular dose

  • Customer Service Advisor

Hi Nicola,

You can continue with your normal daily amount, as many of the ingredients are the same :slightly_smiling_face:.

I'd recommend swapping him over gradually if you still have some Yumove left, just to minimise chances of stomach upset if he is sensitive to changes.

Kind regards,

Danielle C

28 January 2019 at 4:47pm

Gluten

alison bate

My 9 year old sproker spaniel suffers with sore joints, I would like to give her a supplement but she also has a gluten intolerance. Does joint force contain gluten.

  • Brand Manager

Hi Alison,

Neither of our formulations for dogs contain gluten :)

We have the Joint Force Tablets as you found, and we also have Joint Force Soft Chews which are great for fussier dogs. The Soft Chews contain some corn starch and rice bran for the texture, but these are not a source of gluten. The full ingredients for both can be found in the description boxes if you'd like to see the lists.

As with any dietary change, I'd recommend introducing him to Joint Force over a week or so and build up to the number of tablets/chews her requires just in case he has a sensitive stomach to changes.

Kind regards,

Danielle C

21 September 2018 at 3:10pm

These tablets v yumove advance

tracy hopkins

Hello there.. my 13-year-old Cavalier King Charles has been a yumove advance now for about five years for her joints etc.. could you please tell me the benefits of these tablets against the yumove advance I'll be very interested to find out more.. does it have all the same ingredients that yumove has are there some not included many thanks look forward to your answer Tracy

  • Veterinary Advisor

YuMove Advanced and Joint Force are very similar products and both contain quality ingredients. Joint Force contains some extra ingredients that Synoquin doesn't- one of which is Turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory. On the whole I don't think your dog will notice much difference between the two but if you feel that you'd like the addition of the anti-inflammatory give Joint Force a go.

31 July 2018 at 2:14pm

Can it cause itching?

Ellen Higgins

My doberman William has been on joint force for about 7 weeks now to help with a joint injury. However he has in the past suffered with very bad itchy skin due to demodex mange. He had it as a pup. With careful management he hasn't had any problems at all until about 4 or 5 weeks ago, so I'm wondering whether it could be joint force causing it. I think it has omega 6 in it which I believe can cause inflammation. He hasn't had any problems until now so what would your advice be ? He is 3 year's old.

  • Product Developer

Hi Ellen,

Thank you for your question,

I'm sorry to hear that William has been experiencing discomfort with his skin recently, you are correct that an excess of omega 6 can sometimes cause inflammation, although Joint Force does not contain Omega 6, but rather Omega 3 from Green Lipped Mussel which should actually help with inflammation. We would first recommend having William checked by your veterinary surgeon to rule out any conditions that have caused his itchy skin to occur again, and your vet may be able to discuss whether a skin supplement could help in his case if he is not already taking one. You will find that Omega 6 is commonly included in skin supplements, however this is because optimal skin health is achieved by a diet containing a balance of both omega 3 & 6, which skin supplements aim to provide. If your vet feels that William will benefit from a skin supplement, one of our most popular and positively reviewed products specially formulated for dogs with itchy skin is Yumega Itchy Dog. This is added to their food and you can usually expect to see results in around 4-6 weeks.

I hope this helps.

18 June 2018 at 3:43pm

Chewable?

Barbara Bell

Are these chewable like a treat ?

  • Product Developer

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for your question,

Joint Force tablets are chewable and crushable, however they are not a soft chew, but rather a tablet, so don't have a chewy texture. We are however currently looking in to a soft chew option to add to our Joint Force range.

I hope this helps!

1 February 2018 at 3:42pm

Purity

Lindsey

Hi

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.

Thanks

  • 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.

19 November 2017 at 5:46am

Safe for 15yr old on Tramadol?

Paula

  • VioVet customer since 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,

Danielle

25 September 2017 at 10:21pm

What age should u start dogs on these?

Rhianne

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.

19 September 2017 at 10:50pm

Dosage

Colette

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.