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Joint Force for Dogs

  • 120 Tablets £13.99
  • 300 Tablets £32.99
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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

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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Reviews of Joint Force for Dogs

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Questions & Answers for Joint Force for Dogs

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

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13th Sep 2016
  • VioVet Customer Since: April 2016
  • From: East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Hi, our 8 year old Labrador has hip dysplasia and I give her Glucosamine 500mg & Chondroiten 400mg at present as well as Omega 3. I cut open the capsules and sprinkle the contents on her food. How does your formula differ from what I am giving her now? She also has one tablet of Previcox every day so is it safe to give her your tablet as well if better than what I am giving her already.

  • Veterinary Surgeon

Joint Force has been formulated to combine 9 nutrients thought to be beneficial to joints. It contains glucosamine, chondroitin and omega 3(green lipped mussel) as you are giving at the moment. Dependent on your dogs weight you would probably be giving 2-3 joint force tablets a day which would equate to around the same or in fact slightly more than the concentrations you are giving of these supplements at the moment. However Joint Force also contains Hyaluronic Acid which is a component of synovial fluid that lubricates the joint surfaces. There are 5 further ingredients which you can read about in the Joint Force description that you are not giving currently with the added benefit that it can all be given in one tablet. There are many different joint supplements though and it is up to you to decide which is the most cost effective for you and works best for your dog.

Joint force or cosequin

1st Sep 2016
Joan Farrell
  • VioVet Customer Since: June 2013
  • From: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

We have a 12 year old German Shepard with hip dysplasia, he takes 70 mg of onsior + 1 cosequin sprinkle tab a day, he has been taking the cosequin for quite a few years would a change to joint force be beneficial for him, he also takes tramadol occasionally for flare ups of pain.Any advice on natural meds would be much appreciated as he does not tolerate pain killers just had a awful experience with gabapentin. Many Thanks

Danielle Fletcher
  • Category Manager, Own Brand & E-SQP

Hi Joan,

Each Cosequin DS contains 3 ingredients, 500mg Glucosamine, 400mg Chondroitin and 5mg Manganese. Glucosamine and Chondroitin are both very important for the structure and strength of joint structures like cartilage and ligaments. Manganese is important for promoting tissue repair and maintenance.

Joint Force tablets contain all three of the above ingredients, plus some others which we hope will provide extra support with all-round, targeted nutrition. Our Chondroitin comes from the Green Lipped Mussel, which also provides a concentrated source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are widely supplemented for their anti-inflammatory properties. We have carefully selected 5 more ingredients involved in the comfort, mobility and integrity of the joints, and we have a nice table with illustrations below the product listing if you would like to read about the properties in more detail.

Cosequin tablets are much larger than Joint Force, so for example your dog may take 1 Cosequin daily (500mg Glucosamine, 400mg Chondroitin and 5mg Manganese), or he could take 3 Joint Force tablets. 3 Joint Force tablets would work out cheaper per day, but would provide:

  • Glucosamine HCL 750mg
  • Green Lipped Mussel (Chondroitin and Omega-3) 450mg
  • MSM 300mg
  • Boswellia Serrata 120mg
  • Turmeric 75mg
  • Ascorbic acid 37.5mg
  • Manganese 6mg
  • Hyaluronic acid 6mg
  • Vitamin E 1.5mg

Cost to our customers was a big concern when formulating the tablets, so we worked hard to ensure our customers can rely on Joint Force for quality nutrition for their dogs, at the best price. If you dog has responded well to Cosequin, I would definitely recommend trying Joint Force to provide him with that extra bit of support, while saving you quite a lot of money. Joint Force can be given safely with his other medication and can be fed directly, put into food or even crushed into food if required.

I hope this has been helpful. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

Yumove to joint force

9th Aug 2016
Teresa Vaughan
  • VioVet Customer Since: January 2015
  • From: West Midlands, United Kingdom

Would my dog benefit from changing from yumove to joint force I give turmeric as well are the two products basically the same

  • Veterinary Surgeon

The two products are very similar except that there is turmeric in Joint Force already but not in Yumove. If you are feeding turmeric as an extra it may make sense to change to Joint Force so that you are feeding one supplement rather than 2.

120 tablets

28th Jun 2016
  • VioVet Customer Since: June 2016
  • From: , Korea, Republic of

my dog is 10kg
I don't understand.
How much to eat in one day?

Danielle Fletcher
  • Category Manager, Own Brand & E-SQP

Hi Yea, a 10kg dog would usually be given 1 tablet per day.

However, if your dog is not currently taking any joint support, I would recommend starting your dog on 2 tablets a day (one in the morning, one in the evening) for the first 4-6 weeks. If your dog is currently on another supplement and you would like to change to Joint Force, you can also give 2 tablets per day for a few weeks, or you can go straight to feeding 1 tablet a day.

On the product page, you can find the feeding guide and cost per day of each product. In the description box below the products, select either the 120 or 300 pack size and then type the weight of your pet into the box and the recommended number of tablets and the cost per day will be highlighted.

I hope this helps!


6th May 2016
Julie Monks
  • VioVet Customer Since: July 2015
  • From: Flintshire, United Kingdom

Are these tablets better than Yumove ?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

It is not possible to say because scientific research to compare the two products has not been carried out. They are very similar products and so might reasonably be expected to be about equal, but there are subtle differences between them and the effect of these is unknown. Yumove is the leading brand and no doubt its manufacturers would suggest that it is better. I think it might taste slightly better to dogs because it contains no turmeric. This ingredient was deliberately included in Joint Force because its anti-oxidant properties are believed to be beneficial. Personally I believe that they are both good products and the differences between them are unlikely to make a great difference to the average dog.

Out dog has a metal plate and pins in one leg

3rd May 2016
Jennifer Lucas
  • VioVet Customer Since: February 2015
  • From: Cumbria, United Kingdom

Our Springer Spaniel broke a front leg 18 months ago and had a plate and pins in. She recovered perfectly and is now 6 years old. Are these tablets a good idea for her leg, other joints? Or is there something else I should be giving herfor such an injury? Thank you.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

This is generally regarded as a very suitable type of supplement to give your dog. There are lots of different makes of joint supplement but Joint Force has been designed to include good levels of the most appropriate ingredients at a good price. Unfortunately there is never a guarantee that arthritic change can be completely prevented, especially with increasing age, but this will hopefully decrease the chances of it becoming a problem.

Green Lipped Mussel

10th Dec 2015

Since my wife ordered these we have managed to take our elderly (17 years old!) dog off metacam, they have been fantastic and although she is stiff when first getting up manages stairs etc fine, we are planning to re-order when out and have been recommending it everywhere

However as is common in older dogs she has other issues, one of which is very high liver enzymes, this was one reason i was so keen to get her off NSAID's

I have since read that green lipped mussel has been indicated for making impaired liver function worse however?

Given that the joint force works, can i be assured that it is much less likely to exacerbate her liver issues than non steroidals such as metacam?


John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

I am certainly confident that Joint Force is likely to be safer for your dog than Metacam or other NSAIDs. You should continue with it. I would add that Joint Force tends to reduce the amount of NSAID needed, but not completely replace it. You might need to give a short course of Metacm periodically if the stiffness gets worse. None of these things are completely safe I suppose, but arthritic pain is not nice either. Most people who suffer constant pain from their joints choose some pain relief and accept the risks. I believe your dog would do the same if you could ask her, which is a judgment you have to make.

Pugs on joint force

6th Dec 2015
Richard Boon
  • VioVet Customer Since: February 2012
  • From: Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

We have two pugs:
7 yr old weighing 5.9kg
3 yr old weighing 5.9kg
They are both currently on sinoquin.
What dose would you recommend for them to start on and would they be ok to start straight away after using sinoquin?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The recommended amount is one tablet per day to each dog. This can be started straight away after stopping the previous supplement.

Any other ingredients?

7th Nov 2015

Hi, are there any other ingredients (not listed) in the Joint Force tablets? My dog has allergies and am looking to switch from Yumove which contains liver. Thanks in advance

Danielle Fletcher
  • Category Manager, Own Brand & E-SQP

Hi Clare,

Here is a list of the ingredients not included in the list of actives:

Liver Flavour, Calcium Carbonate, Di Calcium Phosphate, PVP, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide.

The liver flavour is from chickens and it is in very small amounts, unlikely to cause any problems, although this will depend on the severity of your dog's condition. The other ingredients are approved substances and binding agents required to make the tablets.

If your dog's allergies are severe, it would be best to discuss supplements with your vet, who will be able to give you some advice on whether or not they are suitable. Possible alternatives for your dog could be:

Natural VetCare Mobility for dogs

Dorwest Glucosamine & Chondroitin

Denes Green Lipped Mussel

The Natural VetCare Mobility come in pellet form and are easily added to food. They contain hydrolysed poultry protein, which should not cause any reaction with your dog.

The other two products do not contain flavouring agents, and could be used together to provide some of the ingredients your dog is currently getting from Yumove.

I hope these suggestions have been helpful. Please feel free to get in touch if your have any further questions!

Best regards,



8th Oct 2015
Tracy Wedge
  • VioVet Customer Since: April 2014
  • From: Hampshire, United Kingdom

My vet has recommended my dog has 250mg of Chondroitin and 300mg of green lipped mussel daily can I achieve this with this supplement as I do not notice Chondroitin in the ingredients?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

There is chondroitin in the Green-lipped mussel and this is believed to be one of the reasons this product helps with arthritis symptoms. I would suggest that if you want to follow your vet's directions exactly, then this is not the product for you. (Some people would question the amounts your vet has suggested but in fact there is very little scientific information about this and most reports of results are anecdotal.) I suspect that Joint Force is just as effective as anything else on the market, but you must decide what to use.