Green Lipped Mussels – The HEALTHIEST option for your dog!
These are 100% green lipped mussels simply dried.
They have no additives, colouring, preservative or anything else added.
- The best NATURAL joint support in the world (highest glucosamine and chondroitin levels)
- High in Omega 3
- 100% Green lipped mussel (NZ import)
What are green lipped mussels dog treats?
Our Green Lipped mussels are currently about 2 cm long and weigh about 2g. While you can get them larger, this size makes them a good size for ANY dog, and also more likely to be used as an ultimate training treat as you get so many per pack!
They are known to be the greatest human body supplement (and a super-food) because of the vast area of beneficial natural chemicals and minerals in them.
The information below shows why they are considered a complete super-food.
This does not mean you should feed your dog only these ‘treats’ but they are packed full of many different types of nutrition goodness.
What dogs can eat GLM’s
ANY dog can eat green lipped mussels. However unlike other treats that can either be long chewing or a preoccupying treat, that is NOT what this treat is about.
Its major benefit is HEALTH for your dog’s joints. That is why this product page will concentrate of dog health benefits.
Green Lipped mussel dog treat Nutrition summary
Contains chondroitin and glucosamine
which can reduce pain of osteoarthritis in dogs. These two chemicals also assist cartilage development in dogs and assist in the creation of the fluid lubricant between bones in joints.
High level and quality Omega 3 oils
These (essential fatty acids EFA’s) assists in the reduction of inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. It is also believed that in conjunction with chondroitin and glucosamine helping to rebuild bone/ cartilage joint areas and fortifying the liquid lubricant, the EFA reduces pain from inflammation pressing on nerves in the area.
Assists Immune system:
GLMs can help reduce viral and bacterial infections and assist in the formation of antibodies. For dogs that have fungal/ bacterial issues in ears, this treat can help reduce those issues (unchecked population growth) when used regularly.
These GLMs are not farmed (ie sea caught) which enables them to have consistently high Quality mineral content.
GLM other properties
- Assists in prevention of heart disease (and other circulation issues) and asthma
- Source of anti-oxidants helps aid cells maintain and repair themselves.
Typical analysis: 60% protein, 8% crude fat (high Omega 3 content), 3% crude fibre.
Science Journal information:
Improvement of Arthritic Signs in Dogs Fed Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus) Tiffany Linn Bierer, Linh M. Bui
The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 132, Issue 6, June 2002, Pages 1634S–1636S,
What the GLM diet was looking at assessing
“Arthritis is a significant problem in both humans and animals that may occur at any age but is particularly common in older individuals. In dogs, both degenerative and inflammatory arthropathies may occur but the most common form of joint disease is osteoarthritis (OA), a complex, progressive disease characterized by the degeneration of articular cartilage and by the formation of new bone (osteophytes) at joint margins”
RESULTS – improvement in arthritis pain
“Nine of 17 (53%) dogs in the GLM treat group exhibited a 30% or greater reduction in total arthritic scores, of which seven dogs (41%) showed a 40% or greater improvement and two dogs (12%) showed a 50% or greater improvement. However, none of the dogs in the Control group demonstrated a 30% or greater improvement after wk 6 of treatment.“
Green lipped mussel – anti inflammatory response benefit
“Although the mechanism for this is not fully understood, the effect may be the result, in part, of a reduction in the synovial inflammatory response. Anti-inflammatory activity of freeze-dried powdered GLM has been demonstrated in rats . More recently, a lipid-rich extract of stabilized GLM has been shown to be a potent, but relatively slow-acting, anti-inflammatory agent, with the highest anti-inflammatory activity being found in the polyunsaturated free fatty acid (PUFA) component of the mussel”
GLM (stick, or powder) nutrients
“Freeze-dried GLM powder contains a variety of nutrients that may have a beneficial effect on joint health, including glycosaminoglycans (chondroitin sulfates), omega-3 fatty acids [ETA; eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA); docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)], amino acids (glutamine, methionine), vitamins (E, C) and minerals (zinc, copper, manganese) (7,8). Glycosaminoglycans are long, unbranched carbohydrates that are major components of cartilage matrix and synovial fluid. “
THE value in chondroitin for dogs
“Dietary supplementation with glycosaminoglycans, particularly chondroitin sulfate, may help to stimulate cartilage matrix production, inhibit degradative enzyme activity in cartilage and help to prevent thrombus, plaque and fibrin formation in synovial and subchondral blood vessels (9,10). Oral supplementation with a glycosaminoglycan preparation, derived from GLM, was found to reduce lameness and pain in a high proportion of arthritic dogs after an 8-wk treatment”