Did you know that 1 out of 4 dogs suffers from arthritis?

Arthritis is a progressive degenerative joint disease characterised by joint degeneration, chronic inflammation and immune dysfunction. Symptoms include stiffness, swollen and painful joints, reduced mobility and discomfort which have a major impact on quality of life and expectancy.

Arthritis doesn't just affect senior animals. 70% of joint disease results from developmental diseases: 22% of arthritis cases are found in dogs less than 12 months of age.

There are two main types of joint problems in dogs, so it’s never too early to think about your dog’s long-term joint health or administering natural joint support and an arthritis supplement for dogs to help to offset the degenerative effects of ageing.


1. Developmental

  • Hip or elbow dysplasia
  • HOD (hypertrophic osteodystrophy)
  • OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)

2. Degenerative

  • osteoarthritis

Degenerative joint disease can get worse with age if left untreated.

Both developmental and degenerative joint disease involves inflammation. Swelling and pain are part of the body’s attempt to heal from injury and wear and tear, sending antibodies and white blood cells to promote healing.

Inflammation that goes unchecked can add to your dog’s joint issues:

Joints are lined with a thin layer of cartilage that produces a fluid that lubricates the joint. This helps the joints move and function without any friction or pain.

Over time, antibodies from chronic inflammation begin to attack the joint lining and ironically, cause the joint disease they’re trying to protect against and the symptoms of joint disease appear.

Factors that can increase the risk of joint disease:

Genetic predisposition
Joint over-activity
Poor nutrition and high carbohydrates
Hormone imbalance
Infection and injury
Excess body weight
Environmental toxins and heavy metals
immune dysfunction
Standard Veterinary Treatment

NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories)

If your dog is suffering from joint disease or arthritis, your vet might prescribe NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) These drugs include Rimadyl, Metacam, Inflacam and Petcam and are all cox-2 inhibitors. This means they work by inhibiting the inflammatory process … which happens through something called a cyclooxygenase pathway (COX).

The COX pathways are important for many body functions including:

  • Blood vessel constriction and blood clotting
  • Stomach acid production and mucous lining
  • Blood flow to the kidneys
  • Inflammatory response

Controlling inflammation with NSAIDs can cause issues in other parts of the body: Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturers of Metacam explain:
“As a class, cyclooxygenase inhibitory NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal (gut), renal (kidney), hepatic (liver) toxicity. Serious adverse reactions associated with this drug class can occur without warning and in rare situations result in death.”

NSAIDs can make your dog’s joint pain worse!

According to Dr Ross Hauser “one of the most serious adverse reactions to NSAIDs, that is little appreciated, is that as a class of compounds they cause the breakdown of articular cartilage, thereby accelerating osteoarthritis, the very disease for which they are most commonly prescribed! The pathogenesis of osteoarthritis is accelerated by NSAIDs.”
Simply stated, that means the risks of using NSAIDs outweigh the benefits especially when there are natural alternatives that are just as effective.

Next-generation natural alternative

NutriFlex® Anti-ageing Collagen and Triple-Action-Joint-Support

NutriFlex® Advanced triple-action-joint support (joint, cartilage, bone) is scientifically formulated with naturally occurring, bioactive ingredients backed by science, recommended by vets and animal nutritionists. Nutriflex® is a next-generation holistic anti-ageing " bone-broth" protein supplement, packed with a synergistic source of amino acids, naturally occurring joint nutrients, (glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid) vitamins and minerals

Collagen makes up over 70% of your dog’s muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other joint supporting tissues, but when it breaks down or diminishes with age, your dog’s joints can’t handle movement as well and the muscles and tissues become brittle. This results in inflammation and eventually joint disease, stiffness and discomfort.

Daily supplementation with NutriFlex® Advanced (targeted arthritis and triple-action-joint-health for dogs and cats) helps restore and maintain your pet's collagen levels and regenerate natural collagen production for an active, happier and healthier life.









NutriFlex® Advanced Triple-Action-Joint-Support

Formulated with Collagen Type II (Chicken Sternum)

Our unique type II collagen is a naturally occurring source chondroitin, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid.
Chondroitin is the major glycosaminoglycan in cartilage and when combined with glucosamine it becomes supercharged:

  • inhibits destructive enzymes in joint fluid and cartilage
  • helps the body repair damaged cartilage and
  • restores joint integrity
  • aids shock absorption
  • protects existing cartilage from premature breakdown
  • promotes cartilage tissue hydration

Glucosamine is a combination of glutamine (an amino acid) and glucose (a sugar).

Your dog’s body naturally produces glucosamine which helps create molecules that form the cartilage of your dog’s joints. But natural production declines with age.

Supplementing with naturally derived glucosamine and hyaluronic acid can repair damaged cartilage and tissues, help boost or replace lost joint fluid and relieve joint pain and discomfort.

Hyaluronic acid maintains joint lubrication, cushion joints and keeps them working smoothly.

Vets may recommend veterinary glucosamine supplements. Not only are these expensive but most are synthetic and are not absorbed as efficiently or as effectively as their natural counterparts.

NutriFlex® Advanced Triple-Action-Joint-Support

Formulated with OptiMSM®

4X distilled ultra-pure MSM 

MSM is a natural analgesic, anti-inflammatory and joint protector. It relieves chronic pain and blocks inflammation by activating cortisol — a natural anti-inflammatory hormone produced by the body. NutriFlex® is formulated with OptiMSM® the only GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) designated MSM powder — 4X distilled it's ultra-pure and free from heavy metals. (beware of cheap and potentially toxic imitation MSM imports from China). OptiMSM® is rich in bioavailable organic sulphur which is vital for essential bodily function and optimal health of soft tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and lean muscle. MSM aids gut health, and is proven to offer protection against intestinal worms and can reduce inflammatory markers and oxidative stress.

NutriFlex® Advanced Triple-Action-Joint-Support

Formulated with Buffered Vitamin C

— pH neutral — non-acidic — gut-friendly

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and immune booster and promotes improved recovery from illness or injury. Nutriflex® is formulated using calcium ascorbate, a buffered form of vitamin C which is more effectively absorbed and more gentle on the gut than regular vitamin C.

Quick tips for managing your pets' joint pain:

Quick tips for managing your pets' joint pain

1. Give your pet a "Daily Scoop of Happiness"

A daily serving of NutriFlex can help your pet enjoy an active, happier and healthier life.

Quick tips for managing your pets' joint pain

2. Switch your pet onto a natural diet

Kibble is high in carbohydrates. Excessive carbohydrates cause inflammation. Inflammation causes joint disease and pain.

Quick tips for managing your pets' joint pain

3. Maintain your pet's healthy weight

Excess weight increases the pressure on joints which causes premature wear and tear, inflammation and joint disease.

Quick tips for managing your pets' joint pain

4. Excercise your dog regularly

Dogs love walking and social interactions. Regular exercise maintains muscle tone which is essential for joint health and support.




NutriFlex® anti-ageing collagen and next-generation triple-action joint-support. Scientifically formulated and brimming with naturally occurring joint nutrients, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, NutriFlex® is the natural way to help your best-friend enjoy daily vitality, mobility, agility and comfort.


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