Green-lipped Mussel: How a Little “Mussel” Can Help Your Four-Legged Friend

Most people’s reaction to hearing the word “green-lipped mussel” is “green WHAT mussel?” Green-lipped mussel is a mollusk harvested from the waters surrounding New Zealand that can be used as a supplement to help humans and animals. The native people of New Zealand, known as Maoris, have known the health benefits of these mussels since the early 1900s, but they have only recently been introduced to the Western world.

How can green-lipped mussel help my pet?
As our canine and feline friends age, they can experience discomforts – much like humans. However, a variety of methods can help relieve joint stiffness associated with normal daily exercise and activity.

Green-lipped mussel is sometimes called a “miracle from the sea” and is a natural food source. Unless your pet is allergic to shellfish, it is unlikely that he or she will experience negative side effects. When GLMs are harvested in peak condition, they are a rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and minerals. They contain high levels of glucosamine and chondroitin. These two naturally occurring agents are critical building blocks for your pet’s bone and cartilage health.

How much does your pet need?
Tomlyn’s Joint & Hip Chews are packaged separately for medium to large dogs, small dogs, cats and even senior dogs. Our chews contain Perna canaliculus, which helps maintain healthy cartilage and supports normal joint function. Green-lipped mussel is the source of Perna. Your pets will ove the delicious chew that helps their joint pain. 

It’s important to consult with your vet before adding any supplement to your pet’s diet. It’s important to always keep a close eye on your pets when introducing them to new foods and supplements.

Take the plunge and put a little “mussel” to your pet’s diet.