Green lipped mussels can be beneficial for dogs and cats that have pain issues. It's a powerful ingredient if your pet is showing symptoms of reduced mobility.
Many studies have shown the effectiveness of Green-lipped mussel (GLM) as a natural anti-inflammatory that may help with existing joint issues.
GLM is rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients. An excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, which is a compound of connective tissues such as joints and bones.
In addition, it also contains vitamin C and E, antioxidants, B vitamins, and minerals such as copper, zinc, and selenium, all of which are vital to pets' joint health.
What are Green Lipped Mussels?
GLM’s, also known as Perna Canaliculus, are native to New Zealand. They get their name from the description of the bright green strip around their shell. As well as the green lip on the inside of the shell.
GLM is available in PetWell's MOBILITY supplement that aid in Hip + Joint relief and promotes healthy bone and muscle development. Also suitable for younger pets as a prevention for joint issues.
The benefits of Green Lipped Mussels for dogs and cats
As mentioned, one of the leading benefits of GLM’s are Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). Unlike fish oil (which also contains Omega 3) GLM is a standout ingredient because it has many additional nutrients.
GLM is packed with other natural compounds that also reduce joint pain such as;
- ETA, a third fatty acid unique to GLM’s making it a powerful anti-inflammatory
- Vitamin C and E, B vitamins, and minerals such as copper, zinc, and selenium, all of which are vital to pets' joint health
- Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, which is a compound of connective tissue and really important for pets with arthritic pain
- Assists tissues such as joints and bones
- Amino acids which work to support the immune system
A natural nutrient filter
A wonderful fact about GLMs is that they are a natural filter in seawater. This makes it possible for GLM to retain high levels of nutrients providing your pet with many overall health benefits.
Simply put, the benefits of Green Lipped Mussels for dogs and cats result in;
- Reduced inflammation
- Less joint pain
- Better mobility
- Strengthened joints
- Prevention of arthritis
- Increased immunity for your beloved pet.
Green lipped mussels are a natural remedy. As a result, they can take a little longer to work in compared to synthetic supplements or medication. However, they are safer because they're 100% natural. It's worth investing the time in all-natural supplements to treat and prevent your pet's ailments.
Developed by a pet naturopath, PetWell have all-natural, Australian made supplements for your pets. Here are a couple of PetWell’s products that contain GLM along with other natural ingredients to support your pet's wellbeing;
MOBILITY Hip + Joint Relief contains GLM as well as other natural ingredients that work to treat Hip + Joint issues.
Or you might like to try PetWell’s supplement called THRIVE Immune Support, also containing GLM. The perfect supplement for growing pets and pets that could do with an overall well-being supplement. As we say, prevention is better than cure.
The Science behind it
Don’t just take our word for it, here are some evidence-based studies for you to review.
Evaluating Complementary Therapies for Canine Osteoarthritis Part I: Green-lipped Mussel
Greenshell™ Mussels: A Review of Veterinary Trials and Future Research Directions
Improvement of Arthritic Signs in Dogs Fed Green-Lipped Mussel
Disclaimer: The entire contents of this email and website are not to be taken as medical advice. The team at Pet Squad Pty Ltd trading as PetWell encourages you to make your own pet healthcare decisions based on your research and in partnership with a qualified pet healthcare professional.
New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels are featured in
Petwell's THRIVE and MOBILITY Supplements and Freeze-Dried Treats