A couple of weeks ago, Maestro's vet from the Canine Aquafitness and Veterinary Rehab Centre recommended that he try Myristol. It's a joint care supplement for dogs. We picked up the "small" tub for $78 CAD. Thankfully, it contains 240 soy-based gluten free, chewable tablets, so it will last Maestro over half a year.
About Myristol Joint Health Supplement for Dogs
Myristol contains the following ingredients: Cetyl Myristoleate Fatty Acid Complex, Glucosamine HCl, MethylSulfonylMethane (MSM), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Zinc (Zn), Manganese (Mn) and Copper (Cu).
The tablets are approximately .75 inches in diameter. Not too stinky.
Dr. Catherine recommended that Maestro start with 1/2 tablet a day on an empty stomach. Let me tell you, she meant it. Feeding Maestro 1 tablet with supper meant that he lost his supper and I had to feed him again. #lessonlearned
The History of Myristol Products for Dogs, Cats, Horses and Humans
Myristol was developed by Dr. Trotter who graduated from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to Myristol for canines, Dr. Trotter has developed similar products for cats, horses and humans.
Other joint supplements worth checking out include: Nutri-Pet Research Nupro Joint Supplement for Dogs, Joint MAX TRIPLE Strength SOFT CHEWS and Cosequin Maximum Strength Hip & Joint Supplements. Please note that these are a bit more potent than the $8.99 versions you see at your local pet store.
Myristol: Final Verdict
Maestro has only been on Myristol for a few weeks now. I have noticed some improvement in his mobility. Normally, I would noticed increased stiffness 10 days after a laser therapy session. With Myristol, he's a bit more agile beyond that point.
We'll give an update after he has been on Myristol joint supplement for a longer period of time. For now, our experience has been fairly positive.