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Missing Link Ultimate Hip & Joint (Formerly Missing Link Plus Canine Formula)

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Form: Powder
Maintenance Dose: 1 SmartPak Well

Missing Link Ultimate Hip & Joint combines the benefits of Glucosamine with all natural, human grade whole foods, carefully chosen for their nutrient profile and synergistic effects. Missing Link Ultimate Hip & Joint is in the form of a granular powder that is easily sprinkled on the animal's regular food on a daily basis according to weight.

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    Missing Link Ultimate Hip & Joint (Formerly Missing Link Plus Canine Formula) is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made a World of Difference My 11 yr old lab mix had gotten stiff and she couldnt jump on the bed and wouldn't use the doggie steps. She and her 11 yr old sister have been on this product for 2 months now, and Lucky goes up and down the bed steps like a champ, even in the dark. They are both moving with a minimum of stiffness and dont seem to be in pain anymore. I even quit giving them the aspirin . HIGHLY reccommended!
    Date published: 2012-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Positive Results Put my 7yr old Australian shepherd on this after noticing she was having difficulty getting up after laying down and was not her active self. Just a month into using missing link and she is back to herself! She now runs around again and gets up from laying down with no distress. Definitely a keeper on the menu! She can be a picky eater but eats the powder right down with her dog food.
    Date published: 2012-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good My 11 year old german shorthair/lab mix has been on the Missing Link Plus Canine Formula for about two months or so and it seems to be helping with his stiffness and joint pain. I have also lessened his activity level (jumping and bounding around and landing too aggressively on his older arthritic joints). In combination with this and Petco's Alleviate natural aspirin free pain reliever, he has been limping A LOT less. And if he does start limping, it seems to heal quicker to where he is back to normal and can continue going on walks. I would HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone dealing with an older dog with joint and arthritis problems. I tried a very large array of supplements over the past couple of years and I feel Missing Link has finally been the successful solution!
    Date published: 2013-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PROOF THAT IT WORKS! Well, how foolish I was. I first purchased this for my daughter's old dog, who ended up having to be put down. She passed it back to me for our now 16 yr. old Basenji. I used it faithfully, but ran out, and did not re-order soon enough. I would guess our dog has been without it for a couple of weeks, and I've seen a HUGE decline in her mobility and spryness! MY BAD! Have the order placed now, and can't wait to start her on it again. I should have NEVER let myself run out. I love it, though, when there is PROOF that a supplement works! No wasted $$ with this product! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
    Date published: 2012-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Effective Canine Joint Supplement The effectiveness of a joint supplement can be hit or miss, and what may work for one horse or dog, may not work for another. This one has consistently proven itself effective on all of my dogs. I first tried this on one of my older dogs who also had problems with skin fungus. Within 2 weeks she was moving much better -- "trotting" along rather than walking slowly and was in a playful mood again. Her skin problems and tendency for yeast in her ears cleared up completely within a month. I recently started this on my two 8 year old Boxers, and again, within weeks I noticed a very marked improvement in movement (and they were already very active). One has some hip dysplasia (sp?) and I've been finding him up on the bed all the time! I assumed he just preferred his own bed on the floor, but I think the jump was probably too painful for him until now. I then decided to put my two terriers on it as well and both are showing increased flexibility and energy. My older Westie is also dropping some extra weight just because he is more active than ever. I highly recommend this product!
    Date published: 2011-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noticeable Difference I added this supplement to my dog's smartpak because I'd noticed he was becoming very stiff upon getting up. I was tentative about this supplement as it is more holistic rather than purely for joints, but I decided to save money by using this in place of a joint supplement and a coat supplement. It is about 2 weeks from when I began adding this to my dogs food and he is no longer stiff when he gets up, no matter what he has been doing that day. Such a huge difference! And his coat is still just as healthy as it was on the former coat supplement. Definitely a worthwhile purchase.
    Date published: 2011-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best canine supplement! This is the only joint supplement I could find through SmartPak that didn't include disgusting ingredients like brewer's yeast (MANY dogs are allergic to yeast and it produces gas which, besides the obvious unpleasantness, can cause bloat), cellulose (sawdust), and silicon dioxide (sand). I had my dog on Missing Link and Cosequin, so I switched him to Missing Link Plus (which is a MV and a joint supplement combined), cancelled the previous MV and joint supplements, and saved money. I just wish it included chondroitin and MSM. I didn't think my dog would like the powder, but he eats it just fine! He'll even eat it by itself.
    Date published: 2011-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value! I use this product on my 8 year old retired Greyhound, who has some overall stiffness from her previous career. It has allowed me to decrease her NSAID dosage quite a bit, and it appears to be very palatable.
    Date published: 2013-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from He Loves This Stuff We were worried that since we had cut back on daily amount of kibble due to weight problems for Sam that he wasn't getting the nutrients he should be getting so added this supplement. Now we have to listen to his metal bowl being licked clean for a least 10 minutes after he is done eating.
    Date published: 2011-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It Our Sealyham Terrier has epilepsy & is on phenobarb & potassium bromide. He put on a lot of weight so we opted to try the raw meat diet. Our vet says it is not nutritionally complete so we added the Missing Link. "Jeep" has lost weight & is more active (still loves his pillows) & looks great. He gobbles his food down with the Missing Link on top. Great product.
    Date published: 2011-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sam Loves this stuff We had reduced the amount of food Sam was getting and I was concerned that he might not be getting enough of the stuff he really needed, so added this for a supplement. As a Beagle, Sam loves all food, but when we started adding this as a supplement he won't leave his bowl until he has licked every inch of it.
    Date published: 2010-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used this product to improve the coat of my dogs with good results. I was very glad to find it was available to order from SmartPak.
    Date published: 2010-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff! My very senior Queensland Heeler appears to have some metabolic issues and has a very coarse & dense coat. After a month on Missing Link Plus her coat is softern and she's not shedding as much.
    Date published: 2010-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Missing link plus has been great! Missing link plus has been a fantastic addition to my dogs diet! Two of my dogs had begun eating dirt on a regular basis. Not to mention my 10 year old husky had begun to slow down. After adding this to their diet all dirt eating has ceased and my husky is more energetic than ever. They love eating it too!
    Date published: 2010-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around vitamin My dogs, a chocolate lab and jack russell terrier have been on this on the recommendation of my lab's foster mother and I have noticed a HUGE difference. My lab's coat is shiny and soft, her intestinal track is regular and she is showing less signs of discomfort then before she went off. My Russell has subluxating knees and I truly believe the glucosamine is keeping him free of discomfort. His fur is also VERY soft and they both love the taste!
    Date published: 2010-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more waste I am thrilled to be able to order Missing Link in small quantities...we used to waste most of the bag because of it's 90 day expiration date and the fact that our dogs are very small...thanks SmartPack!
    Date published: 2010-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from He won't eat dinner without it Our 7 year old Neapolitian Mastiff is getting a little stiff and sore in his old age. We started feeding him Missing Link Plus and we noticed an improvement in the ease of him getting out of bed in the morning. He loves the taste and won't eat his dinner without it. Our other 3 year old dog felt left out and wanted the Missing Link too so we started him on the regular Missing Link and he loves it.
    Date published: 2010-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dogs love it All 4 of my dogs get this daily on top of their kibble. They are picky eaters, and all eat it with gusto. Their coats are soft and shiny and the glucosamine helps with stiffness.
    Date published: 2010-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing supplement! I would recommend this product because of the price and my dog, Bella loves it! It is such an overall good product that has numerous benefits!
    Date published: 2010-01-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good basic supplement Our rat terrier has luxating patellas and at 5 was starting to slow down and limp a lot. She woke up stiff and uncomfortable and had trouble jumping onto the couch and bed. We were told it was surgery or try and delay it with a supplement. We opted for the supplement and she is now 7 and much more comfortable than she was at half that age. She can jump on and off anything she pleases, runs the length of the yard at top speed and will dance on her back legs again. This has been great for her.The only down side is that we find she won't touch it on her food unless we wet it because of the powdery consistency. Once it's wet, she will eat it no problem.
    Date published: 2009-06-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2009-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my dog's life Last year I thought my 9 year old Rotweiler/Boxer wasn't going to make it. He's been on Prednisone for Lupus since he was 3 years old and had been doing well. Now he was losing weight, could barely get up after laying down and would fall down when trying to lift his leg to urinate. He looked old and depressed. Friends had used Missing Link Plus Feline and highly recommended it.I put Ozzy on Missing Link Plus Canine and KID YOU NOT, within 3 days there was a huge improvement in his movement and attitude! After about a week or two, he was trotting around, wagging his tail and helping me herd horses! He's happy, playful, shiney and beautiful. I even weaned him off his Prednisone! I believe it not only saved his life, but improved it dramatically.
    Date published: 2009-04-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from not great for my dogs I have always heard great things about Missing Link and I needed a glucosamine supplement so I figured what the heck. It really didn't improve my dogs' coats, in fact they seemed a little drier. I didn't realize this product didn't have a great combo of joint supplemetns compared to others on the market either. I have since went to a supplement with glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, synovi, perna, and assorted vitamins all in one and have seen a big improvement but, what works for one dog, may not work for another...
    Date published: 2009-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally something works My lab has bad allergies. He needs injections every three days as a result and has always had dry itchy skin. I was so sick of trying a million things that never worked and finally my sister told me to try Missing Link. He has never been happier! After only one month his coat is shinny and beautiful and he is not dry or flakey! He is a much happier dog!
    Date published: 2009-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Pick This is the best overall supplement! My Lab was always shedding a tremendous amount and had a dull looking coat. I was on the market for a skin, coat and joint supplement. I skeptically tried the Missing Link for a trial month. I was blown away by the result. Her coat now has a brilliant shine and isn’t ending up all over my floors! I am also thrilled that she receiving the joint support any aging dog needs.
    Date published: 2009-02-04
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