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The Missing Link® Hip & Joint Supplement for Dogs

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Missing Link 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 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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The Missing Link® Hip & Joint Supplement for Dogs is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 65.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Yogi is nine years old and has taken missing link since a puppy and and has no hip or joint issues
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Excellent product. My 3 dogs love it. It keeps joints and their bone in great shape. We had no problems since we started using it.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I have used this product for my dogs for over 15 yrs. Their coats are silky and as they age I feel that their overall health is better due to this.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CCL Recovery Pup! My lab had CCL surgery two years ago & we started her on these a few months back. This has made a huge difference for her, post-op, compared to the other meds she was on. Im not noticing nearly as much soreness after a hard day of play & she acts like the surgery never even happened! We are really happy with these.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Addition To Food I use this powder when I make my dog's food to make sure she gets a good, healthy diet every day full of vitamins and minerals. She loves her food and keeps a healthy weight and shiny coat. For price and ingredients this is a great product and great value!
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vet recommended! This product is great! I give it to my 13 year old dog on my vet's recommendation. It makes his old bones feel better. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Joint Vitamins Ever Been using this for 3 years for my male Aussie mix. 11 years old now and is still moving excellent!
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This wonder supplement works I started using the missing link when my pomerainian was 8 yrs old. He was having shoulder problems and no longer would jump on or off the bed. He is now 17 and the vet makes comments as to how amazed she is with his condition. After being on the supplement for about 2 months he was back to bounding on and off the bed and running and chasing us in the yard amazingly is still to this day.
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Missing Link Hips and Joint Support It really helped with my dog's joint pain! There was a definite hop in his step after using this for a short time.
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Missing Link original hip and joint powder A year ago my dog started walking slow and had a hard time walking up stairs and getting in the car. I attributed it to old age. I found Missing Link Original Hip & Joint powder and started to put in her food daily. Shock to me in 2weeks she was waking normal. She is 13yrs old Rottie/Lab mix and she can pull me for 10 mikes. No joke. I also give it to my little dog he is an 11yr old Chahuweenie. I give it 5 Stars because they both eat it and no pain for my older dog & I got my hiking partner back.
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not just suppliment - treats Had to start making bisquits with it my lab got finiky
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best vitamin Best vitamin around! Keeps the dog healthy inside and out. I get compliments daily on my labs coat, shiny and healthy.
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use My dog loves it and that makes life better for both of us
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inferior to the Original formula Been using the Missing Link Original formula for some time now. It's a great product and my 2 dogs have both benefited from it. I'm disappointed, however, to see that the Ultimate formula has all the B vitamins removed along with niacin, folic acid and taurine all of which are beneficial. Seems to be a step down to me.
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product! I have a hard to pill Yorkie who hated his previous joint supplements. This is so easy to use I just mix it into his wet food and he loves it.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Convenience and the Health Care Benefits I am adding this to all three of my dogs. I have had a dog into which I sunk $12,000 in surgery for joint problems. I would far rather enhance my dogs' carefully selected diets than to treat the joint destrucion without.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dog Wouldn't Eat I ordered this for my elderly dog and mixed it in his food. He would not eat it unfortunately so I can say if it works.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great This stuff works amazing My dogs move so much better. Specially my oldest girl with arthritis. The only issue is I have to mix is in somethung cause they don't like the way it tastes. I have to hide it in their food.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy cow, it works! I bought this after the vet recommended that I put my 3 yr old dog on a joint supplement for arthritis in a previously broken leg when I adopted him. 90% of the time this dog hopped on 3 legs to avoid using the leg and I always thought there would be no hope for helping him since the injury was set incorrectly to heal and resulted in the tibia healing across his knee instead of straight back into the joint, moving the patella and thus just creating an arthritic mess that according to the vet, no surgery will ever fix. So I came here after having a horse on smartpaks and took my chance on this to see if it would help my dog's case considering the circumstances of his healed break. Well I'm so glad I did! This dog would run, but like a tripod, never jump, sit out to the side, avoid using the leg at all costs. Now he is outrunning my other dog, playing rough, jumping in the air, jumping off our dock, swimming like a fish - none of which was normal before. I am beyond thankful for this product and just still can't believe the mobility it has given my young dog who I feared would endure a slow life of terrible arthritis. It's worth giving it a shot in any circumstance!
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Missing link Love this stuff! All my dogs get it & it's wonderful!
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatttt!!! My yellow lab is 9 and she was new dog after a week!!!! I can't believe the difference I saw. She would never go down the stairs and now she's going up and down like crazy! Will be keeping her on it!
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Really Works! I bought this 2 months ago for my 8yr old german shepherd when I started to notice him giving up sooner than normal when throwing the tennis ball. No more then 2 weeks on this (at half strength even) he's back to wearing out my arm! He goes goes and goes some more to the point I thought of lessening his dose to give me a breatk! Wonderul and Economical choice for our larger breed dogs. He can be a semi-picky eater and has no hesitation with this supplement. Highly Recommend!
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice product! I've been using this product for my two dogs. One of them has been on it for several years, the other just a few months. I can't say it has FIXED anything because my dogs didn't have any particular issues. But they have nice shiny coats and /I/ feel good for giving them something that seems so good! And I'm hoping that being on a joint supplement will help their hips and knees stay healthy since they are quite active dogs. The only thing I wish about this product is I wish it came with a measuring scoop. But I'll get around to finding a measuring spoon of the right size at my thrift store soon.
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from seems to be working great! I've got a 10 year old 90 lb mix breed dog that is starting to show signs of arthritis. She's been on this product for 2 months and her stiff joints don't seem to be as bothersome as much, if it at all!
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picky Eater Approved! I've been having a difficult time finding a joint supplement my whippet would eat.  No matter what I tried, I couldn't get her to eat any of the other wonderful products on the market.  So next on the list was Missing Link and to my surprise she loves it.  She licks her bowl clean and no more trying to disguise supplements.  Thank you Missing Link!  I would also add that she hasn't had any signs of limping since starting Missing Link.
Date published: 2013-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old dog, new hips Our 7 year old lab used to be 200lbs. Before we took him into our care and his joints suffered from the weight. With a good diet and this supplement he is almost annoying with all the energy he has. He jumps around, runs for miles, and plays more than our 10 month old Aussie puppy!
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Try it They Will Like It!!!! I've tried many supplements and while I can't attest to how it works due to only having it for 2 weeks I can say that I've had no issues at all with my 3 hounds licking their bowls clean. Supplements like Wellactin etc...usually took some getting used to, but not with Missing Link. In addition to the ingredients for joint assistance I like the flax seed and Omega's. My Corgi (13 in Oct) is diabetic and my German Shorthair mix (soon to be 14) has cushings, but this supplement works for both even with all their dietary restrictions. Glad I decided to try this.
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly the Missing Link I chose to purchase this product for the yellow lab I adopted a year and a half ago. She was born in a puppy mill, had puppies of her own in her first heat, and she was starved rather severely. Needless to say, she needed a boost. I bought this supplement in conjunction with SmartPaks PortionPaks of the Lamb formula. Juno eats nearly anything so I cannot truly speak for the palatability of it, but she definitely does not turn her nose up at her food! As for the value, it is less than $10 a month to support her ever active joints that go running and hiking daily, and her need for support in her coat that we did not even realize until we had her on this! After just a month on PortionPaks and Missing Link, Juno had and has maintained a full, thick, soft, and shiny coat and is in prime health. Every time we see the vet, she comments on how great our dog looks. I am an avid SmartPaker for my horse, but I have to say - it works just as well for the dog, too! Knowing that anyone can get her food and supplement right for a decent price and an awesome product is just a no-brainer in my book!
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! Only been using little less than a month but he loves this supplement. He wakes me up at 4:30am to eat( bit of a downside:) ) I'm using this as a preventative because he plays too hard and it seems to be working, not getting as stiff.
Date published: 2013-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Supplement for GSD I live in a country where you cannot get quality dry dog food so I have to feed my dog a diet I cook. I love this supplement because I know that it fills the gap on any missing nutrients I failed to add to the dog's diet. I do wish they made this in a pellet form as it is hard to tell if dogs eat all the powder. My GSD was already starting to limp at age 1 after vigorous play with her ball and running on hard surfaces, so I decided to start her on the Missing Link with Glucosamine, I have seen no limping since starting her on this product. And she has a beautiful coat too with no dandruff, hot spots or other skin ailments.
Date published: 2012-10-27
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