My dogs love this, they will lick it out of my hands. I have 2 corgi's and a yellow lab, all around 2 years old and I have learned it's never too early to start with joint supplements!! It's a very fine powder that easily mixes with the dry food and it had almost a beef type smell to it, they are thrilled when I go to grab the bag. I love the MVP Fido-Flex and they do too.
Fido-Flex H/A (Meal)
Fido-Flex HA™ provides comprehensive joint support for active dogs, dogs in recovery, and dogs who are experiencing the stiffness and discomfort associated with aging. Featuring high levels of Glucosamine, MSM, Omega’s and Hyaluronic Acid for superior joint care. It is available in a tasty chicken-flavored meal your dog will love. 2.5lb will provide the following: Up to 30lbs:&n… Read More
Fido-Flex HA™ provides comprehensive joint support for active dogs, dogs in recovery, and dogs who are experiencing the stiffness and discomfort associated with aging. Featuring high levels of Glucosamine, MSM, Omega’s and Hyaluronic Acid for superior joint care. It is available in a tasty chicken-flavored meal your dog will love.
2.5lb will provide the following:
Up to 30lbs: 160 servings (1/2 scoop -1/4 oz)
30-75lbs: 80 servings (1scoop - 1/2 oz)
75+lbs: 53 servings (1 1/2 scoops - 3/4 oz)
4lb will provide the following:
Up to 30lbs: 256 servings (1/2 scoop -1/4 oz)
30-75lbs: 128 servings (1scoop - 1/2 oz)
75+lbs: 85 servings (1 1/2 scoops - 3/4 oz)
** Due to state regulations, this product is not for sale in the state of Vermont. Orders placed containing this item will not ship and will be automatically refunded.
Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): Omega-3s play an important role in supporting immune health, skin/coat health and in helping to support a healthy response to inflammation throughout the body. To help modify the inflammatory response of a horse’s body to stimuli like exercise, the Omega 3 to 6 ratio needs to be kept in balance. Diets that contain a lot of grain or high Omega 6 oils like corn or sunflower oil may cause your horse’s diet to contain more Omega 6 than Omega 3 fatty acids. The ideal ratio of omega 3s to omega 6s has not been formally established. It makes sense, however, to strive toward the ratio that naturally exists in grasses: three to four times more Omega 3 than Omega 6.
Linolenic Acid (Omega-6): Omega-6s are fatty acids that are responsible for the inflammation and immune responses in the body which are necessary to support injury recovery and combat infections. Omega 6 is just as important in the diet as Omega 3, they just need to be kept in balance with one another to support a healthy inflammation response.
MSM: (Methylsulfonylmethane) Assists body to produce its own internal antioxidants which helps support natural inflammatory response by providing protection against oxidative stress. It is a great source of sulfur, which plays an important role in maintaining the health of collagen, cartilage, hooves, hair and joint fluid.Chondroitin Sulfate works synergistically with glucosamine in the production of new cartilage and inhibits the effects of various enzymes that breakdown cartilage. It also helps to support a natural inflammatory response lending to overall joint health and comfort.
Glucosamine is the building block of chondroitin sulfate, a specific type of polysulfide glycosaminoglycan (GAG), a small but complex molecule has an important role in both the production and protection of joints. Glucosamine plays multiple roles within joint function/health. It helps increase the production of new GAGs and therefore new cartilage has also been shown to inhibit the free radicals and enzymes that aid in cartilage degradation.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) helps support healthy cartilage and joint fluid. Hyaluronic acid is what makes joint fluid "sticky" because it is known to protect cells in the joint, HA is especially useful during periods of high-level joint stress.
Ester-C® (calcium ascorbate) is a unique patented ascorbate complex bound with calcium carbonate. Ester- C® is naturally processed in purified water without the use of alcohol or acetone solvents. This makes Ester-C® a more readily available, readily absorbed form of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect the tissues of the body and also important in the production of connective tissues like tendons and ligaments. Ester-C® has up to 4X more metabolic activity than standard vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Yucca is an herb native to North and Central America used by ancient and modern civilizations to address musculoskeletal discomfort. Active ingredients have been isolated from Yucca that have shown to have antioxidant properties to help support natural inflammatory response.
How is this supplement given?
MVP: With Fido-Flex's chicken flavoring it is very palatable and easy to give by sprinkling it on top of your canines kibble meal. Dog's love it!
My dog is a year old does he need a supplement like Fido-Flex now?
MVP: Thank you for inquiring. That is a great question. A canine can benefit from starting a support supplement early in it's life, especially for breeds prone to issues. The ingredients in Fido-Flex (Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin Sulfate and Sodium Hyaluronate(HA) are going to help naturally support your canine from life's daily wear and tear.
I see information regarding the ingredients but have there been any independent lab tests done to verify that the ingredients quantities match the label?
MVP: As a founding member of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC), our manufacturing facility adheres to strict manufacturing guidelines by following GMPs (Good Manufacturing Processes) and FDA procedures to ensure quality and consistency of products. We implement a variety of quality assurance practices starting from development all the way through every order that leaves our facility to support the quality and accuracy of products. All raw materials must be approved for use according to quality assurance and inspection processes. We also utilize a variety of laboratory analyses to assess the potency and purity of raw materials.
How does the meal form compare to the tablets?
MVP: Great question, here is an example of how the chew and meal form compare, cost and active ingredient wise.
Directions for Use:
Up to 30 lbs: 1 chew daily
Up to 30lbs: ½ scoop daily (¼ ounce)
Example below is based on the "Up to 30lb" feeding.
1 soft chew Fido-Flex
Glucosamine Sulfate 400 mg
MSM 300 mg
Chondroitin Sulfate 100g
Vitamin C 200 mg
Yucca Extract 50 mg
Hyaluronic Acid 2.5 mg
Cost per day: 44¢
Fido Flex H/A meal - 1/2 scoop
Glucosamine Sulfate 400 mg
MSM 300 mg
Chondroitin Sulfate 100 mg
Ester C 50mg
Yucca Extract 50 mg
Hyaluronic Acid 5 mg
Omega 3 513 mg
Omega 6 135 mg
Cost per day: 32¢
I've had a non-profit rescue ranch for over 24 years AND we have had dogs with all kinds of health issues. This product is helping 9 of my old dogs with health issues, making them act and move like their young and healthy. They're jumping running and playing like they have no pain. I have recommended this product to two other friends, one with a dog that just had his leg removed and he immediately started moving around like normal. I highly recommend this product. I have even stopped using other supplements as this product has them in it.
I researched all the popular brands with various ingredients and compared their prices. Hands down Fido Flex is the best. Fido flex is a combination of all the necessary ingredients at a reasonable price. I have used it for over 10 years with different dogs and they are fit as a fiddle. Last dog on Fido flex lived to be 16 and had no mobility problems. My large breed male dog is on Fido flex now and doing great. A God send at any price!
simply amazing.. of course i did not beleive my friends recommendation for I have tried so many products but this one really did work.. .my dogs are active, excited, and love to run around again.. yeah !
This product has been an absolute miracle to our Bernese mountain dog after she suffered a leg injury. A friend told me about fido-flex. The change in her has been remarkable!! I cannot say enough about this product except to try it!