The little Labradoodle puppy my family brought home during my sophomore year of high school is now a senior dog and nearly 60 lbs. That’s right Cousin Keto is 9.5 years old. Boy how time flies!

Keto is still vibrant and full of energy. He still prances (like real men do) and barks at anyone who walks on the pathway behind my parents’ house, but he has started to slow down a little bit. As much as it saddens me, he is starting to show some signs of joint problems and it’s time to do something about it.

Cousin Keto plays outside as a senior dog

For the past year or so, I’ve been searching for a joint care supplement that is easy enough for my parents to use (sorry guys), affordable, and actually does what it claims.

I was first exposed to VetriScience® Laboratories, a maker of supplements for companion animals, in May 2014 which attending BlogPaws. In all honesty, I was excited about the products VetriScience offered, but a little put off by the pricing. It took me until seeing VetriScience again in May 2015 at the next BlogPaws to consider giving them a try with Cousin Keto.

It might have been because the brand representatives were such sweethearts to Luna, who was desperately trying to eat their entire booth. But it was mostly because I came to realize that joint care is something that is worth splurging on. Just like arthritis significantly affects the quality of life in aging humans, poor joint health in dogs has the same effects.

Who is VetriScience Laboratories?

VetriScience Laboratories is a leader in the animal health industry and has been formulating nutritional supplements for companion animals for over 40 years. As a division of FoodScience® Corporation, VetriScience strives to provide veterinarians with scientifically formulated products that effectively complement traditional therapies.

With a commitment to quality and safety, VetriScience was the first company to introduce glucosamine and the green-lipped mussel as a hip and joint supplement for animals.

Since it’s founding in 1972, VetriScience has remained based in Vermont with the same mission: To provide exceptional and innovative supplements for the health and well being of people and companion animals.

VetriScience produces many different nutritional supplements for dogs, cats, and even horses, but is probably most well known for its patented hip and joint supplement known as Glyco Flex®.

Luna tries Glyco Flex Plus to keep her joints healthy

How is Glyco Flex Plus Different From Other Joint Supplements?

FoodScience Corporation started with human supplements and they have been at it for over 40 years, so I’m confident that they know what they are doing when it comes to nutritional supplements.

On top of that, the entire Glyco Flex line uses a unique combination of active ingredients that have been studied in the support dogs’ joints. This unique combination includes Perna canaliculus, DMG, glucosamine, MSM, and more.

Glucosamine is a fairly common active ingredient in hip and joint supplements, but what is Perna canaliculus? It is an edible green-lipped mussel from New Zealand. That sounds a lot less scary, right?

VetriScience Laboratories Glyco Flex Plus chews for dogs

VetriScience uses the GlycOmega™ brand Perna, which is freeze-dried so that the entire organism is included. It is rich in a lot of good stuff that is necessary to maintain healthy connective tissue. If you want to know the specifics of these elements, you can find them here.

Glyco Flex is also clinically proven. Washington State University performed a random, double-blind study to test the effects of Glyco Flex 3 on the joint function in all dogs. The results showed that dogs treated with Glyco Flex 3 experienced a 41% increase in vertical force after 4 weeks, suggesting that Glyco Flex 3 may help reduce the severity of cartilage breakdown!

This means Glyco Flex is the only Perna-based clinically researched joint support product available for dogs on the market today.

Luna and Cousin Keto will be trying out Glyco Flex Plus, which is an advanced joint support supplement designed for dogs who are slowing down and having a harder time getting around. Even though Luna isn’t a senior yet, Glyco Flex Plus is safe to use as preventative too!

Glyco Flex Plus is available for purchase on Amazon, EntirelyPets, and other online retailers. You can also find a veterinary clinic near you which carries VetriScience products.

Join the Glyco Flex Challenge

If you are interested in trying Glyco Flex Plus with your dog, now is the time! The Glyco Flex Challenge is an opportunity for you to try out the hip and joint supplement for FREE!

That’s right. When you sign up for the Glyco Flex Challenge, you will receive a FREE 30-day supply of Glyco Flex Plus to try with your dog.

Take the Glyco Flex Challenge with us!

5 Easy Steps to the Glyco Flex Challenge

  1. Take a BEFORE video of your dog showing any hind leg weakness or mobility challenge.
  2. Visit to sign up, share your video, and request your FREE 30-day supply of Glyco Flex Plus.
  3. According to the package instructions, give your dog Glyco Flex Plus every day for a month.
  4. Take an AFTER video of your dog once you have completed your 30-day trial.
  5. Go back to and upload your new video.

VetriScience will choose select videos to share and even use in their advertising, which means your dog could become a STAR!

Cousin Keto will be taking the challenge to help keep him active. Will your dog join us?

Senior dog Keto takes the Glyco Flex Challenge!

Find Our More About VetriScience Laboratories

If you are interested in learning even more about VetriScience be sure to check out and follow VetriScience on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Check back in mid October for a peak into VetriScience’s other products and again in early November to see how Cousin Keto does in the Glyco Flex Challenge.

ONE lucky Beagles & Bargains reader will receive a bag of Glyco Flex Plus from VetriScience!

USA residents are eligible to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, October 4, 2015. The winner will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing and will have 48 hours to respond and claim his or her prize. The winner will be able to select Glyco Flex Plus for dogs under 30 lbs or for dogs over 30 lbs.

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Disclaimer: FoodScience Corporation provided product to review. I am being compensated to help spread the word about VetriScience and the Glyco Flex Plus. Affiliate links are used in this post and I may receive a commission if you click and/or purchase from the link to help support this blog. Do not worry, these links do not affect the price of products. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. FoodScience Corporation is responsible for all giveaway prizes including shipping.

Jessica Shipman
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