Glyco-Flex Soft Chews contain the same formula as Glyco-Flex chewable tablets, but are now available as a delicious chicken liver flavored soft chew. Each Glyco Flex Soft Chew contains Perna, Glucosamine, MSM, Dimethylglycine (DMG), and Manganese to help maintain healthy joints. Made in the U.S.A.
For: Dogs and Cats
All natural ingredients
Two soft chews of Glyco-Flex II for Cats have 250 mg of glucosamine and 300 mg of Perna Canaliculus (green lipped mussel), and two soft chews of Glyco-Flex III for Dogs have 1000 mg of glucosamine and 600 mg of Perna Canaliculus (green lipped mussel)
How it works:
The active ingredients include glucosamine, Perna Canaliculus (green lipped mussel), and MSM. Glucosamine is a natural compound that is found in healthy cartilage in both humans and pets. It helps hydrate healthy joints by increasing the production of molecules that bind and hold water in the cartilage. Healthy cartilage provides cushioning which helps protect a pet's joints while exercising. Many believe that it provides clinical benefit in the synovial fluid by strengthening cartilage and aiding glycosaminoglycan synthesis. Further research on the effectiveness of glucosamine is still needed, but many of our customers find it to be very beneficial to their pets.
Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not yet been proven. Consult with your veterinarian before using this product in animals: with clotting disorders; being treated with anticoagulant medications; diabetes; or any metabolic disorder causing hyperglycemia; history of urinary tract stones; known allergies to shellfish.
What is this product used for: Glyco-Flex II Feline is recommended for adult or maturing cats, cats with a moderate need for joint support, or as a follow up to orthopedic surgery.
Glyco-Flex III for dogs is recommended to provide joint and connective tissue support for all stages of life.
Availability: Glyco-Flex II Feline and Glyco-Flex III Soft Chews are chicken liver flavored, non-prescription (OTC) products.
How this product should be used: The usual dose of Glyco-Flex II Feline for the first 4-6 weeks is 2 Soft Chews per 10 lbs of body weight, daily. After the initial period, give a maintenance dose of 1 Soft Chew per 10 lbs of body weight, daily. If giving more than 1 chew, divide between AM and PM.
The usual dose of Glyco-Flex III Soft Chews for the first 4-6 weeks in dogs up to 30 lbs is 1 soft chew daily. For dogs 31-60 lbs use 2 soft chews daily, for dogs 61-100 lbs use 4 soft chews daily and for dogs 101 lbs and over use 5 soft chews daily. The maintenance dose for dogs up to 30 lbs is 1 soft chew every other day, for dogs 31-60 lbs is 1 soft chew daily, for dogs 61-100 lbs is 2 soft chews daily, for dogs 101 lbs and over is 3 soft chews daily. If giving more than 1 soft chew daily, divide between AM and PM.
What are the side effects: Administer Soft Chews during or after the animal has eaten to reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal upset.
What special precautions are there: This product is for animal use only. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. Consult your veterinarian before using this product in animals with clotting disorders or being treated with anticoagulant medications, diabetes or any metabolic disorder causing hyperglycemia, history of urinary tract stones, known allergies to shellfish. If lameness worsens, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian. Glucosamine, in humans, may increase insulin resistance and consequently affect glucose tolerance. Diabetic dogs or dogs that are overweight and have problems with glucose tolerance should have their blood sugars monitored if they are given glucosamine supplements.
In the event of overdose: Contact a veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
How should I store this product: Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of the reach of children and animals.
Glyco-Flex Soft Chews should be given with your pet's food.
If giving more than 1 tablet daily, divide between AM and PM.
Dogs: (Initial dose for 4 to 6 weeks) Glyco-Flex III Soft Chews
Up to 30 lbs
Give 1 soft chew daily
Give 2 soft chews daily
Give 4 soft chews daily
Over 100 lbs
Give 5 soft chews daily
( Maintenance dose after 4 to 6 weeks) Glyco-Flex III Soft Chews
Up to 30 lbs
Give 1 soft chew every other day
Give 1 soft chew daily
Give 2 soft chews daily
Over 100 lbs
Give 3 soft chews daily
(Initial Dose for 4 to 6 weeks) Glyco-Flex II Feline Bite-Sized Chews
Up to 20 lbs
Give 2 soft chew per 10 lbs of pet's body weight daily
(Maintanence Dose after 4 to 6 weeks) Glyco-Flex II Feline Bite-Sized Chews
Up to 20 lbs
Give 1 soft chew per 10 lbs of pet's body weight daily
Glyco-Flex II Soft Chews For Cats:
Active Ingredients (per 2 soft chews)
Perna Canaliculus (GlycOmega™ brand Green Lipped Mussel)
Luxating Patella surgery
My 8 yr old long hair Chijuajua had to have double Luxating Patella--knee surgery. I started her on Glyco-Flex 1 week before. She had better BM at once. She is bright and sailed through the surgery well. I feel Glyco-Flex played a big part.
My dog, Max, was beginning to suffer from joint pain, so much so that I had to take him to the emergency room over Christmas. My mom told me about these and sent me a package & I followed the directions and in about a month Max was feeling better. In two months he was running around again with a big "lab smile" like I hadn't seen him do in a long time. (He wasn't crippled before, he just took his time, but the night I took him to the emergency room he was in a lot of pain.)
I now continue to give them to both of my Labs - 9 & 10 years old & they are both benefiting greatly. My other lab, Leo, was groaning all of the time. I especially noticed it at night when we slept. He doesn't groan anymore!
I've run out a couple of times and I can always tell in both of my boys. I highly recommend this product (& to follow the suggested guidlines).
Glyco-Flex III is a miracle
I have three dogs and all my dogs are on the Glyco-Flex III every day. One of my babies had been hospitalized for bulging discs in his back and the Glyco-Flex III keeps his pain and inflammation under control. I ran out of Glyco-Flex III for just a few days and my poodle just limped around the house; I now buy Glyco-Flex III before I buy groceries.
Love this product
My Molly is a big dog, 60 lbs plus. Her joints were hurting her when she was starting to get up from a nap or just relaxing. She would whine when she walked. When I started her on Glyco-Flex Soft Chews, it didn't take long before she was walking without pain. I could tell right away. She hasn't been off them. Give them to her regularly.
Our almost 8 year old yorkipoo has a luxating patella. This Glyco-Flex was recommended by her vet when she was a year old and has been on it since. I truly believe it has kept her from experiencing pain, discomfort and limping due to her condition. She loves the taste. When we ask her is she wants her glyco-flex, she runs to her "snack spot", sits and waits for her treat.
I have two 3.5 pound chihuahuas. I would like to give them the Glyco-Flex III chews as a preventative measure, but even breaking the tablets in half, I'm wondering if that will still be too much for them.
And after the maintenance period of 4 - 6 weeks has ended, will it harm them to give the supplement every day instead of every other day? Their other supplements are a daily dose, and it would just be easier to have everything on the same schedule.
2 years ago
I did not give our dogs a preventative because our vet never suggested it, We started using Glyco III after one dog started having a hip issue. We currently do not give the other dog any meds.
1 year, 7 months ago
Forest , VA
Thank you for your question Ronni. Its best to follow the manufacturer's dosing instructions or consult with your veterinarian to make sure your furry buddy's will not be over medicated.
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