Synovi G4 FAQ

How is Synovi G4® different from other joint supplements?

 

Synovi G4® builds upon the success of the Synovi G3® matrix, a blend of various joint health ingredients, including glucosamine, manganese and green-lipped mussel, which has sold over 250 million doses¹. Synovi G4® is enriched with the naturally-derived ingredients turmeric, a potent antioxidant, and Boswellia serrata.  Laboratory studies have shown that Turmeric and Boswellia serrata help support a healthy inflammatory response.² ³
 
¹ Reference on file. Bayer.
²Safayhi H, Mack T, Sabieraj J, et al. (1992). J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 261(3):1143-1146.
³ Goel A, Kunnumakkara AB, Aggarwal BB. (2008). Biochem Pharmacol. 75 (4):787-809.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

What is Boswellia serrata?

 

Boswellia serrata, also known as Indian frankincense, is a large branching tree native to India, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. The tree's resin contains boswellic acids, which have shown in laboratory studies to support a healthy inflammatory response¹ and promote joint health². Boswellia serrata may also help with occasional discomfort and joint stiffness due to daily activity³.
¹Safayhi H, Mack T, Sabieraj J, et al. (1992). J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 261(3):1143-1146.
²Reddy GK, Chandrakasan G, Dhar SC. (1989). Biochem Pharmacol. 38(20):3527-3534.
³Reichling J, Schmökel H, Fitzi J, et al. (2004). Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 146:71-79.
 
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

What is Turmeric?

 

A plant of the ginger family native to Asia and India most commonly associated as a spice for cooking. The active component, curcumin, is a yellow phytochemical extracted from the plant's roots. It contains free radical scavenging abilities and has shown to assist in the synthesis of important cellular enzymes.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

Why does Synovi G4® not contain chondroitin?

 

Synovi G4® is based on the joint health ingredient matrix found in Synovi G3® which contains Perna canaliculus, also known as Green-lipped mussel, found off the coastal waters of New Zealand. Perna is a source of chondroitin as well as Omega-3 fatty acids.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

Why did you choose the combination of Boswellia and Turmeric?

 

These two ingredients were added because they are not commonly found in traditional joint supplements and are known for a variety of health benefits. A growing body of evidence indicates that both Boswellia and Turmeric may be beneficial in the support of healthy joints, including cartilage and connective tissue, as well as a healthy inflammatory response.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

How can I use Synovi G4®?

 

Synovi G4® can be used as a standalone product or in coordination with Free Form™ and/or Alenza® Soft Chews for additional supplemental support or as directed by your veterinarian. Joint supplements are typically given to dogs that are starting to age, may be slowing down, or have trouble climbing stairs. For active dogs, a joint supplement can also help maintain joint health and mobility.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

Will Synovi G4® interfere with other medications my dog may be taking?

 

There are no known contraindications for Synovi G4® but always tell your veterinarian about all the medications and supplements that you give your dog.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

What can I expect after giving Synovi G4® to my dog?

 

It varies depending on a wide scope of factors, such as lifestyle, genetic predispositions, body condition, and type of discomfort. It is possible pet owners may notice some benefit within 2-4 weeks. Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

Can I use Synovi G4® for my cat?

 

No. Synovi G4® is labeled for use in dogs only.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

How should Synovi G4® be stored?

 

Store at room temperature in a location your dog can't access.
Synovi G4® is provided in a tub and should be kept sealed and stored at room temperature when not in use. It does not require refrigeration or any other special storage.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

When should Synovi G4® be given?

 

Synovi G4® can be given during or after meal time.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

How many Synovi G4® Soft Chews should I give to my dog each day?

 

Maintenance Recommendations
5 to 15 lb - 1/2 chew every other day
16-30 lb - 1/2 chew daily
31-60 lb - 1 chew daily
61-100 lb - 2 chews daily
Over 100 lb - 2 1/2 chews daily
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

Can I give my dog more than the recommended amount?

 

No. Please follow the maintenance recommendations as listed on the product label.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
How long will a 60-count, 120-count and 240-count tub of Synovi G4® last?
Assuming only one dog is receiving Synovi G4®, each tub count will last according to the table below:

 

Table

 

Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

What is the protein source for Synovi G4® (flavor)?

 

Poultry liver.
Synovi G4® is not intended for patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in the product.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

 

What is the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC)?

 

The National Animal Supplement Council is a nonprofit industry group dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals throughout the U.S. The overriding goal of the NASC is to promote the health and well-being of cats and dogs that are given animal health supplements by their owners, and to protect and enhance the integrity of the animal health product industry.
Look for the NASC Quality Seal on Synovi G4® and all Bayer supplements.

 

What is the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) Quality Seal found on Synovi G4® and all Bayer supplements?

 

The NASC Quality Seal program was initiated as part of the NASC's ongoing effort to improve and standardize the animal supplement industry.
The Quality Seal is a way for consumers to know the product they are buying comes from a manufacturer that voluntarily complies with standards set forth by NASC.
NASC member companies must comply with rigorous requirements before they are granted permission to display the seal:

 

NASC Quality Seal

 

 

When you see the Quality Seal on a product, you can trust it comes from a reputable company that has successfully passed an independent quality audit.
Look for the NASC Quality Seal on Synovi G4® and all Bayer supplements.