New life for dogs with arthritis


A veterinary clinic Eläinklinikka EHYT in Halikko in South-West Finland was among the first to start selling Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT supplement for dogs that suffer from arthritis. Since then, staff at the clinic have welcomed back many happy dogs that have found help for their arthritisalong with their astonished owners. The dual action HIP & JOINT supplement has helped many dogs with arthritis so effectively that the dogs have regained the ability to jump into the car after years of needing help. Slow walks have become a thing of the past and the dogs have found joy from romping and playing again.

Most of these dogs had tried everything to alleviate the pain and stiffness of joints caused by arthritis and, as a result, their owners had become reluctant to try another supplement to improve their pet’s joint health.  But the staff at the veterinary clinic assured them that it is worth trying this  new synergistic product.

 – When a dog comes back for a follow-up appointment briskly pulling the owner in, we know that this is another happy dog who has once again found the joy of moving, thanks to Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT says Linn Jaatinen, a veterinarian at the clinic.

From a test project to a product

Veterinarian Linn Jaatinen was actively involved in one of the early tests of Nutrolin®HIP & JOINT before the product was launched. Therefore, she has extensive clinical knowledge of how the combination of omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients supporting healthy joint function, such as glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate and MSM of Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT work together.

– I had already seen the positive effects of this new kind of joint supplement in the dogs that participated in the tests, so I started to recommend Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT for the dogs that I saw who were suffering from arthritis. Linn Jaatinen’s old but perky Swedish Vallhund also takes HIP & JOINT.

An old dog can be active

It is easy to overlook how an aging dog gradually becomes less active. Many also tend to think that stiff joints are an inevitable part of the life of an old dog. Veterinarians at the clinic in Halikko say:

Stiffness of joints and excess weight often comes up in a routine check-up or when an older dog is brought into the clinic for vaccinations or a yearly check-up. When we discuss these issues with the owners and the fact that the dog is not feeling well, we recommend trying a small pack of Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT and giving the dog less food.

When the dog comes back for a follow-up visit usually around a month later, the owner is often astonished and says that the dog has regained its youthfulness and has started to play again. All these dog owners wish to continue giving their dog Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT and also keep it on a restricted diet, if the dog has a weight problem. It is great that this effective joint supplement is available in large packs as well – every third day is free compared with the small pack. Usually the dogs that have found help keep using HIP & JOINT for the rest of their lives.

Many ways to help your dog with arthritis

Dogs who have a limp or other tell-tale signs of osteoarthritis are often taken to the vet for treatment. Dogs are usually good at hiding pain and therefore they need to be examined very thoroughly to rule out other causes for limping, such as a splinter in the paw or worn ligaments. Pirkko Hämeenoja, Chief of Staff and Veterinarian at the Halikko clinic is happy that her clinic has many options for helping dogs with joint problems.

We have physiotherapy, hydrotherapy treadmill, laser treatment, weight management, Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT and, if necessary, pain medication that together make up an effective treatment package for dogs that suffer from osteoarthritis, Doctor Pirkko Hämeenoja says. We even had a case where an old retriever got so much better that her owner could not keep up with the pace of her dog anymore The retriever had become sluggish and slow as a result of arthritis, but when the joint problems were treated, the retriever got its joy of movement back and started to move like a much younger dog.

”It is great to recommend a product that really works”

I must admit that at first I did not believe in the new joint product. I had listened to the sales pitches of so many joint supplements that were supposed to be more effective than any other joint health products on the market that I had become sceptical. I also thought that the Nutrolin® joint supplement was rather expensive. Now I see the price in a different light. I used to recommend that owners of arthritic dogs should buy two products: joint nutrient tablets or powders as well as a good quality fish oil. Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT contains both in one pack and both have high concentrations of the effective substances (glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate etc.), so the price is actually reasonable. Ingredients and concentrations of effective substances in HIP & JOINT are studied and their effectiveness is proven. I feel confident to recommend and sell this product because I know that it really works, says Dr. Hämeenoja, Chief of Staff and Veterinarian at the Halikko clinic.

Veterinarians at the Halikko clinic like to recommend Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT and the other Nutrolin® products which the clinic always stocks.

It is great to be able to help our clients and their dogs with a nutritional supplement that we give our own dogs as well. I became a Nutrolin® fan, when my dog Heta used HIP & JOINT after being diagnosed with arthritis at the age of one. The supplement gave Heta back her joy of movement and even her muscles started to develop. Heta goes to a massage therapist who is also impressed with Heta’s response to the treatment, says Veterinary Nurse Niina Heinonen


Medicinal quality ingredients and concentrations

Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT dual action supplement with two components: liquid fish oil and joint nutrient in the form of tablets.As a result, you can give your dog appropriate quantities of the effective substances with the dog’s daily meals.

The daily dose of Joint Duo for a dog that weights 20 kg contains, among other things,

  • 1,200 mg omega-3-EPA and DHA fatty acids from fish oil as well as
  • 1,100 mg glucosamine and chondroitin joint nutrients.

All ingredients of Nutrolin® HIP & JOINT are of medicinal quality and the product is manufactured in Finland.