May 13, 2019

Do you keep hearing about Hyaluronic Acid? But what is it? Is it good for dogs? And if so, why? Here we delve deep into the world of Hyaluronic Acid to discover more.

A guide for people allergic to chemistry

Hands up if you weren’t very good at chemistry at school. If the nearest you got to having fun in the lab was tying your friend’s shoelaces together or ‘accidentally’ holding your notes too close to a Bunsen burner.

If that was your experience, we sympathise. That’s why we’ve written this straightforward guide to Hyaluronic Acid and why it’s being described as a miracle ingredient for supporting dogs with stiff joints.

Just what is Hyaluronic Acid?

First of all, it’s nowhere near as scary as it sounds. Unlike, for example, sulphuric acid.

In contrast, Hyaluronic Acid is a gel-like molecule that occurs naturally in the body and plays an important role in lubricating joints, where it acts as a kind of shock absorber.

You may also have noticed it as an ingredient in a growing range of skincare products, where it’s hailed as a hydration hero.

Just one gram of Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to six litres of water

The reason why Hyaluronic Acid is described as extraordinary is because just one gram can hold up to six litres of water. (Just imagine what that experiment must have looked like. We are picturing a drop of Hyaluronic Acid and a huge bucket.)

Two dogs sitting happy on grass

Hyaluronic Acid for dogs’ joints

Scientists at Columbia University in New York discovered Hyaluronic Acid in 1934 and it was originally used as a natural lubricant for the soft tissues that support people’s hips and knee joints.

But more recently, dogs have been getting in on the act too with their own supplements that contain Hyaluronic Acid.

YuMOVE: a unique joint supplement for dogs

At Lintbells, we created YuMOVE especially to help Charlie, the chocolate Labrador belonging to one of our founders, when he was suffering from stiff joints.

“YuMOVE is the only joint supplement with Hyaluronic Acid proven to reach the joint within just two hours

YuMOVE Dog contains a unique form of Hyaluronic Acid. It is the only joint supplement range with Hyaluronic Acid proven to reach the joint within just two hours, helping to lubricate, cushion and make your dog feel more comfortable.

An aid for mobility

When your pooch is just a pup, they’ll have plenty of joint fluid to cushion the bones where they meet in the legs and hips. However, as they get older, dogs have less of this fluid available and this can lead to them experiencing stiff joints.

This is when you’re likely to notice they’re less inclined to leap up to catch a ball or jump on to a sofa.YuMOVE product range

Supporting dogs of all ages

In the YuMOVE range, you’ll find something for dogs of all ages and all types. Here’s a quick overview.

  • YuMOVE Dog – the UK’s number 1 veterinary joint brand* for dogs who are stiff or getting older. Contains Hyaluronic Acid to promote joint mobility.
  • YuMOVE Plus – for your older, stiffer best friend. Again, this contains Hyaluronic Acid as well as 20% more ActiveEase® Green Lipped Mussel that aids the natural anti-inflammatory process.
  • YuMOVE Young and Active – helps growing dogs and canine athletes stay on top form. Includes Hyaluronic Acid to help lubricate and cushion the joints during exercise.   
  • YuMOVE One-A-Day – easy-to-eat, one a day bone-shaped chews, including Hyaluronic Acid to support long-term joint health.
  • YuMOVE Working Dog – help your dog bounce back faster after a hard day’s work. Contains Hyaluronic Acid to cushion the joints during tough working days, as well as the world’s highest strength ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel for dogs.

Are there any side effects?

As Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in your dog’s body, it’s safe to give it as part of a carefully formulated supplement such as YuMOVE.

Help your best friend stay active

If you’d like to know more about how YuMOVE and Hyaluronic Acid can help your four-legged pal stay on top form, do give our friendly customer service department a call on 01462 416866. We love dogs, we’re passionate about helping them stay active as long as possible, and we promise not to bamboozle you with science!

* Kynetec VetTrack August 2019. Sales of YuMOVE branded products through veterinary wholesalers.

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