Mega Dog Formula
“Put the Bounce Back in Your Dog’s Stride” – “Is your dog stiff and showing the signs of Ageing? If so your dog needs Mega Dog Formula to bring the playful puppy back and keep your dog looking and feeling young.
Mega Dog Formula is a nutritional supplement that will help soothe your dog’s achy joints and increase mobility especially as your dog ages.
Feeding Mega Dog Formula from an early age daily ensures your puppy gets the very best nutritional support. It helps support natural growth and development through to fully grown maturity, setting a puppy up for a fit, active, and happy life.
Mega Dog Formula is designed for puppies, growing dogs and older dogs. As dogs age, they become prone to joint and health problems. PREVENTION is always better than trying to correct health issues. Starting supplementation early in life will help prevent vet visits later down the track as your dog ages.
Mega Dog Formula Benefits
- Rich in glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and Omega 3 fatty acids
- Glucosamine + Chondroitin
- Joint Support
- Immune Support
- Trace Minerals
- Digestive Support
- Support for the connective tissue, bones, tendons, cartilage, and skin
- No artificial ingredients
- No additives and preservatives
- No wheat, rice, sugar, grains, cereals, soy, or gluten
Ingredients per 4gms (1 teaspoon):
Green Lipped Mussel Powder, 1400mg
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), 720mg
Diatomaceous Earth, 700mg
Turmeric Powder, 380mg
Glucosamine Sulphate, 300gm
Humic Acid, 300mg
Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), 200mg
Green Lipped Mussel Powder:
Green Lipped Mussel is 100% pure and sourced from clean, green New Zealand waters. These waters are primarily situated in the Marlborough Sounds. The powder is made by freeze-drying raw green lipped mussels. This is then milled into a powder. The result is a naturally pure product that contains no additives or preservatives.
It is one of nature’s best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Nutrients naturally contained in Green Lipped Mussel assists with synovial fluid in the joints, speeds repair of ligaments and tendons. It significantly increases joint mobility.
MSM – Methysulfonylmethane:
Is an organic form of sulfur and an essential bonding element, for skin, nails, and connective tissue.
As the body ages, the concentration of MSM in the body begins to decrease, so deficiencies may occur as part of the aging process. A low concentration of MSM in the body may result in both physical and psychological stress, organ, and tissue malfunction plus fatigue.
A deficiency will result in dull coat, skin problems, poor gastric health, low immune systems, and joint pain.
The drying and processing of dog food considerably reduces and destroys MSM so adding to the diet is important.
It is the microscopic remains of fossilized diatoms, a type of algae. Diatoms are found in freshwater and saltwater. Diatom cell walls are made of silica. In today’s grains, there is a shortage of silica. Years ago, the silica found in our food stuff was adequate. With today’s hybrids and depleted soils, only about 1/3 of silica needed is supplied in the dog’s diet. Silica is important for bones, tendons, skin, cartilage and blood vessels. It promotes improved health, well-being, and digestive health. Diatomaceous Earth also contains 15 trace minerals.
Turmeric Root Powder:
Dogs can benefit substantially by adding turmeric to their diet. It is used in Indian curries and has a history for the use in Indian and Chinese traditional medicine. It is a perennial plant of the ginger family.
Curcumin is thought to be the principal pharmacological agent in turmeric. Today it is one of the most extensively researched herb/spices for pharmacological use. It is favored for its potentially beneficial use in helping an extensive range of health conditions due to the excellent qualities.
Clinical studies have proven that curcumin provides highly powerful antioxidant effects and its ability to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals cause painful inflammation and eventual damage to joints.
Is a natural substance found in your pet’s body, with the highest concentration found in healthy cartilage. The glucosamine in your dog’s body produces glycosaminoglycan, which is used to help form and repair body tissues such as cartilage. As your dog ages, the natural production of glucosamine in the body slows. As a result, the natural repair process in the body slows, eventually leading to joint pain and stiffness. The ongoing wear and tear on your dog’s joints, combined with the slowed repair time of the cartilage, leads to the development of painful arthritis. The good news is that research has found that providing supplements of glucosamine for dogs can help rebuild cartilage, which can help restore your dog’s joint function and activity levels.
Benefits of glucosamine for dogs:
- Glucosamine has an anti-inflammatory effect, helping to reduce your dog’s pain.
- Side effects are very rare.
- Helps restore joint health naturally, increasing mobility.
- Improves lubrication in your dog’s joints.
- May reduce or eliminate the need for NSAIDS, which have possible side effects and don’t repair the joints, only reduce pain.
Our Humic Acid is a registered feed product for animals overseas. It is a unique earth based nutritional supplement for use when requirements for trace minerals are not being meet by the dog’s diet.
It soothes and supports the digestive tract and provides the nutrients to help assist with gut ulcers. It supports the immune system and helps your dog’s look shiny and well.
Vitamin C – (Sodium Ascorbate):
Vitamin C benefits the sick and the stressed. This may be appropriate when dealing with healthy unstressed animals, but recent clinical observations indicate that when dogs are sick or stressed, they can rapidly deplete their bodies output of vitamin C. A 1942 study noted that dogs with skin diseases usually have very low amounts of vitamin C in their blood.
Other researchers have found the blood levels of vitamin C to be low and even non-existent in dogs with fevers and dogs who have exercised to their limits (sled dogs after a race, for example, or hunting dogs in the middle of hunting season).
Stress is the best-known cause of vitamin C depletion in dogs. Physical stress comes in many forms: gestation, lactation, growth, hard work (dogs used for herding, hunting, tracking, etc.), vaccinations, injuries, tail-docking or ear cropping, and illness. Emotional stress, caused by relocation, weaning, or demanding training, can also deplete this reserve. In fact, researchers can measure the level of stress a dog experiences by measuring the degree of depletion of the vitamin in the dog’s blood.
Conversely, many studies have found that dogs (as well as humans) that are supplemented with vitamin C show greater resistance to disease, and a better ability to recover from injuries or illness.
Mega Dog Formula is designed for puppies, growing dogs and older dogs. It is a powder that is sprinkled on food.
Melissa Koia – March 2016
HI Rachel just thought I would drop you an email about your Mega Dog Formula. I purchased some from you at Horse of the Year this year. I explained at the time that I had a Dogue De Bordeaux that was 10 months old & had an intermittent limp, the vets could find nothing wrong. I was concerned because he was so young & so big (50+kgs) already. So, I started him on the Mega Dog Formula, it took less than 2 weeks & the limp was gone & he has not limped since!! WOW!! Also, he has a very sensitive stomach, so I was also concerned it would upset his tummy, but no, he is fine with it!! So, thank you sooooo much!! I think you have saved me loads of vet bills & also my wee Floki is sooooo happy!
UPDATE: Floki is now 2 1/2yrs old. After being on Mega Dog for a year, we have no more limp & he is healthy as a horse!!!
Kiri Parrish – February 2021
Indy is an 8 year old German shorthaired pointer. (Far left), He’s a big dog and enjoys running. As he’s aged, he has developed arthritis and joint issues. He was slowing down and getting sore and grumpy. However, since being on Mega Dog Formula he can still keep moving without the discomfort he was feeling. Certainly, notice the difference and he loves the taste.
After feeding Mega Dog Formula for the last 6 years and seeing the benefits with our other dogs, I decided to start the Maremma sheepdog puppies off right from the start. One was the runt of the litter and his brother the pick of the litter.
The runty one didn’t seem keen to eat, but since adding Mega Dog Formula to meals there has not been any rejection. They just love the taste and smell. The puppies are growing and conditioning well. I totally recommend this product and I am really pleased with the results. Ollie 8 months, (Middle) Right Enzo, 8 months.
Mega Dog Formula is a tasty powder that is sprinkled on food. It contains human grade quality ingredients which supports overall health and wellbeing.
Rachel Harford, Mega Dog Formula Founder – November 2020
Bear is a North American Akita and started Mega Dog Formula when he was 6 months old. Knowing Bear would grow to around 45Kg -50Kg, it was important to safeguard against joint related issues and health problems as he aged.
Bear is now 8 1/2 years old. Provided he receives Mega Dog Formula every day, he shows no signs of joint or mobility issues. Bear is one of our Fur babies. Over the last 8 years we have avoided unnecessary vet bills and treatment for joint related issues.
Rachel Harford, Mega Dog Formula Founder – November 2020
Stormy wolf is 14 years old and has a picture of health. This can be put down to a good diet and daily supplementation of Mega Dog Formula. She has been eating this since she was 6 years old, sprinkled on her food at night and she still plays like a puppy. Stormy joined our family when she was 3 years old, she was a Husky rescue.
Update: At 15 years old she still goes for daily walks, especially to the beach and can still jump up on the bed.
Dee – Auckland – February 2021
Fang Loves Mega Dog Formula. She received her order in the post today. She is just a puppy and is 8 months old.
Kiri Parrish – February 2016
Before Mega Dog Formula he had a real burnt colour to his coat. He had acne and eczema. He chewed his eczema raw and it was bleeding.
After Mega Dog Formula – approximately 8 weeks later – His colour is more healthy and feels so much nicer. His skin problems have cleared up and he even eats much better. Before he would just pick at his food.
Being a lazy breed he just had no energy at all, but now he will happily play with the other dogs. His overall health has improved so much.
Kiri Parrish – Senka – September 2014
About 6 weeks ago we got this little husky from the animal shelter. The condition she’d come to the shelter in was very poor. We started her on 3 small meals a day and put her on Mega Dog Formula.
Her coat has improved and is very soft and not falling out in dead clumps like it was before. Her energy levels have increased with her conditioning. She is enjoying life and her appetite is now good.
Gabrielle Colley – Rosie – July 2014
Hi Rachel, thank you so much for putting Rosie on the trail of your Mega Dog Formula. It has been a great success for her – she is definitely moving more freely and so much so, that she is chasing rabbits again!!! Her coat has vastly improved, she may even smell better and has trimmed down – perhaps that’s wishful thinking? I would like to keep her on it and recommend to all dog owners, who are interested in their animals well being. Rosie says “Thank you” for her new lease on life!!
Vicki Hamilton – July 2014
I have 3 Golden Retrievers. The Mum and Dad who are nearing 13yrs and their pup who is 10 1/2. The two older dogs were really showing signs of joint stiffness setting in, having trouble getting up and down and just spending their day sleeping on the deck. I haven’t seen them play with the younger dog for a while now. The male (Flynn) had a sore in between his toes that he would continually lick even though it had previously been surgically removed. He was on medication to stop the itch. He no longer licks, and it has all healed, no more meds. Hooray they really upset his stomach.
The older female (Cody) had a turn recently where she lost her balance and suffered something similar to a seizure. She was very wobbly and left with a tilted head. Since being on this Mega Dog Formula she seems to have recovered really well. She also had constant itchy ears and constant visits to the vets. I have not seen her scratch or be bothered by these at all wellbeing on the formula.
Our younger dog (Cassie) had sensitive skin and was prone to hot spots. She had one starting at the start of the trial and it has cleared really quickly, and she seems content. I am so happy with this product the dogs are acting years younger even playing again. They smell wonderful and after their bath their coats are so soft. They lap it up when I sprinkle it on their food. I love how they all now jump up to greet me when I go out on the deck.
Thanks for another wonderful product. I will keep my dogs on this as want them to have quality of life in their older years.
Shani Renwick – Missie – July 2014
Breed: Argentine Dogo x Pit bull x Mastiff
Age: 3 years
Missie suffered an injury to her left shoulder from her father playing too rough with her when she was a young puppy which was not treated by her owner at the time. It has resulted in her elbow joint being larger and her having a permanent slight limp.
Recently she has become quite stiff in her left hip as well causing her to run intermittently on 3 legs until her joints have warmed up.
She is a very active dog and because she is still only young I want to help to keep her joints as healthy as possible.
I started Missie on the mega dog on the 29 May 2014 with 1 tsp am and 1/2 tsp pm for the first couple of days but it was a bit difficult for me to do it twice a day so I was giving her 1 1/2 tsp with her dinner at night.
She missed out getting it for a week while I was away at school camp with Liam at the end of June but didn’t seem any the worse for it.
I gave Missie the last tsp of mega dog on the 18 July.
After about the first 4 weeks I noticed that she was still a little bit stiff in her joints when she first got up in the morning but once she had moved around a bit she was fine and her limp was gone and the stiffness in her left hip.
Within a week of stopping the Mega Dog Formula, Missie started limping again and within 12 days her left hip has started getting stiff again.
I would like to keep Missie on the Mega Dog Formula as the difference is quite pronounced now that she is off it.
Katie Bothamley – Bear – July 2014
Breed: Neapolitan Mastiff
Age: 8 1/2 years
Problems: She has arthritis as she is a large dog – 64.5 kgs. About 5 years ago she snapped a cruciate ligament and is still stiff on that leg and some days worse than others.
I have tried many products to help Bear with her arthritis. Some she was a little better but nothing like she is on this brilliant supplement. She is not hobbling anymore and loves to go walking again. She is bright and happy. I also give it to my Chihuahua who has a mad itch problem, his bald patches are growing back and no more itching. This is a product I will continue to recommend. Happy dogs and happy owner.
Debbie Lawrie – July 2014
Breed: Swedish Valhund
Age: 11 years
I have seen huge improvements with her movement. She now jumps on the bed to sleep at night. This is something she used to always do as a young dog but hasn’t done for at least 3 years. She is also bouncing around and bossing our terriers around. Her coat is softer and more shiny than normal. She has also been very well as far as digestion goes. No rumbling tummy. In general she is happier than she has been in a long time.
Shereena Rolland – July 2014
Thank you so much Rachel for adding my 2 girls to the trial. Pen had an accident as a pup but no long term damage but pushing 10 she is stiff in that leg and sometimes walks on 3 instead of 4 if its sore, this has been amazing for her after about the 4th day I saw a huge improvement in her mobility and no limping, this has now continued to improve and the difference is amazing – although if she gets in trouble she stands there drops her head and lifts the leg (cheeky girl).
Koyza (5) – snapped both cruciate ligaments jumping into the dam after hyper flexing her back legs, about 14 months ago she had both legs operated. She now has a plate in each back leg with approx 9 screws holding them in place, I have seen an improvement with her, she is no longer stiff after sitting for any length of time also when going to the toilet her back legs used to shake now they don’t, although she is a young dog I want to try and prevent joint issues for her and I feel Koyza is well on her way. Thank you so much my babies are happy, healthy and pain free.
Kim Lane – September 2014
Breed: Staffie/Blue Heeler Cross – Age: 8 years
Thank you so much for putting Bella on your Mega Dog formula trial group! Having previously been seriously overweight, and having an ACL injury, Bella was having real issues with mobility over winter. We mixed it into her dinner every night and after being on the Mega Dog formula, she is now back to chasing ducks, and can jump into the truck with ease! It has definitely improved her life, she is doing her favorite thing, stealing my spot in the bed!
Amber and Dean – September 2014
Breed: Buddy: Kelpie x – 10 years old
Skip: Pomeranian x Chihuahua – 3 years old
We were lucky to be selected for the Mega Dog Formula trial. We mixed it into their dinner every night.
Buddy goes to work every day landscaping and now that he is 10 years old (70 in human years) he was starting to show his age. Stiff in the mornings, tiring easily and not as active anymore. It was sad to see our mate getting old quickly. The Mega Dog Formula worked quickly and Buddy was bouncing around like a puppy. He was straight out of bed in the morning and seemed a lot more energetic during the day.
Skip suffers from flea allergies and tends to put on weight quickly. We had lots of comments that Skip was looking trim and healthy, he also showed signs of being less irritated by his skin allergies, was alert and full of beans.
Both dogs love the Mega Dog Formula and lick their bowls clean every night. It has had an impact on both our dogs health and well-being. We have had so many positive comments on how healthy they are both looking. Thank you for including us in your trial programme, we highly recommend this product.