For when your dog says "ouch." A safe and easy tool for advanced comfort issues and long term natural therapy.* With boswellia extract, a potent anti-inflammatory and other classic purified natural ingredients - glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM.
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• Promotes strong, healthy joints*
• Can provide the enjoyable golden years your dog deserves
• Generous desiccated raw beef liver for flavor and nutrition
• Supports the body's natural anti-inflammatory response*
• Restores a happy, upbeat attitude in older dogs*
When your dog says "ouch," Springtime Advanced Hip & Joint Chewables is the answer. Boswellia extract is by far the most potent anti-inflammatory available for dogs. Combined with a generous dose of chondroitin sulfate extract and other high grade ingredients, Advanced Hip & Joint Chewable tablets are a safe and easy tool for advanced comfort issues and long term natural therapy.
Extracts, the Secret of Success!
Springtime's Chondroitin Sulfate, min. 90% purity (cartilage extract) - 15 times stronger.
Just plain "Chondroitin Sulfate" (dried cartilage powder)
Springtime's Boswellia Serrata Extract, 65% - 10 times stronger
Just plain "Boswellia!"
ration. Tablets may be broken into pieces for small dogs or finicky eaters.
Daily dose may be doubled or tripled and preferably repeated morning
and evening during times of stress, or if faster, more dramatic benefits
are desired. Larger doses are recommended for older dogs or dogs
|DOG SIZE||WEIGHT||DAILY DOSE|
|Toy||under 20 lb.||¼ - ½|
|Giant||over 120 lb.||4+|
|Guaranteed Springtime Analysis|
|Desiccated beef liver||500 mg/tablet|
(methyl sulfonyl methane)
|Boswellia serrata extract, 65%||275 mg/tablet|
|Chondroitin sulfate, min. 90% purity
(bovine cartilage extract)
|Glucosamine HCL, 99%
|Ingredients: desiccated beef liver, MSM (99%), boswellia serrata extract (65%), chondroitin sulfate (bovine cartilage extract - min. 90% purity), glucosamine HCL (99%), microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, dextrose and silica dioxide.|
The gum resin of the Boswellia serrata tree has been used medicinally for centuries, particularly in India, the Middle East, and in Northern Africa. Traditional healers used the Boswellia resin to treat arthritis, colitis, sores, coughs, asthma, and even snakebites.
Boswellia serrata, or frankincense, has long been renowned for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that boswellic acid reduces inflammation by blocking the pro-inflammatory enzyme 5-lipoxygenase which then inhibits the synthesis of leukotrienes. Both of these enzymes are thought to contribute to chronic inflammation found in certain diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, cancer and asthma.
- Natural Anti-inflammatory
- Herbal Support for Comfort Issues
- Healthy Natural Alternative
- Helps Prevent Breakdown of Connective Tissues
- Dog Studies with Chronic Joint Disease
- Extremely Safe - Low Risk of Minimal Side Effects
- Improves Blood Supply to Joints
- Ongoing research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
"Dietary support with Boswellia resin in canine inflammatory joint and spinal disease."
In Switzerland in 2004, a veterinary clinical trial was conducted comparing conditions of dogs with osteoarthritis and degenerative conditions before and after treatment with an extract of Boswellia serrata. The extract was given once a day with food at 400 mg/10 kg of body weight for six weeks. After just two weeks, researchers noted that 71% of the dogs showed improvement. By week six, significant positive changes were shown in increased smoothness of gait, and reduction of lameness and discomfort. A few dogs had brief, reversible episodes of loose stools. Data suggested that a standardized extract of Boswellia serrata could be recommended for symptom relief in dogs with osteoarthritic disease.
Reichling J, Schmokel H, Fitzi, Bucher S, Saller R. Web. 5 December 2010, PMID: 14994484.
Sap from the Boswellia serrata tree has been used for thousands of years by traditional herbalists.
Other Boswellia Information & Resources
"About Herbs: Boswellia." Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Web. 26 November 2010.
Ammon HP. "Boswellic acids (components of frankincense) as the active principle in treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases." Web. 11 November 2010, PMID: 12244881.
"Boswellia Serrata." Thorne Research, Inc. Alternative Medicine Review Volume 13, Number 2, June 2008. Web. 25 November 2010.
Chrubasik JE, Roufogalis BD, Chrubasik S. "Evidence of effectiveness of herbal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of painful osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain." Web. 11 November 2010, PMID: 17444576
Frank MB, Yang Q, Osban J, Azzarello JT, Saban MR, Saban R, Ashley RA, Welter JC, Fung KM, Lin HK. "Frankincense oil derived from Boswellia carteri induces tumor cell specific cytotoxiciy." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 19296830.
Gupta I, Gupta V, Parihar A, Gupta S, Ludtke R, Safayhi H, Ammon HP. "Effects of Boswellia serrata gum resin in patients with bronchial asthma: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week clinical study." Web. 26 November 2010, PMID: 9810030.
Houssen ME, Ragab A, Mesbah A, El-Samanoudy AZ, Othman G, Moustafa AF, Badria FA. "Natural anti-inflammatory products and leukotriene inhibitors as complementary therapy for bronchial asthma." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 20430018.
Huang MT, Badmaev V, Ding Y, Liu Y, Xie JG, Ho CT. "Anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic activities of triterpenoid, beta-boswellic acid." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 11237186.
Kim HR, Kim MS, Kwon DY, Chae SW, Chae HJ. "Boswellia serrata-induced apoptosis is related with ER stress and calcium release." Web. 26 November 2010, PMID: 18850233.
Kimmatkar N, Thawani V, Hingorani L, Khiyani R. "Efficacy and tolerability of Boswellia serrata extract in treatment of osteoarthritis of knee - a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial." Web. 9 December 2010, PMID: 12622457.
Madisch A, Miehlke S, Eichele O, Mrwa J, Bethke B, Kuhlisch E, Bastlein E, Wilhelms G, Morgner A, Wigginghaus B. Stolte M. "Boswellia serrata extract for the treatment of collagenous colitis. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-center trial." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 17764013.
Menon MK, Kar A. "Analgesic and psychopharmacological effects of the gum resin of Boswellia serrata." Planta Med 1971: 19(2): 333-341. Web. 12 December 2010. Thieme eJournals, DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1099651.
Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, Narda. "The Bountiful Benefits of Boswellia." Veterinary Practice News. Web. 4 December 2010.
Shao Y, Ho CT, Chin CK, Badmaev V, Ma W, Huang MT. "Inhibitory activity of boswellic acids from Boswellia serrata against human leukemia HL-60 cells in culture." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 9619114.
Singh S, Khajuria A, Taneja SC, Khajuria RK, Singh J, Qazi GN. "Boswellic acids and glucosamine show synergistic effect in preclinical anti-inflammatory study in rats." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 17481895.
Wild elephants graze on Boswellia serrata. Natural herbal support for comfort issues?
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
A Scientific Overview of… Chondroitin Sulfate
Powerful Natural Support for Joints and Bones
Found Throughout Nature
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is one of six related substances called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are also referred to as mucopolysaccharides. GAGs occur widely throughout the animal kingdom — in vertebrates and invertebrates, terrestrial and marine organisms, and mammals and non-mammals. Six kinds of GAGs have been found in the tissues and fluids of vertebrates: chondroitin sulfates, keratin sulfates, dermatin sulfates, hyaluronic acid, heparin, and heparin sulfate.
Found in Connective Tissue
CS is widely found in the connective tissues of animals. It occurs in three slightly different forms: CSA, CSB, and CSC. CSA and CSC are found in nasal and tracheal cartilage, articular cartilage (joints), bones, sclera, leukocytes and blood platelets, skin, and umbilical cords. CSB has been found in skin, umbilical cords, and cardiac valves.
Vital for Joint Function
Adequate amounts of CS are vital for normal joint function and maintenance as well as many other self-healing mechanisms. The following list of activities have been proven in numerous scientific studies.
1. Osteogenesis: CSA is an important participant in bone calcification and CSC in bone integrity maintenance (Paroli, 1991; Maurau, 1988).*
2. Analgesic and restorative effect: A very important property of CS is its ability to stimulate the chondrocite (cell that synthesizes the proteoglycans in the articular cartilage), which is conducive to the proper maintenance of the cartilage matrix (Serni, 1991; Vacha, 1994).*
3. Enzymatic inhibition: The capacity of CS to inhibit the action of destructive enzymes of the articular cartilage protects joints and helps maintain harmonic balance of healthy enzyme activity. This in turn helps avoid degradation of hyaluronic acid, a necessary molecule for the maintenance of hydration and viscosity of synovial fluid (Avila, 1976; Marossy, 1981; Pipitone, 1991; Videla Dorna et al., 1994).*
4. Anti-inflammatory effect: (Paroli, 1991; Pipitone, 1991; Rashmir-Raven, 1992).*
1. Quality dry food
2. Springtime Products
3. Quality canned food
4. Lukewarm water
An Anti-Aging Diet with the Powerful Benefits of Raw Food
Feeding Springtime chewables and powder products is easy!
Springtime customers love their pets. Many have developed their own raw and/or home cooked feeding programs for their dogs. Unfortunately, most of us do not have the time to do this. Below is a simple feeding program that provides the best of a raw food diet without the extra work.
- Measure out a high quality kibble.
- Measure out appropriate helpings of Springtime products.
- Measure out a small amount of high grade canned dog food.
- Stir in enough lukewarm water to make a delicious gravy.
- Mix well and serve.
Longevity - most powerful single product.
Tips on Easy Feeding
Most dogs thankfully accept Springtime chewables as treats, but even the pickiest of eaters can be taught to accept them with a little bribery!
Breaking tablets into quarters and mixing with favorite canned/moist food is extremely helpful. Also, meals can be split into twice a day feedings if desired.
A few examples of foods that can be used as temporary taste enhancements until the supplements are readily eaten.
Some people rotate canned dog food flavors to keep up interest.
Springtime's concentrated formulas can provide raw food benefits with safety and convenience.
No Surgery for Heidi!
Heidi avoided surgery
Good morning. One of our beloved dogs, Heidi, a 6 year old Bernese Mountain Dog/Golden Retriever mix was born with bad hips. That didn't keep her from being a happy, wonderful puppy. This past year, though, she has struggled with a limp on her front right leg. This made walking horrible for her, but she insisted not only on walking daily through the woods with the rest of the pack, but also going upstairs to bed at night. The vet had her on Tramadol and anti-inflammatory therapy, which wasn't making much difference (perhaps keeping her pain down). Finally, many X-rays showed that she has only one good joint. Surgery for one knee, two hips, and two front "elbows," which was going to be upwards of $25,000 – with no guarantees. The vet suggested a supplement called Glycoflex III, but I called your place of business, and after talking about Heidi's issues, I decided to begin your Advanced Hip & Joint Chewables with boswellia (a.k.a. frankincense). I have a good friend, Yvonne Burgan, who can't say enough about your products. As an herbalist of long standing (nearly 40 years), I was preparing to treat her herbally, when after only one week of starting the supplement, there is a huge difference in her walk as well as her attitude! Whereas before she lay around most of the time, now she's up and ready to go as soon as she hears me pick up my purse. I can't wait to see what the months ahead bring! Thanks so much! With five dogs to look after, two of them 10 years old, and depending greatly on Social Security for our income, I'm very careful about what I purchase for the animals. I believe this purchase from you was extremely worthwhile! Sondra B Johnson, Virginia
Beautiful Kasha Fenicle.
"Within one week, she was acting like the little puppy she was before…"
We have a 6 1/2 year old German Shepherd, Kasha, with immune mediated liver disease. She was on steroids for about four years until we recently were able to wean her off of them. However, the damage was already done. She had severe arthritis in her legs and back.
I found your Advanced Hip & Joint Chewables and started giving them to her immediately. Within one week, she was acting like the little puppy she was before. The swelling in her legs went down and she is back to playing ball three times a day. We love that this product is all natural and works so well on her. Thank you so much for giving us back our sweet little girl with her energy and spirit.
Judith L. Fenicle, Pennsylvania
12 year old Jack Russell - Happy Pup
Your products literally saved my dog's life. I have a 12 year old Jack Russell named Rudy that was not doing well at all (he got kicked in the head by my horse when he was about 2 and because of that, he has really bad joint pain in his neck due to pinched nerves). My mom was telling me it might be best if I put him down because of the horrible pain he was in. I was not ready to let go of and give up on my baby. I took a trip to Petsmart to see if they had any type of product that could help him, and that's when I was told about Springtime by a vet tech. Immediately I contacted you all and you were so helpful in helping me decide what to give him. He's been on Advanced Hip & Joint Chewables and Longevityfor a little over a month now (he started showing results within the first week or two) and I now have my puppy back. Before, he was unable to even get out of his bed and had to be carried to make it out of the living room (we have two steps to get out of the living room). It was one of the most heart-wrenching things to watch him try to get around. We tried him on steroids from the vet and they helped, but made him mean towards my other dogs, and was unable to hold his pee when trying to get to the door so we had to stop that. I am THRILLED to be able to say I now have a happy and pain-free pup that runs around the house and outside with my other MUCH younger dogs. He can even get up on the couch by himself. I feel if it wasn't for your products Rudy wouldn't be around right now. I cannot thank you all enough for helping save my baby.
Katie Lehan, Maryland
Birka, the Norwegian Elkhound.
"…back to racing up the stairs and jumping with ease…"
Once again, Springtime came to the rescue! I have used a number of Springtime products with my dogs over the years, always with good results. So when my eight year old, mildly dysplastic, Norwegian Elkhound, Birka, recently started barking at the foot of the stairway and didn't want to come up the stairs, I knew it was time to supplement. In the past, she took the stairs with leaps and bounds, and had always been a very active dog.
After just a few days of giving her Advanced Hip & Joint Chewables, she was back to racing up the stairs and jumping with ease.
Thanks to Springtime, she is my energetic happy girl again, able to run and play again with our other dog.
Kari Olson, Wisconsin