Dr Jo says “Rose-Hip Vital Canine – a new lease on life for dogs”
What is Rose-Hip Vital Canine?
What is Rose-Hip Vital Canine?
Rose-Hip Vital Canine is an anti-inflammatory supplement, made from rose-hip fruit, that may help your dog improve their health and behaviour. “Rose-Hip Vital Canine is for joint health and general wellbeing in active and ageing dogs.” Rose-Hip Vital Canine
More about the product here.
Obviously we all want our dogs to be healthy and well. As they age, they may have to cope with the pain and stiffness of arthritis. 25-30% of household pets will develop osteoarthiritis. Rose-Hip Vital Canine may help with this and other inflammatory conditions in dogs – and in humans.
Obviously we need to have our pets checked at the vets and this is especially important as they age. Owners often want to do more for their pets, however, and this supplement could be just the thing for your dog.
Rose-hip, however, is not just for dog with physical problems. It can also help with coat condition and general behaviour.
This product has had various research studies conducted on it, to determine its effects on dogs. Dogs taking it have had improvements within 3 weeks. Working as a strong anti-oxidant, this product has anti-inflammatory properties but also has shown improvements in the dog’s mood and even speed.
How to give
Rose-Hip Vital Canine is a powder given with food. Dosages are available here.
Dr Jo’s Thoughts
I first tried this product on Chilli dog when she had a sore back. Nothing conclusively wrong with her (we didn’t have extensive testing done), just a bit of soreness when she was running. Hard to calm a 4-year old dog down for long!
Rose-Hip Vital Canine (RHVC) in her diet for a month seemed to improve her condition. Then again, she was taking anti-inflammatory medication from the vet and we might expect things to improve in this time. Ever the skeptical scientist, I could not put Chilli’s improvement down to RHVC alone.
The Rose-Hip company were kind enough to give me a few sample of product to give away and I gave this to a few people whose dogs have joint issues or are generally getting a little older and slower.
Bingo! Here’s the feedback form a couple of dog owners:
- Matisse, 13 yr old Bichon: “He became younger!”
- Anonymous, older dog: ” He’s like a new dog!”
So, every product has pros and cons. Here are my opinions:
|Good||Not so good|
|Dogs like the taste||Sticks to bowl so added a spoonful of yoghurt to allow dog to eat it|
|Easy to use – measure provided||Have to remember to give (can’t remember my own multi-vitamin!)|
|Does appear to work well||May be costly for multi-dog use (enter competition)|
Rose-Hip Vital canine is a registered, natural product which may help your dog with mobility issues and as an aside, may also help with behaviour.
COMPETITITION : Now Closed
Dr Jo has spoken with Rose-Hip Vital Canine and can offer Australian pet owners a chance to win a hamper of products…
All you need to do is tell us, in 25 words or less, why your dog could do with this hamper of Rose-Hip Vital Canine Products. The competition closes on Saturday 14th Sept. and the lucky winner will be announced on Monday 16th. Check back here to find out or register in the top right panel.
Enter in the comments section below…
And please share if you know someone else who has a dog that may benefit 🙂