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Hi Team,


Thank you so much for developing this fantastic product. My friend nobly gave me one bottle of her dog’s tablets and was effusive in her praise, so I thought why not?

My dog suffers from arthritis and had been in pain for some time. After a month on the tablets her mobility was much improved.

After two months she is a different dog – energetic again and keen to go for a run instead of a creaky, uncomfortable, very short walk.

Video attached as proof!

Thanks again.

Kind regards,



Give your dog a purpose

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Our dog, Cotton, had always felt that he was the protector of the castle and the family.  But as he got older, he didn’t do his usual bravado when greeting guests and didn’t walk the perimeter to check for intruders.

About that same time, my father entered his 80’s and I found that if I gave him something to look forward to, he was so happy!  We all like to have a purpose and another purpose besides sitting around the house.  For my father, I would plan excursions, events, or activities and planned them months in advance so that he could plan, think and get excited about whatever it was that we were doing.

Just like us, dogs love to feel like they have a purpose, a job and like to feel needed. Read More…




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Why Play Is So Important For Your Older Dog…

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Part 2: Why Play Is So Important For Your Older Dog!

When our old cocker spaniel, Cotton, got old, I noticed that he was less interested in his old toys and the games he used to love to play.  You may have noticed this with your old dog as well.  But you know what, if I got down on the floor with an old favorite toy and started up one of his favorite games, like tug of war, he was all of a sudden back to being a puppy!  He seemed energized and ready to play…and had a happy look on his face.

I think that sometimes we, as owners, are the ones to blame for them not playing.  They don’t initiate it, so we assume they aren’t interested.  But half the fun is having you involved in the play and your attention, especially if you are down on their level.

Studies have shown that dogs that don’t engage in a lot of play suffer from behavioral issues such as anxiety or aggression.  Less playtime can also lead to an increase in whining, jumping up, and not coming when called. Read More…

Dogs with Arthritis – What is arthritis?

Arthritis comes in two major forms:

  1. Degenerative joint disease, also called Osteoarthritis
  2. Inflammatory arthritis

Inflammatory arthritis is the reason you need to get your dog’s arthritis checked by your vet. It is a serious condition that must be treated by antibiotics prescribed by your vet.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type and occurs because of deterioration of the cartilage and bone in the joints. The joints are also lubricated with synovial fluid, which thins as your dog ages. With the loss of this fluid, any movement then becomes bone on bone, creating the pain that reduces your dog’s mobility.

Photo courtesy of: http://flavocin.com/destroy.html

Causes of Osteoarthritis:

  • Ageing – the deterioration in your dog is often just a natural part of the aging process.
  • Genetics – larger breeds of dogs often have worse arthritis or inherited defects, such as being prone to hip dysplasia, etc.
  • Accidents – if your dog has suffered a fall, broken bones or another type of injury at any point in their life, they may develop arthritis in the affected joints.

Order your Get Up and Go tablets from www.getupandgodog.com.au or phone 1-800-33-88-22
~The Get Up and Go! Team