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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…

Introducing the newest member of the “Get Up and Go” team….. Bella!!!

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After the passing of our old boy Buddy late last year – at the grand old age of 14 – we decided it was time to open our home to another set of paws.

We were after a new member of the family that our young girls could grow up with, a dog that loved the beach and the water and was happy to come on our weekend adventures.

We had been looking at the pound and rescue pages and one afternoon came across an ad for Bella – she was already in a loving home but unfortunately being in a 2 dog household just wasn’t working out for her.  She absolutely thrives on attention and cuddles and wasn’t keen on sharing that affection with another pup.

So we welcomed Bella into our home and into our lives.  She has the most amazing temperament around our girls and is everything we could have asked for in a dog.  And being that she is 4.5 years old we didn’t have to go through the puppy toilet training days. Read More…

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…

How To Keep Your Older Dog Happy And Feeling Good!

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Part 1:  The Importance of Your Older Dog’s Walk!

In the next series of blog posts, we will be discussing ways to keep your older dog feeling good and being happy!  Of course, we recommend using Get Up & Go Tablets as a first line of defence.

You can stock up on Get Up & Go tablets by calling 1800 33 88 22 or by ordering online at www.getupandgodog.com.au

But in addition to the tablets, there are other things that we can do to help our older friends.

As our beloved dogs age, it is so important for them to keep doing the things that “used” to make them happy! 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