The Ultimate Guide to Green Lipped Mussel Powder for Pets

Is green lipped mussel powder good for dogs?

It’s a question we are increasingly being asked here at Only One Treats! 

Both cat and dog parents alike have heard about the amazing health benefits of our single ingredient green lipped mussel powder for pets. Whether it’s reducing joint inflammation or being a source of health boosting fatty acids, these little green molluscs are a “paw-some” addition to any pet’s diet!

Looking for a delicious and nutritious supplement for your four-legged friend?

Only One Treat is here with everything consumers need to know about Green Lipped Mussel Powder

Let’s begin!

What Are Green Lipped Mussels?

Our Green Lipped Mussel Powder is made from, well, green lipped mussels! Essentially, Green Lipped Mussels (Perna canaliculus) are exactly what they sound like: shellfish with a green coloured shell.

Green Lipped Mussels

They grow in the shallow coastal waters of New Zealand. For centuries, local indigenous populations have harvested and eaten green lipped mussels – also known as “kūtai.” 

Today, scientists such as those who have published under the National Library of Medicine continue to study the biology and aquaculture behind what makes green lipped mussel oil complex such a wonderful supplement for humans, plus cats and dogs too! 

Health Benefits of Green Lipped Mussel Powder 

Of course, we all want happy, healthy pets. 

Yet pain, inflammation, arthritis, joint mobility, skin issues, etc. affect millions of animals worldwide. In fact, according to the American Kennel Club, degenerative joint disease (commonly known as arthritis) is the leading cause of chronic pain in dogs. Similarly, it’s estimated by veterinary researchers that 45% of all cats are affected by arthritis and joint-related pain – ouch. 

So, are green lipped mussels good for dogs?

Can green lipped mussel powder for cats relieve uncomfortable symptoms?

Yes, absolutely. At Only One Treat, our goal is to share this safe and effective natural solution to many of the issues facing our beloved pets. 

Joint Health, Mobility, Arthritis, and Cartilage Maintenance 

Unfortunately, many pets don’t do well on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) long-term. Harmful side effects (such as liver and kidney disease) often outweigh the temporary pain relief. 

The good news is green lipped mussel powder is an alternative for cats and dogs! 

Green Lipped Mussel Powder

To start, green lipped mussels are a source of two powerful components: glucosamine and chondroitin. Chondroitin stops cartilage from breaking down, whereas glucosamine works to repair damaged cartilage. For pets with arthritis and degeneration of articular cartilage, green lipped mussel powder protects and strengthens joint capsules. This results in less wear and tear on knees, elbows, and joints, making walking, running, and playing easier on the body!

Cats and dogs with joint mobility problems, hip dysplasia, arthritis, ligament tears, and those who are seniors will benefit from green lipped mussel powder.

Bonus: regularly feeding a pet of any age our single ingredient supplement may also help prevent joint issues later in life! 

Healthy Coat and Skin

Another reason why green lipped mussels are so beneficial is because of their “paw-sitive” effect on skin and fur issues. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and antioxidants. Together these promote soft, shiny coats and ease dry, itchy skin.

Anti-inflammatory Properties 

Did you know? 

Green lipped mussel powder contain 90 different fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) reduce swelling and pain. Rather incredibly, researchers have also noted that these mussels block pain signals in the brain with the same effectiveness as drugs, minus the unpleasant side effects. 

Ready to Try Green Lipped Mussel Powder? 

The evidence is clear: green lipped mussels are an extraordinary natural medicine. From reducing pain and inflammation to improving mobility and healing skin problems, pet owners are taking notice of this miraculous little shellfish.