However, I find Sashas Blend to be one of the best joint supplements based on both ingredients and consumer feedback.
Sashas Blend may be a great option if your dog has arthritis, or you wish to prevent joint issues in the future. Especially if you have a large breed or active/working dog.
In this review we’ll find out why Sashas Blend can support your dog’s joints based on the ingredients, and also find out where you can buy it for the best possible price.
About Sashas Blend
Compared with the gel capsules of Antinol Rapid and the little nuggets of 4CYTE Canine, Sasha’s Blend comes a powder form – either 250g or 500g tubs, with the larger being the most cost effective.
It’s easy to mix Sashas Blend with your dog’s regular food by sprinkling it on top. I find this works best with a wet or BARF food, or a brand like Frontier Pets which you add water to.
According to Interpath who make both Sashas Blend and 4CYTE, the formula is scientifically proven. It’s also made from all natural marine concentrates unlike nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (known as NSAIDs).
From an ingredients standpoint it’s clear the formula will be very beneficial for your dog’s joints – we’ll look into that shortly. In fact, if you’re currently feeding your dog treats for joint health you can probably throw them away, because I doubt they’re very beneficial.
Understanding the ingredients of Sashas Blend
The active ingredients in Sashas Blend are stabalised green lipped mussel powder (perna canaliculus), abalone powder, and shark cartilage. These are in a ratio of 3/1/1, with the emphasis on green lipped mussel.
The benefits to your dog for all three inclusions are well researched and scientifically known to improve joint health and mobility.
Green lipped mussels have more benefits for joint health in dogs than you can shake a stick at, so this is an excellent main ingredient.
Research into the benefits of abalone have shown these marine snails to be very beneficial for joints. Not only that, but for liver and eye health as well, and some studies suggest abalone can be a preventative against cancer.
Shark cartilage, another ingredient with alleged cancer-fighting abilities, has high concentrations of chondroitin sulphate which is commonly used in joint supplements, and also glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) which lubricate and support joints.
Research on the benefits of shark cartilage is hazy, but combined with green lipped mussels and abalone will very likely benefit your dog’s joint health. With any luck, these ingredients will support your dog’s health in other ways as well!
Where to buy Sashas Blend
Sashas Blend powder is available as 250g or 500g tubs at many retailers. The 500g tub is the most cost effective, and would likely suit you better if you have a large breed dog.
How long does it take for Sashas Blend to work?
You should expect Sashas Blend to show improved joint mobility within 2 to 4 weeks. For a chronic case positive effects may take longer, although many dog owners have reported noticeable results within a few days.
As dogs are unable to verbalise their discomfort it is likely their joint inflammation and pain will reduce even without noticeable signs to us as their owners.