The Best Way to Care for Your Dog’s Immune System and Joints


As a dog mom, my dogs mean everything to me. I have my girls on set schedules for feeding, play time, nap time and just about everything in their daily lives revolves around a schedule. Their happiness and health are extremely important to me. Both my girls are German Shepherds as you can see by the images below. Makia, (below)  is nine months. She is the love of my life.

Makia nine-months

Shiloh is nine weeks old and just the sweetest baby ever! But, while German Shepherds are notorious for having joint issues, I’m positive mine will never have joint issues for a few different reasons. First, their breeding background, Makia and Shiloh have an amazing pedigree. As far back as you could look into the generations of parents, grandparents and generation after generation of great grandparents, all of their all of their ancestors have been tested for hip and elbow at the age of two and even after, all coming back with nothing but positive results.

Shiloh nine-weeks

In addition, I had genetic testing done on both of my girls and they are not a carrier of any of the normal disease German Shepherds get, nor do they have any of the typical bad genes known to German Shepherd or other breeds.

However, we all know that wear and tear along with age can still cause joint problems and pain. And while my girls have amazing backgrounds, they are not except from having old-age joint issues. Nor are they except from injury that can later cause joint issues.  And because of this, I make sure I give my girls supplements to aid them in having not only amazing joints, but amazing immune systems as well.

Both my girls take NuVet supplements, and I don’t have to force feed them to either of them. I think they assume they are treats and thus eat them as soon as I give the supplements to them. And then, they look to see if I have more. I guess that means they taste good, cause my girls are picky.

NuVet Plus® K-9 Wafers

The wafers are used to support your dog’s immune system.  They are made from natural, human grade ingredients and are formulated to fight free radicals.  They also have some unique ingredients such as cat’s claw, evening primrose oil, papain, and pine bark.  Some of the vitamins included are Vitamin A, E, and C as well as minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and calcium just to name a few.

NuVet Plus® is the result of 8 years of research, it is formulated with the goal of creating a nutrient-rich formula that would be more than mere vitamin replenishment. Instead, the supplement provides full-spectrum nutritional support that focuses on boosting your pet’s immune system and overall health.

NuVet Plus® wafers come in a variety of sizes 90, 180 and 360 wafers.  You can choose a one-time shipment or set up an auto-ship so you are never without.  When you choose to have your NuVet Plus K-9 Wafers auto-shipped it will save you money also.

NuVet Plus® K-9 Powder

For the picky pet NuVet also has their immune system in a powder formula.  This way you can put it in their food.  It includes all of the advantages of the NuVet Plus Wafers just in a powder formula. Double the chicken liver for flavor.

As seen below the advantages of NuVet Plus K-9 Powder is it helps with itching and scratching, helps give your dog a healthy coat. By strengthening their immune system you will see it helps with so many things.

Take Care of Your Dog's Immune System and Joint Health with NuVet Labs


Joint Health

NuJoint Plus® K-9 Wafers

Another important part of our pet’s health is their joint health.  As dogs get older some tend to have hip issues as well as troubling issues with their other joints.  With NuJoint Plus K-9 Wafers you can feel good knowing that your pet is getting a supplement that is veterinarian recommended and good for them.  These also have natural, human grade ingredients so you can feel good about what you are giving your pet.

The ingredients include glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, MSM (or Methylsulfonylmethane), Vitamin C and is flavored with real chicken liver.  They come in bottles of 180, 360 or 720 wafers.  You can do a one-time shipment or you can also do the auto ship like the NuVet Plus wafers. Again there is a savings when you sign up for auto-ship.

I am sure you will agree when it comes to our pets we want to make sure they are healthy and happy.  NuVet also has supplements for cats too which you can see here.

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

This sounds like great stuff! I’ll have to run this by my vet. It seems like it would be great stuff for my guys.


I am definitely very interested in the health of my dog. Our last dog died of something that we had no control over and I don’t want to repeat that if I can help it.

Meagan Ivie

My dog is already having joint problems and he’s only a few months old. I’m going to have to give this a try.

Robin Rue

My mother in law’s dog is getting older (he’s 12) and has some joint issues. I am telling her to ask her vet about this!


These both sound like great products. I know that larger dog breeds are more prone to joint issues.

Liz Mays

It’s definitely a good idea to prevent joint problems in any way you can. I hear a lot about older dogs having trouble moving around because of their joints.

Amy Desrosiers

Aww, your dogs are gorgeous! I love German Shepards and had one named Buck as a child.


Glad to know there are products out there like this. I don’t have any dogs, but I do have cats. It’s good to know your pets have products like these to help them too.

Mama to 6 Blessings

Oh my goodness he is so cute! The wafers sound lije a nice healthy option for all fogs!

Mama to 6 Blessings

What a cute dog! My son wants a German Shepard. These wafers sound like a nuce healthy option!


Gorgeous dogs… we were just at the State fair and watched two dog shows, both were German Shepherds. Made us all want one!

Adelina Priddis

That’s great your dogs have such a grat pedigree, but so good you are still doing things to take care of their joints so they don’t develop any problems. Shiloh is so adorable.

Claudia Krusch

I would love to get the NuVet Plus K-9 Powder for my dogs. They are both always itchy this time of the year.

Jenna Wood

I love the idea of those wafers- my dog is picky and won’t take any supplements if she can taste them.


I will be looking into these for my Golden Retriever! She is almost 14 years old and definitely needs something for her joints and muscles now.


Great tips on taking care of pets. I hope to get a dog soon


Awesome product it sounds like! Totally looking into this for my pup, never thought about this type of supplement.


I don’t have any dogs, but yours is adorable! Love products like this available to take care of your pets, anything to help them be at their best!


Oh my gosh. They are the cutest! I know you’ll want to care for them from nose to tail. Sounds like you found the best way to care for their joints.

katrina gehman

i need to check into this. my dog has arthritis and could def use this.


I have to share this with a few friends. We were just talking about dogs and arthritis. Seems like a funny topic, but legit we were.