Use this:

  • to help to maintain good joint health
  • in elderly dogs
  • in active dogs

Joint Formula

A natural pet supplement with Devil’s Claw

A blend of herbs and nutrients formulated to nutritionally support stiff, old or arthritic pets.

Natural dog supplements - Joint Formula - Devil's claw

Joint Formula contains:

  • Devil’s Claw
    Iridoid glycosides are defensive compounds that occur naturally in several families of plants. Devil’s Claw contains the iridoid glycoside Harpagoside.
  • MSM
    MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) helps maintain healthy joints and supports recovery from exercise.
  • Glucosamine
    Glucosamine helps maintain healthy joints.
  • Chia seeds
    Contains a Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Fenugreek
    Fenugreek contains anti-oxidants and other molecules that support healthy joints.
  • Seaweed meal
    Dried seaweed meal is a source of many vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Analytical constituents:

  • Crude Protein (9%)
  • Crude Fibre (14.17%)
  • Crude Ash (15%)
  • Crude Oils and Fats (3%)
  • Moisture Content (15.78%)
  • Sulphur (3.28%)


Daily amount:

  • Small pets [ <10kg ]: 1/2 tsp
  • Average pets [ 10-20kg ]: 1 level tsp
  • Large pets [ 20-40kg ]: 1 heaped tsp (5g)
  • Giant breeds [ >40kg ]: 2 heaped tsps (10g)

A 200g tub will last one large dog 40 days.

Please take care:

  • Not recommended for pets with ulcers or gallstones.
  • Not recommended for pregnant bitches.
  • Do not use if your pet has ulcers or gallstones
  • Don’t use together with blood thinning medication or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Discontinue immediately at any sign of adverse reaction
  • This is a nutritional product and is not intended as a substitute for veterinary products or advice.

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  1. Tracy Lyle
    14th Jul 2020 at 11:59 am · Reply

    Hi Beryl, just wanted to let you know that Levi has done so well on the Joint Formula, thank you 🙂 He injured his back at the beginning of the year and I really feel that the Joint Formula has helped him to return to full health. He is full of beans, bouncing around all over the place 😃 I wish you could make a human version of this Joint Formula because I have recently been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and I think I would benefit greatly from Levi’s Joint Formula 😂So you should look into that. Maybe making capsules for people. Thanks again and stay safe 😷❤️

  2. Angela Eden Bartlett
    2nd Dec 2019 at 1:31 pm · Reply

    The Herbal Pet Joint Formula helped my furbaby Poncho so much that he doesnt even need the pain tablets he used to be on, he moves around more freely now and nothing makes my heart happier than to see him having a great quality of life 😍🐶🐾🐾🐾 I recommend it to everyone!!!!!

    Posted by Beryl Shuttleworth with permission on behalf of Angela.

  3. Lauren-Leigh Sterrenberg
    15th Nov 2019 at 1:39 pm · Reply

    Both my 45kg and 27kg dogs have used joint formula with great success. They are large breeds, aged 7 and 8, and sometimes have aches and pains after a long swim, or when it gets really cold. There is an almost immediate difference in their mobility and comfort levels with the joint formula. I would highly recommend it!

    Posted by Beryl Shuttleworth with permission on behalf of Lauren.

  4. Evelyn Patrick
    22nd Oct 2019 at 6:32 am · Reply

    I use the joint formula in my 15 year old Malanois. It has give her much needed relief and increased her mobility. I love your product thank you.

    Posted by Beryl Shuttleworth with permission on behalf of Evelyn.

  5. Arthur
    14th Jan 2019 at 8:53 am · Reply

    Hi, i live in Portugal and have ordered your joint fórmula for my dog. I used to use other products but i heard and read about this and i have been using it. Is has been the best product and with the best results. I do need to know how long can i give her this product.? She weighs 5 kg and is about 13 years old. She has been taking it for the last 2 months . I don’t know if i have to stop after a while or can i give it to her daily and for the rest of her life? I don’t want her to go back like She used to BE, She wad loosing strength on her back legs and always limping. Now She is almost normal again. Thank you very much for helping my Little dog and me ofcourse. Best regards. Arthur

  6. Roxanne
    28th Sep 2018 at 9:37 am · Reply

    Our 9 yr old doxie has been battling with a stiff/ sore back leg. I know it’s age and sometimes the cold weather, so I decided to start her on the joint formula about a week ago. There has been such an improvement, she is no longer limping and seems to be a bit more agile. At first I was skeptical… I tasted the powder (because I need to try whatever it is that my children are having) and it was awful tasting… I felt sorry for giving them the mixture … however they do not seem to be bothered in the least (usually picky eaters) which makes me feel less guilty giving it to them.

    Nevertheless, I just wanted to mention what a wonderful improvement we have seen in a very short period. Your product is amazing.

    Thank you

  7. melisa
    18th Sep 2018 at 3:46 pm · Reply

    hi guys
    whats the reason for not adding omega 3 to this joint supplement
    I am currently using cipla gcs advanced and it has omega 3 in it

  8. Pat
    20th Jun 2018 at 1:12 pm · Reply

    I found some at pik n pay in Longbeach. It does seem to be helping with her hip dysplasia.

  9. Tc
    7th Dec 2017 at 1:48 pm · Reply

    Good day, we just discovered our 7 year boerboel has arthritis and blood clotting. She lost mobility in her back 2 legs but after a a spring her one leg has movement . She is currently at the vet.would this help her?? They say they may have to put her down, we are devistated. Please advise. Thanks

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      2nd Jan 2018 at 4:27 pm · Reply

      Oh no, how sad! I can’t give you advice as I’m not a vet. But if I were you, I’d take her back to your vet or to another vet for a second opnion now that her leg is moving… I hope it turns out ok…

  10. Roxy
    14th Mar 2017 at 7:28 pm · Reply

    Looove the joint formula. It helped my little JRT immensely in her old age. She has since passed, but my rescue dog (who is my absolute world) is getting on now and prevention is better than cure ♡

  11. Ilona
    13th Mar 2017 at 3:38 pm · Reply

    My Chappie boy is 13 1/2 and he is doing well on the Joint formula. Thank you!

  12. Amber
    11th Mar 2017 at 6:26 am · Reply

    My old Rotweiler is taking strain and joint formula seems to be the best cure for old age!

  13. Briony
    9th Mar 2017 at 8:22 pm · Reply

    Joint formula keeps my 11 year old Labrador walking. She has very bad hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis. Also very bad muscle wastage. I have tried many herbal products. This is one that her body doesn’t seem to get used to and therefore I don’t have to give more than necessary to keep her comfortable and pain free.

  14. Sean
    5th Mar 2017 at 10:24 am · Reply

    Bruno, my beloved companion and BFFF(best furry forever friend) had been struggling to get up and down from my (read His) bed. It was heartbreaking to see him struggle so. I happened to see an ad on facebook for Herbal Pet and decided to give it a try. Well… life change! From unsure and somewhat painful mobility to stress free walkabouts. From a very grateful 14 year old Boerboel and his father, Thank you Herbal Pet!

  15. Janet
    17th Feb 2017 at 9:29 am · Reply

    I have recently discovered the Joint formula (thanks to FB). It has made an immediate difference to my 13 year old Lab who was really struggling with arthritis. Amazing product

  16. Leandre
    7th Feb 2017 at 7:33 am · Reply

    I’ve chosen to use joint formula for my 5 year old border collie Nina to keep her joints healthy and strong because she loves the sport of agility and flyball and withwithout strong healthy joints she can’t do what she loves.

  17. krishni
    25th Oct 2015 at 7:43 am · Reply

    Hi. My dog is allergic to the glucosamine derived from shellfish. When she was given glucosamine derived from shellfish she developed laryngitis and flaking skin. The severe symptoms stopped once the product was discontinued. Does the glucosamine sulphate in your joint formula come from a vegetarian source? I found only one product that contains vegetarian glucosamine and it has to be shipped from the USA. Thanks.

    • beryl
      25th Oct 2015 at 11:09 am · Reply

      Krishni, yes. We use a grade of Glucosamine called Vegecosamin (google it), which is made from corn, not shellfish. Our Portuguese customers prefer the products to be vegetarian. To be safe in highly allergic dogs, though, start off very slowly and watch for any reactions.

      • Rui Teixeira
        16th Dec 2015 at 7:50 pm · Reply

        I use this product in portugal, and is amazing the results in my old dog (lab 15 years)

  18. Margie
    26th Sep 2015 at 11:34 am · Reply

    Dear Beryl,

    I can’t thank you enough for your joint formula product, the change in my dog is tremendous.

    She is a 6 1/2 year old Jackie and fell badly after jumping for her ball. I did find a chiropractor who treated her once, but he decided that he’s only going to treat horses from now on. My poor dog has battled for so long and I’m pleased to report that I saw an improvement in her movement within 2 days. She happily runs after her ball now whereas before she’d run after it about 3 times only.

  19. Johan
    16th Sep 2015 at 9:55 am · Reply

    I have been meaning to compliment you on the formula, but I always have something else to do! Today it is raining so I have a few minutes…

    Frigga is a 8 year old Dobe and she is huge. 48kg! Because of her size she developed problems with her knees and she has been suffering because of that. I had her on Previcox but then she developed kidney problems. A friend has a 35 year old donkey mare and he gives her devils claw. Now she can walk again. I gave Frigga human devils claw from a health shop until I found your product on the Net. Excellent stuff that works well! My dose is two level spoons in the morning and two at night and she seems to be OK on that. She is not in pain anymore!

  20. Sadye
    5th Jun 2014 at 1:35 pm · Reply

    I have definitely found that my Savannah Pug has better mobility with your Joint Formula than any others I have tried.
    She is coping better with our walking expeditions even though we don’t walk her very far.

  21. lauren
    29th Mar 2014 at 12:22 am · Reply

    I need help help please! My kitty is a big boy – Norwegian forest cat and at 14 his hips are taking strain. Xrays show the joints are not so good like osteo-arthritis. Vet put hin on Hills JD mobility food but he had a reaction. I found out it contains fish oil my cat is severly allergic to fish oil! He is on Metacam each day now anti-inflam. Now I need to know what to do bcoz he cant eat this food anymore. Would this joint formula help? What food could he eat now and what fatty oils could I give him? Would appreciate any input!

    • beryl
      31st Mar 2014 at 7:59 am · Reply

      Hi Lauren.

      Joint Formula should help your cat’s sore hips. And it doesn’t contain any fish oil. (The Omega oils I include are from a plant source.) If I were you, I’d put him back onto the food he was previously eating, but add a half spoon of Joint Formula per day. You don’t need to add any extra oils as the Joint Formula does contain…

      Good luck!

  22. dawn
    25th Feb 2014 at 3:46 pm · Reply

    Hi there my boy (4yr gsd) has severe hd and oa was on steroids am taking him off them today i know hes goin to crash, looking for a powerful anti inflammatory, have ordered some devils claw, hes on high doeses of gluc and msm also tumeric vit e amd omega 3, do you think this mayb worth a shot?

    • beryl
      26th Feb 2014 at 9:57 am · Reply

      Hi Dawn. You pretty much are feeding Joint Formula already. 🙂 See how it goes, if it works, it might work out cheaper to give JF itself.

      Good luck!

  23. Cheryl
    26th Nov 2013 at 4:20 pm · Reply

    Hi Beryl Please let me know if the Joint is available in bigger quantities Maybe 2 and 5 kg?

    • beryl
      26th Nov 2013 at 5:05 pm · Reply

      Cheryl, it is. 🙂 I’ve emailed you the prices.

  24. Ian
    18th Oct 2013 at 10:21 am · Reply

    My vet could find no abnormality in Alex’s joints. Now this I have to ascribe to your powder. I know this is just subjective but still at 12 1/2 years old with no joint problems for a big dog?

  25. Deanne
    17th Sep 2013 at 6:56 am · Reply

    Monty my Golden Retriever is over 9 now, and his back cartligages are disintegrating, and was on pain killers, some good days some bad, but since being on this, he is not needing nearly as many, and is playing with the puppy like he is 1 again ïÅ 

    My Boerbull has had 2 ligament replacements about 5 years ago, and sometimes battles to get on and off the couch, I have seen an improvement in her movements as well.

    So really pleased, thank you.

  26. Hanne
    25th Feb 2013 at 12:16 pm · Reply

    When we came home, we fed the dogs and we gave Raven (GSD with sore hip) the herbs and an hour later she started to run around and play with the other GSD, this morning she was also walking much better, so no idea, it must be a combination of the healing and herbs!

  27. Susan
    15th Jan 2013 at 8:20 pm · Reply

    Mutt has been off colour and he has been at the vet both yesterday and today, and it was finally discovered that he is off because his hips are so sore that it is making him miserable. He is now on strong anti-inflams for a week. The only change is that we ran out of joint mix. I now cannot wait for this order to arrive as I know it will restore him back into the bouncy bubbly boy he normally is. So for anyone who is scepticalk about the effectiveness of the joint mix I can assure them that it WORKS, beyond a doubt. We stopped giving it to a dog we beleived had no joint issues and the difference was so bad we have been worried sick for days.

  28. Dave
    3rd Sep 2012 at 5:42 pm · Reply

    Thanks for the last order both rotties are alot happier and alot more active.

  29. katherine
    25th Aug 2012 at 10:03 pm · Reply

    hello, i saw your advert in cesars magzine and i read that this joint formula should be given to breeds that are very prone to joint problems. i have st bernards and i was wondering if they should take this regardless of whether they are not showing any signs of problems yet and if so at what age should they start this product?
    thank you 🙂

    • beryl
      27th Aug 2012 at 9:50 am · Reply

      Hi Katherine. The truth is that you can’t start too early. It will help your dog maintain health longer and repair damage faster.

  30. Rochelle
    6th Aug 2012 at 12:35 pm · Reply


    My dog has Auto Immune Syndrome and is on medication. Can I give her the Joint Formula?

    • beryl
      6th Aug 2012 at 1:47 pm · Reply

      Hi Rochelle. What medication is she on? It should be ok, but let me just make sure …

  31. Helen
    25th Jul 2012 at 4:11 pm · Reply

    I have used almost every joint supplement on the market, but have found this to be the best joint formula for canines in my work as an animal therapist dealing with a variety of joint problems as a result of age or injury. Maximum effect seems to have been after 2 months’ continuous use, although improvements were seen from as little as 2 weeks on the formula. My advice would definitely be to use it continuously as sometimes people think if it has not worked in a month, then it is not working at all which is untrue and sometimes they stop using it. I would definitely recommend this to all dog owners – even as a maintenance or preventative product.
    I also have a friend who uses it on her miniature pot belly pig who has serious joint deformities, and this has helped her as well.

  32. val
    2nd Apr 2012 at 9:54 am · Reply

    Hi my dog (4yr old rotti) has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in her knee. when she walks it clicks, will this help as I cannot afford the op the vets propose, but some people say I must not let them operate?

    • beryl
      4th Apr 2012 at 6:46 am · Reply

      Hi Val.
      It might be worth trying the Joint Formula first, to see if it helps sufficiently. If it does, great, it is a lot cheaper than the operation.

  33. fabiana
    20th Feb 2012 at 5:21 pm · Reply

    Can my miniature Pekingese take this? She is 3yrs old and suffered from a slipped disc a while ago, she is better but sometimes has pain. Thanks!

    • beryl
      20th Feb 2012 at 5:43 pm · Reply

      Yes, Fabiana, she can take it and it should help her. It will be a small dose – that 200g tub will last you a long time.

  34. glenn
    10th Feb 2012 at 10:59 am · Reply

    Hi Beryl
    i assume this product is in powder form. can it be administered directly or must it be sprinkled on food?

    • beryl
      10th Feb 2012 at 12:28 pm · Reply

      Yes, Glen, it is a powder. You administer it any way your pet will eat it – directly, in the food, in a piece of something yummy – whatever works.

  35. Sonnette
    23rd Jan 2012 at 12:39 pm · Reply

    Hi Beryl

    I have a 2yr old Australian Cattledog that has Tendonitis in his left shoulder. The ligament tore. Wiil the joint formula give him any relief. He is limping we tried to rest him Dr’s order but his is hiper active and it is not so easy to keep him still. He is going back to Oderstepoort in Feb for a follow up but there is no inprovement with his limping. The Dr also said it is very sore but they dont want to give him any pain meds as this will make him want to use his leg more. Please I will try anything.

    • beryl
      23rd Jan 2012 at 1:21 pm · Reply

      Hi Sonette,
      Please check with your vet first. But my feeling would be to give him Joint Formula, which will help to rebuild the tendon. It will lessen his pain as well. Then, in addition, because you don’t want him to be active (and because even the pain is not stopping his activity), I’d add some Serenity Formula to his feed as well. This will hopefully quieten down his hyperactivity a bit. Good luck.

    • Sonnette
      14th May 2012 at 11:27 am · Reply

      Hi Beryl, I send you a question in January regarding my Australian Cattle dog at that stage Onderstepoort thought it was tendonitis in the shoulder but it wasnt. The problem is that he has a lameness in his front leg. We did ct scans, Milo grams and a MRI and still no answer. I realy dont know what to do. Antiflam medication doesnt work.
      I would like to try the Joint formula as we dont have anything to lose at this stage as we are still in the dark. His lamness increases with exercise.
      The problem that now is with the MRI scan they picked up that my dog has a worm that dungbeatles spread. This is in his stomach and must be treated with Dextomax as normal dewormer dont work for this worm. Will it be safe to use the joint formula as the vet said kortisone will make him bleed internaly with this worm thing.

      • beryl
        14th May 2012 at 12:23 pm · Reply

        Sonette, that’s sad. The Joint Formula should be safe to use. The only condition it is contra-indicated for is ulcers. As you say, you’ve got nothing to lose. And how wonderful would it be if it helped?

  36. betty casciati
    20th Nov 2011 at 3:24 pm · Reply

    Can humans take joint formula?

    • beryl
      20th Nov 2011 at 4:19 pm · Reply

      Betty, I do quite often get that question. Yes, it is quite safe for humans. BUT, it tastes horrible – that is the disadvantage.

  37. beryl
    28th Jul 2011 at 4:10 pm · Reply

    Eduard, its different to Pet Alive’s product. Apart from Devils Claw and Glucoseamine, all the other ingredients are different.

  38. Christa
    15th Apr 2011 at 3:28 pm · Reply

    Hi Beryl,
    My cat is 11 years old and suffers from a stiff leg, he does not have athritis from old-age but hurt his leg a few years back, which in turn caused athritis.
    Will Joint Formula help in this case and how long does it ussually take before I wil notice the effect?


    • beryl
      15th Apr 2011 at 5:15 pm · Reply

      Hi Christa,
      Yes, this sort of thing also responds well to Joint Formula. Give it a try – it will help with the stiffness and with rebuilding the damaged tissue.

    15th Dec 2010 at 4:54 pm · Reply

    Have a Rotweiler female and 5 years old suffering from right leg joint at knee very stiff and sore. Walking on right toe only and limping badly. Will your product improve and cure this condition?

    At the moment just starting with allergy formula as all the dogs are itkhing and scratching a lot!! Will report on improvement.

    J Kat

  40. John
    27th Oct 2010 at 9:48 pm · Reply

    Hi Beryl,
    My Longhaired german pointer is only 9 but is already suffering from an arthritic back. The vet put him on Remadil a year ago and I give him glucosamine every day which seemed to do the trick. He has suddenly taken a turn for the worse so I’m desperately looking for some advice as to what I should give him now. The devils claw seems like a good idea instead of the Remadil can you advise? And am i able to buy your products in Holland? Thanks.

    • beryl
      28th Oct 2010 at 5:15 pm · Reply

      Hi John
      Devils Claw, and the other ingredients of Joint Formula, will definitely help your dog. I m not sure whether or not it will be able to completely replace the Remadil, but its worth a try.

      In Netherlands, speak to Rex or Amber (I’ve sent you an email) about where you can buy.

      Wishing you the very best of luck.

  41. Cherry Sewell
    17th Oct 2010 at 4:33 pm · Reply

    Hi Beryl,

    My 14 year old Sheltie was on Joint Guard in Australia, but we are now out of the supplies I bought with me and her symptoms are showing up (we moved to Cape Town). I’m looking for an alternative here in SA and your product seems the closest I can find. My vet wants to put her on Rimadyl (sp?) however I have read that it is advisable to keep your dog off this medication as long as possible.

    Basically I want to rid my little dog of the pain, give her something that will hopefully help the condition not just mask it, and keep her off the medication my vet wants to prescribe. Does your product have any kind of pain relief in it? And what about Aspirin – i see a post above someone giving their Lab Aspirin each day – is this advisable?


    • beryl
      18th Oct 2010 at 7:10 am · Reply

      Yes, definitely, I suggest you try the Joint Formula. It will help with the pain and also help rebuilding the cartilage, etc. You can have a look here to see where to buy –
      Wishing you the very best with your dog. (And welcome to South Africa!)

    • Cherry Sewell
      5th Apr 2011 at 4:34 pm · Reply

      Hi Beryl,
      I posted a question to you a while ago here and have since had my little Sheltie on your Joint Formula and have to say it has really helped her, more than any other product I have used. She seems to have regained some of her playfulness and even trots sometimes out on her walks… something she had not done for months before. I just want to say thank you and post this so someone else may see it and use it for their little friend/s too.


      • beryl
        6th Apr 2011 at 6:34 am · Reply

        Thanks, Cherry. I am very pleased to hear that.

  42. Alex
    15th Sep 2010 at 4:47 pm · Reply

    Hi, I’ve got an 15 yo labrador with arthritic problems. During August, he has been taking 500mg of aspirin every day & seems to be doing a bit better. Do you think that the Joint Formula will help him? And if yes, should I discontinue the aspirin?

    • beryl
      15th Sep 2010 at 5:20 pm · Reply

      Hi Alex. Definitely give it a try. If it does help (and it should), try cutting back on the aspirin. You might be able to stop it, depending on how bad the pain is.

  43. Dena
    16th Feb 2010 at 1:35 pm · Reply

    Would this supplement help my Pug who has dislocated her hip as a puppy? She seems to walk with a limp and i’m worried of arthritis developing in her hip due to this. Would this product help her hip and keep her safe from arthritis?
    Thanks so much

  44. Lindie
    16th Feb 2010 at 11:27 am · Reply

    I just wanted to let you know that the joint mix that I have my 15 yr old dog on is working very well. I’ve commited myself to giving it every single day and can really see a difference. We went away for a weekend when she did not receive it and coming back I could immediately tell the difference. She is less likely to lose her balance and slip on the joint formula and can get up with less effort.
    Bless you for making a difference in so many animal (and their owners!) lives!

  45. Monique
    17th Nov 2009 at 8:02 am · Reply

    All I can say is a huge THANK YOU for your joint formula. My dearest friend is mobile and enjoying her elderly life after giving me her best years and full commitment competing at dog sports. I was getting rather upset seeing how my very active, full-of-life border collie was being frustrated at her own body being too sore to co-operate with her will. Just a few days after using your formula my dear girl is back to running around freely like the puppy she is at heart.

  46. marina
    28th Oct 2009 at 8:18 pm · Reply

    my bulldog has a tummy that get easily upset, can i use product

    • beryl
      29th Oct 2009 at 7:11 am · Reply

      Hi Marina. Joint Formula shouldn’t upset your dog’s tummy. That said, every dog is different, and I can’t say for sure that it won’t cause a problem. But there is nothing in it that should aggravate a tummy condition.

  47. Maria Horn
    11th Aug 2009 at 9:29 am · Reply

    Could you please tell me where i can buy this product here in Bloemfontein.

  48. Tracy
    27th Jul 2009 at 3:10 pm · Reply

    Whoever developed this is a genius, because of the improvement in my dog (that was going to cost me nearly R1000.00/mth) – its phenomenal.

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