Beware Change - 5 star rating old formula only
Update to prior review. I have finally spoken to Genesis. They are aware of the problem with the new formulation and will be bringing back the old formula very soon. They find dogs newly starting on Pain Plus do not seem to mind the new formulation, but dogs who have been on it seem to be rejecting the new. Customers will be offered both formulas so if you have been using Pain Plus successfully for awhile, I suggest you order the old Chicken formula, to be available again soon.
by The 3 bandedos10/16/2013
i have a senior dog who has a torn meniscus this help keep the pain at bay. not wanting to load him up on prescription pain medication this will allow you to still use the anti-inflammatory med and have a natural pain med as well. works great - great costs for value and qty
from Houston, TX01/16/2015
Good natural product.
I would highly recommend.
from Kansas City MO01/16/2015
I have an arthritic 10 year old dog. While she still needs prescription NSAID medications for her pain, using Pain Plus in between has greatly improved her mobility and pain control. Using Pain Plus keeps me from giving the prescription every day which is good on so many levels. I ran out of the Pain Plus and went for about a week without giving it to my dog. What a noticeable improvement when we started giving it again!
Fantastic Pain supplement
I have two large dogs with bad hips, one is 11 and one 5 years of age. My house has two leavles both dogs had a problem going up the stairs, i`ve been giving them PAIN PLUS for 2 months now, the young dog can run up stairs now, the old boy can walk up a lot better. They both get 2 tablets a day and they look for them.
We have been using Pain Plus for about 3 months now on our 9 year old arthritic lab. He seems to be more comfortable now and has more good days than bad.
I like these
from Planet Florida07/09/2013
These chemical-free pain pills seem to work well, and I like the fact I'm not supporting Big Pharma. My dogs eat them like treats, which is also nice.
from San Diego, CA03/19/2012
I have a 5 lb. chihuahua mix foster puppy (6 months old) that came from the shelter with a broken leg that has healed badly. I take her to rehabilitation twice a week and the tech suggested this product. The instructions say up to 50 lbs. one tablet twice daily so I started her with half--didn't do anything. Then I gave her one--again nothing--but I continued and the product seems to be cumulative because after a week I noticed it starting to work. After 2 weeks it is still not working as I had hoped, but at least it is giving her some relief. A positive is it is easily broken up and she likes it but at this time I probably would not recommend it.
Compares to Prescription
from Vancouver, Washington12/08/2012
I used to use Rimadyl Vet Prescription for my dogs arthritic pain. I tried the Pain Plus for my dog, and she does just as well with this product vs. the expensive vet prescription.
Senior refuses to take these now!
My senior girl, age 13 1/2, did quite well on the first bottle of Pain Plus we purchased. She took them with no problems, so I ordered another. This second bottle she has refused to eat and having to have 4 daily is a major problem! I have coated them with canned dog food, broken them up and stuffed them in hot dogs, crushed them and mixed them in her food... she totally refuses to eat them regardless of my trickery! I have read that a formula change took place a while ago but both of these bottles were ordered this year, 2013. It's a shame that I find a product that seems to help my old gal and now I can't purchase them any more due to the fact that she won't tolerate the taste.
this really helps my coco with her aches and pains
by Mr Tiger06/20/2014
i have been on rymidal for a year or more and wanted to get off it and the liver damage tests. i have been on this for 3 months and my border collie is just as active as before. Hence, it seems to be working.
Nice alternative to Rx
from Albany, NY02/11/2012
I give this to my dog who has joint soreness. It helps and I don't have to give him harsher medications to give him relief.
Helps and she thinks it is a treat.
I can't really tell if this has helped my old dog a lot. I am going to keep giving it to her twice daily. She seems to sleep better when I give her one late in the evening along with TranQuil-Tabs ,that's the time that she is most restless.
I love the fact that it has no nasty side effects.
Highly, Highly Recommend!
from Northport, MI07/24/2013
This has been a wonderful help to my aging, now 16 yr. old dog. He receives this twice a day along with several other Canine Resources products including: CAS Options, Cardiovascular, and Re-flex 4: Based on the success I've had with my older dog, my 8 yr. old has started taking Antioxidants and Joint Support Plus, also Canine Resources products. I really can't recommend this line of supplements highly enough...Very happy to find them at Entirely Pets!
I have a 14 year old dog who can no longer take traditional arthritis medication. My dog chiropractor suggested this product. I was a little leery because my dog has a sensitive stomach. I tried it and it has worked great. I feel he is in less pain which has made him a happier more energitic dog. And not a single problem with his stomach. I would highly recommend the Pain Plus.
from San Diego, CA12/02/2012
In the past 10 months this product has definitely helped my foster (now failed foster) chihuahua through a painful process of rehabilitation.
A great, natural alternative to steroids
from Portland, OR03/05/2012
We were worried about the long-term side effects of the prescription steroid medication that our dog was on for joint pain. Our vet recommended we give Pain Plus a try. Seems to be working well, we've been using it for about 3 years now. The price is lower than our local chain pet stores. We had a problem one time with the tablets arriving broken in the container. Entirely Pets replaced the product right away at no charge. We use the "Auto-Reship" feature so we don't have to remember to order and we never run out.
Pain Plus was recommended by my Wholistic Vet. It works as well or better than the rimadyl that my dog was on.
from Sarasota, Fl08/13/2013
I love this product because my dogs love it and take it as a treat. It works well to relieve their minor aches and pains and helps to quiet their restlessness. I try to always have a spare bottle on hand, and buying from Entirely Pets makes this simple. It is very convenient, delivered quickly, and the price is within my range of affordability.
Love this product
by Wondermom 2007
I think this product does help with arthiritis pain.
Pain Plus is wonderful!
by Lexi' mom
from Orange County NY01/21/2015
Our 10 yr old 95lb Great Pyr has an arthritic hip and was getting grumpy, losing her spunk....2 Pain Plus pills twice a day did not diminish the grumpiness, but it did help the whimper when she had to get up off her bed. I thought maybe she was unhappy since we got another female pyr.....My holistic vet suggested giving her 3 pills twice a day since she is close to 100lbs. WOW!!! what a difference. She is her sassy happy bouncy self again. Does not mind the new female at all. I am so grateful for this product!
Recommended by our holistic vet, this product seems to do the trick!
Pain Plus good for light to moderate arthritis
This product was recommended by a holistic vet we see for our elderly lab. It has really helped her maintain a decent standard of life. I recently went without for a week due to inadvertence in ordering, and wow, the difference when she got back on the meds was striking.
from PORTLAND, OREGON08/08/2012
I HAVE BEEN USING PAIN PLUS FOR ABOUT ONE YEAR NOW FROM ENTIRELY PETS. MY DOG LOVES TO EAT THIS SUPPLEMENT AND IT HAS RELIEVED HER PAIN FROM ARTHRITIS IN HER BACK AND HIPS. I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT AND HAVE BEEN VERY SATISFIED WITH ENTIRELY PETS.
sure beats RX
Old dog, mild joint stiffness. This product twice daily has given him a spring in his step and movement with more ease. Sure beats having him on prescription medicine. An excellent choice for our old guy.
Big time help
I have a 13 year old Corgi and he has been on Pain Pluse for about two years. I have taken him off a couple of times and each time his back problems flare up, so it works. It's not a miracle drug but it really helps.
A great product to try!
from New Jersey12/31/2010
I bought these summer of 2010 - I was a little skeptical at first - but have a 12 year old Lab having trouble getting up and down and doing a lot of moaning while doing it. Figured these were worth a try; and glad I did. This has helped my Lab quite a bit. As the other reviewer points out it is not a miracle drug, but the difference is marked if I miss a day or two in dosing. Dog has a sensitive stomach and I am happy to report there have been no issues with this herbal formula. Would highly recommend it and just suggest you give it a little while to begin to work; it is much easier on the dogs system than drugs from the vet I have tried. I am back tonight buying more.
Recommend by a vet instead of Rimadyl
I was give this product by a vet that does acupuncture on my wolves
our dog had intermittent lameness from her shoulder for years, and then, after being treated with prednisone, ACL tears in one knee and a year later, in theother knee. Her vet gave her metacam for pain, but in addition to not being very effective, it was hard on her stomach.
No More Limping
from Fallbrook, CA07/03/2014
One of my girls (100 pound yellow Lab) started limping a few years ago. I used to give her another more expensive product from Only Natural Pet. It was one of the few supplements for arthritis that didn't contain any grain products. Until they suddenly started putting in wheat without warning. My poor dog was so itchy and miserable until we figured out what it was as we keep them all on a grain-free diet. Well, the Resources Canine Pain Plus is less expensive, but works even better than the other product! I'm so thankful that there's no pain or limping, and no itching either.
by Michelle & Lily
from Bay Area, California06/08/2013
It's worth trying- my geriatric Akita doesn't tolerate all supplements. She has no adverse reactions to this one. But the best thing that I do for her, is making her a researched whole food diet - with the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine - this formula of Pain Plus is part of her supplementation.
Another friend dog, that we know, absolutely thrives on this formula, whereas, mine does okay... It's worth trying
A good buy.
My ten year old lab isn't limping as much from pain in her front shoulder. She walks our usual one mile a day in much less pain. I'd say she's 80 percent better than without this supplement. Once the joint warms up from walking I can hardly detect a limp anymore. I'm satisified with the results.
Not a Cure but Helps With Old Age Pains
This product is very slow to work. Don't give up.
After a month my 10 year old bloodhound with spinal arthritis showed a slight but definite improvement.
Good natural pain reliever
My vet put my dog on this natural, herbal pain reliever because her kidneys cannot tolerate regular pain relievers. I've used it for several years, and it works well without sedation and grogginess. I feel much more comfortable giving her this daily than I would a "drug" pain reliever.
No improvment and not tasty for the dog
Got this for my Greyhound. Even with the pill-hiding paste, she will not eat them. Tried disguising it in every way to no avail. Also, didn't really see any improvement in her pain.
works for pain but
does a good job with moderate arthritis pain without the side effects of NSAIDs but they changed the taste and now my dogs don't like the flavor.
We used Canine Pain Plus for several years with wonderful success; however, my last purchase for some reason my dog would NOT eat the chews. Looking at the old and new bottles, I see the formulation has changed. Instead of using chicken livers as the carrier, they have switched to pork and beef by-products (lungs etc.) and my dog will not take them. I will have to throw them out. It was such a great product and now has no value to me. Genesis refused to return my phone call.