In 1995, I founded the Greyhound Gang - to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt out greyhounds no longer wanted by the racing industry. Rehabilitation is an ongoing concern, as greyhounds have spent upwards of 23 hours a day in crates, and they pound their joints and bones with running from a young age. In 1999, I was working for ANF, Inc. who provided supplements for humans.I personally, had never even taken an aspirin. Larry, the owner, gave me Glucosamine to give to the greyhounds in my care. The change in their ability to move was astounding! Bouncing around, doing 360's, jumping up on furniture with ease - the glucosamine gave their joints and cartilage what was needed to feel better and healthy.
Get Up & Go was born, when Larry lent me the money to buy my first kilos of white powder. Proceeds from Get Up & Go enable the Greyhound Gang to help greyhounds still very much in need. Purchasing Get Up & Go supplements is a win-win-win situation, because:
1. Highest quality product
2. Lowest cost
3. Proceeds help Hounds
4. IT WORKS
All dogs, and greyhounds in particular, need supplements to help their joints stay healthy and pain free. All these products, which are for humans, have been used on the hundreds of greyhounds passing through the Gang's home. These unsolicited testimonials show that others KNOW it works too.
The internet is a wealth of information about these supplements. Just do a search on any of them, and you'll find more technical information than you need. You'll also find prices higher than Get Up & Go. This is because we offer these products so we can continue to raise funds to help greyhounds still in need. We do everything ourselves - put the powder in the bottles, put the labels on, take the orders, and fulfill them. Even update this site! :) So there is no middle person, just me and you. Prices are lower for any comparable high quality product. All powders have been tested with Certificates of Analysis. The proceeds go to help more greyhounds. It's truly a win-win situation. Read this Q&A to answer even more questions you might have.
If you have an older dog...
If you have a hard working dog...
If your dog evidences any stiffness...
If you've adopted an ex-racing greyhound...
If your greyhound has a broken hock...
If your dog has been diagnosed with arthritis...
Then you should be giving your dog Get Up & Go supplements.
Pure Powder, with no fillers
High Quality, Tested product
Very Affordable Price, with prices lower than any comparable high quality product
Proceeds help greyhounds
So why not?
Glucosamine HCL is a natural amino sugar derived from shellfish. It is one of the basic building blocks of cartilage. As we age, cartilage deteriorates. By supplementing diets with Glucosamine, you can help yourself, and your pets, maintain healthy cartilage longer. Glucosamine also aids in lubrication of joints. Think of it as an "oil change" for the body. It is truly the foundation of joint care. Whole Dog Journal agrees.
Athletes have benefited from Glucosamine for a long time. Studies have shown that Glucosamine can ease the pain associated with joint inflammation. In some cases, Glucosamine can even repair cartilage. As competitors who push their bodies to the limit, athletes appreciate the restorative qualities of Glucosamine. Your pets are natural athletes who deserve active lives. You can now afford to give them all the natural benefits of Glucosamine.
Chondroitin comes in two forms. Bovine and Shark cartilage. We offer Shark Cartilage because it is rich in gycosaminoglucans, or mucopolysaccharides, large macro molecules found in joints, blood vessels and organs. It helps restore cartilage and lubrication. Anecdotal evidence points to help with reducing cancerous tumors also. Recommended with Glucosamine HCL.
MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur that supplies a dietary sulfur, which plays a major role in stabilizing and promoting numerous body functions. It's most noted for its anti-inflammatory properties. Recommended with Glucosamine HCL and Vitamin C.
- Cetyl Myristoleate
CMOis an ester made form adding a cetyl alcohol molecule to the 14-carbon chain fatty acid myristoleic acid. It lubricates, reduces inflammation, regulates the immune system and reduces pain. Recommended with Glucosamine HCL and Digestive Enzymes.
Ascorbate - Vitamin C
This is Vitamin C, but created to be absorbed more easily by the body. Its trademark name is Ester C. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is essential for the maintenance of connective tissue, collagen and bone health.
This digestive enzyme mix helps dogs digest their food better. Particularly good for dogs with sensitive tummys and for the aging dog. It helps CMO get better absorbed by the body too.
Incredible studies show that Medizym reduces inflammation, and helps the body stay healthy. It also help with digestion too.
Azmira - Homeopathy Products
We love their Yucca Intensive, which can keep a dog off rimadyl and help with all kinds of inflammtion issues. We also offer Incontinence, Fear (of thunder and more), and Kidni/Liver Support. You just squirt these products in food.
I’ve had hundreds of greyhounds come through my home. I’ve found that their health and happiness is enhanced when I use natural remedies. I’ve used supplements like Get Up & Go products to help with joints. I’ve used homeopathy to help with physical manifestations of disease. And I’ve used aromatics to help with the emotional and physical well being. All natural, all helpful.
Here are the products offered:
Mists – most mild, are sprayed in the air and on the body, but not internally or in eyes
Oils – next mild, blended with carrier oils jojoba and almond, are put on body
Essential Oil Mists are a wonderful way to bring the benefits of essential oils into your environment with ease and convenience. Containing essential oils, a suspension agent and distilled water, they are safe and they last. These Waters have physical and emotional healing properties. They can be sprayed in the air, on the animal or on you. Do keep the product out of eyes, however.
Helps hounds that need to learn to chill.
-Calms nerves, hyperactivity and anxiousness
-Balances energies and emotions
-Eases restlessness and irritability
100% pure essential oils including lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang suspended with a proprietary blend of natural suspending agents.
Helps hounds find happiness in their surroundings.
- creates a sense of joy and peace with long lasting effects
- Renews overall balance and gratitude for what IS. Inner and outer.
- Lifts you out of frustration.
Helps hounds loosen up and relax.
- Relaxes them for car rides
- Can help with sleeping
Essential oils travel the body rapidly entering every organ within approximately 20 minutes. Your body benefits from and responds to these therapeutic oils on an emotional, physical and spiritual level.
Putting these oils directly on the dog’s ear tips, or neck, or paws will help them feel even better. For humans, just slather yourself in these oils, or put a few dabs on your feet or wrists or temples.
This oil creates a sense of joy and peace with long lasting effects. Renews overall balance and gratitude for what IS. Inner and outer. Lifts you out of frustration.
The oils of bergamot, orange and basil give it a mild citrus aroma. You can put this on you, in your bath or put some dabs on your hound’s ear tips, or neck area. If you put this directly on aching muscles, it acts as an anti-inflammatory. It helps arthritis too.
Staying calm when your world is spinning around you is always a hard thing to do. With the hounds, going into a new situation, feeling anxiety, being nervous are all issues they deal with. This oil can help them deal better with stressful situations (just like you), and bring about a peaceful feeling.
Chamomile has been used since the beginning of time to calm babies. And your greyhounds are your babies.
Blend including of Lavender, Chamomile, Rosewood, Neroli and Ylang Ylang carried in Almond, Apricot and Jojoba oils.
Scented with 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil and enhanced with added Lavender Buds.
-Lifts depression & elevates spirits
-Helps with insomnia
I am not an expert. I have no degrees in this field (in a few others, but they aren't very relevant!. But I trust my own experiences. I have seen good things with the use of these supplements with the ex-racing greyhounds that have come through my home to be rehabilitated and adopted into loving homes. I leave the debates on how and why up to the experts.
I've written 8 booklets - When I Am Older & Happy Healthy Hounds are two of them - to help greyhound lovers help their dogs.They have information on many natural ways to keep your hounds living longer and healthier. Also specific information about combatting arthritis, and old age. This Q&A will answer a lot of questions. This Price Comparison will give you even more information. And you can always email, me.