Leonbergers Bounce Back from Hip Dysplasia with Glyde

August 25, 2022

One of the best things about working for an animal health company is when our customers write in to let us know how they are doing, with the help of Glyde™ Mobility Chews. We recently heard from Ann, the dog mom of two Leonbergers. We have not heard from a pet parent with Leonbergers before, so we were excited to hear from them. Leonbergers are considered giant breed dogs. The Leos, as they are sometimes called, can get up to 30 inches tall and weigh from 90-140 pounds for the female breed of the species. These are clearly big dogs that need all the help they can get with their mobility. Ann said, "I will never regret adding this supplement for my big girls!" And, much more. Read on for what Ann had to say about her #GlydeDogs!

Leonbergers are an interesting breed, originated from Germany, and are considered working dogs. They are friendly, gentle, and playful dogs. Due to their size, they are known for having mobility issues as they age. Distant cousins of the Leonbergers include St. Bernards, Newfoundlands, and Pyrenean Mountain Dogs.

Here's what Ann said: 

Leonbergers More Active with Glyde

"Seelie and Kiki are both coming up on 7 yrs old. They are very large girls called Leonbergers! Each has some issues, one has hip dysplasia and the other has elbow dysplasia. I started them on the Glyde Chews almost 8-9 months ago to help with their joint issues. I wouldn’t do it any differently! Kiki has caught her 12th Rabbit - Yikes! And Seelie goes for the turtles!!
→"All in all, I will never regret adding this supplement for my big girls.❤️" 
Kiki is doing excellent on the Glyde she has Hip Dysplasia. We found out at 2 yrs. old and no surgery was needed. I do try to keep her on the lean side because of her dysplasia! The Glyde is a wonderful addition to her diet and exercise to ward off any more problems she may incur in the future! So far we have been lucky as you know she is a giant breed. Seelie on the other hand had some mild elbow issues which like Kiki preventative along with diet! Seelie tends to be the much bigger-boned girl with no clear issues! We are so blessed with these beautiful dogs and with Glyde!"
— Ann, Seelie & Kiki's Mum
We loved the birthday photos Ann sent us. This was them on their 7th birthday this year.
Leonbergers birthay

Large and giant breed dogs, like the Leonbergers, are a great fit to add Glyde Mobility Chews to their diet. Glyde is all-natural and has proven levels of three important joint health ingredients. Glyde is the only APVMA-registered nutraceutical that contains a proven level of three key components that work to relieve the painful signs of arthritis.

Protecting a dog’s ability to run and play is key to preserving the quality of life, especially for a giant or large breed dog. With so many products to choose from on the market, make sure you get Glyde to keep your dog active through all of life's journeys! 


Leonbergers pictures


Learn about Hip Dysplasia & Elbow Dysplasia

This testimonial with Ann's Leonbergers came at a great time, as we have just released an article with more detail about hip dysplasia in dogs. Be sure to find out more about hip dysplasia in dogs here. Kiki was diagnosed at an early age with hip dysplasia.

Ann's second Leonberger, Seelie, has elbow problems, but nothing has been officially diagnosed. It does sound similar to those problems associated with elbow dysplasia in dogs. Thankfully, both dogs are using Glyde™ Mobility Chews hip and joint supplements to stay active.

Hip & Elbow Dysplasia

Thanks to Ann for sending this wonderful testimonial, and the wonderful photos of her beautiful girls!