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New Zealand’s Best: Ruby’s Results

Ruby tries New Zealand's Best Technyflex with Green-lipped mussel

In early November, I was contacted by Melissa Burrus, owner of New Zealand’s Best, the U.S. distributor of Technyflex®, a natural joint care supplement made from 100% green-lipped mussel for dogs, cats, and horses. Although well regarded in New Zealand, Technyflex® has only been available in the United States since September. However, the product has already received rave reviews from customers and was recently an Editor’s Choice by Modern Dog Magazine. Melissa asked if Ruby would like to try Technyflex with green-lipped mussel and share the results with our readers. As Ruby sometimes struggles with morning stiffness, the timing seemed right and we agreed.

Ruby tries New Zealand's Best Technyflex with Green-lipped mussel

Technyflex® with Green-Lipped Mussel

Technyflex® Canine is a muscular-skeletal analgesic (pain reliever) for the treatment of sore and inflamed joints as a result of arthritis or injury. Made from the green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) that grows only in the pure ocean waters of New Zealand, this little shellfish has a unique combination of nutrients including naturally occurring omega-3 essential fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin, and minerals and vitamins. Technyflex® is gluten, dairy, and additive free and proven safe and effective for long-term use.

Ruby tries New Zealand's Best Technyflex with Green-lipped mussel

Technyflex® is a registered analgesic that has recognized pain relief properties. Omega 3’s provide anti-inflammatory pain relief for worn joints, injuries, and disorders. In addition to Omega 3’s natural pain relief properties, Technyflex® is an excellent source of a variety of minerals and vitamins for overall health and wellbeing.

The Technyflex® brand invests significantly in quality processing. Green-lipped mussels are grown and harvested in registered marine farms and processed under strict guidelines to ensure the product’s success and safety. Technyflex® is derived from seafood and should not be consumed if your dog has an allergy to seafood. Always consult with your veterinarian before adding any new medications especially if your dog has pre-existing conditions. In addition to the canine formula, Technyflex® is available in both a feline and equine formula.

Ruby gets great results with New Zealand's Best Technyflex Canine Joint Formula

Ruby’s Results on Technyflex® with Green-Lipped Mussel

Ruby has been taking Technyflex® with green-lipped mussel for just over a month. The product is available in capsule or powder and dosage is determined by weight. Ruby happily takes a half a scoop in the morning and a half scoop in the evening. When she first started taking the supplement, I worried that she might experience some initial stomach upset. However, she adjusted quickly and didn’t experience any significant side effects.

My two main areas of concern in regards to Ruby’s comfort and mobility are stairs and cold weather. Although neither issue is extreme, I worry her symptoms will worsen over time. The stairs leading up to our second floor are steep and Ruby sometimes has trouble climbing them, pausing half way up. She has some mild separation anxiety and likes to be with us at all times – seeing her struggle to keep up is heartbreaking for us and frustrating for her. We have definitely noticed an improvement in her energy and stamina with the stairs since starting Technyflex®

We live in the Chicago area and experience our fair share of crazy, cold weather. Typically this doesn’t occur until January or February, but this year winter arrived early. In the past, Ruby has experienced some mild morning stiffness during the winter months. However, I am pleased to report that we have definitely noticed an improvement and she is much more willing and eager for morning walks. She even played outside last Sunday during our first snowfall – a few inches of snow takes some effort to maneuver when your legs are only ten inches long!

We have been very pleased with Ruby’s results! In addition to excellent customer service, Technyflex® comes with detailed product information and easy to follow dosage guidelines. Melissa has been a pleasure to work with and her genuine concern and love for dogs is crystal clear.

Ruby tries New Zealand's Best Technyflex Canine Joint Formula with 100% Green-lipped mussel

Want to try Technyflex®? Use code PIP15 for 15% off your order. A portion of sales will be donated to The Mr. Mo Project in support of senior dog rescue.

This post is sponsored by New Zealand’s Best. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Technyflex, but I only share information that is relevant to my readers. New Zealand’s Best is not responsible for the content of this post. I am not a veterinarian. Please always consult your veterinarian before beginning any new medication or treatment.


  1. Mark Muller
    December 16, 2016 / 8:29 am

    I've red a lot of good things about that green mussels, it's like a magic stuff, probably from Mr. Neptuns treasure chest… thanks for a great review!!!

  2. Yamini MacLean
    December 16, 2016 / 9:15 am

    Hari OMRuby, you certainly look happy and bouncy – and that counts for lots!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Julie
    December 16, 2016 / 10:30 am

    PAWFECT!!!Glad you've found sumthingy to help and Ruby you do look to be VERY bouncy!!!Loves and licky kissesPrincess Leah xxx

  4. Molly and Mackie
    December 16, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Awesome news, Ruby! We are so happy that this is working for you! Great review!

  5. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    December 16, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    This is GRAND news Ruby. Your legs are 10" long??? You should try having only 4" like I (Frankie Furter) Only have. Esp in the SNOW… GACK… Winter is fur SURE here EARLY and STRONG with NO signs of leaving any time SOON.SO we are Thrilled to hear that this stuffs is WORKING fur YOU.

  6. Bouncing Bertie
    December 16, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Oh Ruby, it's good to hear that you are now feeling a bit more bouncy in the mornings!Toodle pip!Bertie.PS Gail wants to know if there is a version for humans. Human Granny has terrible problems with arthritis-related stiffness.

  7. Golden Daily Scoop
    December 16, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    That's great news, Ruby! It really looks like you have a good bounce in your step, so happy this is working for you! 🙂

  8. 24 Paws of Love
    December 16, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    I really can't believe the transformation that Ruby has been through after being so loved and cared for by you. It still just amamzes me when I see her. We are so glad you found something that works for those older bones. 🙂 And hope to hear more about it as winter presses on.

  9. Sully
    December 16, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    It must really work, look how fast you're running through the snow.Aroo to you,Sully

  10. Three Chatty Cats
    December 16, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    I'm glad that Ruby is doing well with it. I love the pictures of her running. Too cute!

  11. Brian
    December 16, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    That is most wonderful for you dear Ruby, romp on girl!

  12. Murphy
    December 16, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Looks like you are a full action pup too! Great review!Your Pals,Murphy & Stanley

  13. The Swiss Cats
    December 16, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Great review ! We're glad to hear that it's working so well for you, Ruby ! Purrs

  14. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    December 16, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Great results – we could have used something like that for poor Phantom. It surely has been a much colder December than we have been accustomed to – Mom hates it, we love it:) And Ruby, we love your fluffy look.Woos – Lightning and Misty

  15. Tenacious Little Terrier
    December 16, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    It's awesome that it's helping Ruby! She looks pretty peppy.

  16. Jane H
    December 17, 2016 / 12:12 am

    First I must say how adorable Ruby is! I am not familiar with this product, but I love the fact it is gluten and dairy free. Glad to hear that you are seeing positive results for Ruby.

  17. Jana Rade
    December 17, 2016 / 12:33 am

    I'm very happy that this has been working for Ruby.

  18. rottrover
    December 17, 2016 / 1:34 am

    Well, Ruby, I gotta find something cuz I'm a big guy and I'm almost 5 and a half. I may talk mom into giving this stuff a shot!!-Otto

  19. Bella Roxy & Macdui
    December 17, 2016 / 5:15 am

    Anything with green-lipped mussels has to be good! We've only had them as treats.

  20. Pawesome Cats
    December 17, 2016 / 7:22 am

    It's great that the green-lipped mussel is helping April, it sounds like a good product.

  21. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat
    December 17, 2016 / 7:33 am

    I'm happy Ruby looks like she's having so much fun. It hurts to see our babies struggling a little bit … and giving them the relief and freedom to do their own things is priceless!

  22. Emma
    December 17, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    It's such a good feeling when you find a product that really helps. We found something to help our Katie and were so thankful. Keep on running through that snow!

  23. Jan K
    December 17, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I like that this has pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties. I will definitely keep it in mind for our girls and Luke as well.Ruby sure looks active and happy!

  24. Talent Hounds
    December 17, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    I have been reading about the green lipped mussels – so great that it is helping Ruby.

  25. Cathy Armato
    December 17, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    This sounds like such a great product, I'm so glad Ruby has had positive results with it. Phoebe is a senior & I'm watching her carefully for arthritis pain.Love & biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  26. Cathy Armato
    December 17, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    This sounds like such a great product, I'm so glad Ruby has had positive results with it. Phoebe is a senior & I'm watching her carefully for arthritis pain.Love & biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  27. Ruth Epstein
    December 18, 2016 / 3:39 am

    This sounds like a great product and since I have been adding supplements into Layla's food I have noticed a major change in her

  28. Princely Paws
    December 18, 2016 / 4:05 am

    Wow a brand that is not just a great product but also gives you a discount when you buy one and a certain portion go toward the proceeds of a senior dog rescue – just went top he top of my list of products i love

  29. Dash Kitten
    December 18, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Green Mussels is also in the Nutripe we have for review. It's in lots of New Zealand based pet foods and it is great stuff!!

  30. Marg
    December 18, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    So glad that supplement made you feel better Ruby. Looks like you are running around just fine. Great review.

  31. FiveSibesMom
    December 18, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Fantastic! My acupuncturist has recommended green lipped mussels, so this is very wonderful to hear, especially since my Huskies are technically all seniors now (they don't realize it!) and a few have arthritis…I will have to check this out…it sounds really beneficial! Thanks for the wonderful review, and Ruby, you look wonderful! I l-o-v-e your running in the snow photo!!!

  32. Bryn Nowell
    December 19, 2016 / 12:06 am

    I'm so glad to hear this has worked well for Ruby. Now that Bean is considered "senior," I've noticed some stiffness and have been considering a supplement to help her. This may be something to consider. I'm glad to hear it didn't cause stomach upset as that's always a potential issue with Bean.

  33. Beth Patterson
    December 19, 2016 / 12:20 am

    I'm glad that Ruby is feeling great with her new supplement! It is always so rewarding to find something that improves our pets' quality of life.

  34. raisingyourpetsnaturally
    December 19, 2016 / 12:29 am

    Oh, Ruby. You are looking good, happy and healthy. Joint support is so important for our pets and ourselves. Keep up the great work and keep moving.

  35. Sweet Purrfections
    December 19, 2016 / 5:10 am

    How wonderful this is helping with Ruby.

  36. Robin
    December 19, 2016 / 8:04 am

    I'm glad to hear that New Zealand's Best is working so well for Ruby! It has to be frustrating to be a dog with joint pain. So many of a dog's greatest joys include running and jumping. This sounds like a great way to help relieve that pain!

  37. Lindsay Pevny
    December 19, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Glad to see it's working for you! The ingredients sound like things that all older dogs need for their joints, so this must be an easy way to provide daily doses.

  38. Kia
    December 19, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Ruby is so adorable! I'm glad that the product is working out for her. It sounds like a good product…thanks for sharing!

  39. Elizabeth Keene
    December 19, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Love Ruby! 🙂 Lele was just prescribed a supplement to strengthen her joints (she has wonky kneecaps), but she's not experiencing pain yet. The vet said we'd cross that bridge when we need to (but I already know a popular pain medication is out due to interaction with steroids, which she is on). When the time comes, I'll be sure to ask about supplements as an option!

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