FlexPet is a joint health supplement for cats and dogs. Arthritis in cats and joint pain can cause aches which can decrease your cat’s quality of life. Cat arthritis doesn’t have to be a debilitating condition. Supplements and medications can help reduce pain and inflammation while also improving joint health.
Flexpet for Cats
Flexpet is a well known and established product for arthritis treatment in cats and dogs. Its parent company, Flexcin, was established in 2000, so it’s been around for quite some time. Flexpet has been on the market for many years.
Although much of the Flexpet site references dogs, it does work for cats too. The wonders it works for dogs can also be said true for cats.
I think there’s been a pattern of more products marketed towards dog owners because there is this sometimes false assumption, my opinion anyway, that cat owners aren’t as attached to their felines the same way the canine owners are with their animals. If you’re on this site, I know you likely agree with me. We love our cats and will do whatever we can to keep them healthy and happy.
Cat Joint Supplement
Cats can become injured and have wear and tear on their joints as they get older. Sometimes it’s not just age; it can be an injury. I had a cat with an injured knee joint years ago before Flexpet was on the market. Her vet suggested a glucosamine supplement. I gave it to her on a daily basis, and it did seem to help her.
Flexpet not only has glucosamine which is great for joint pain and overall health but a proprietary ingredient. Their patented ingredient is CM8 (Cetyl-myristoleate) making their supplement like a super-charged glucosamine cat joint supplement.
Remember when you visit the Flexpet site that although most of the product pictures are of dogs, it can be administered to cats too. Here’s a picture with both and if you look at the bottle it clearly reads “Joint Health for Dogs and Cats” with an image of both on the label.
It comes in a chewable treat you give to your pet on a daily basis. We know cats aren’t always as cooperative as dogs in taking supplements disguised as treats, so you may need to crush it up and mix it in some cat food.
Flexpet Joint Supplement for Pets Discounts
As with most supplements, you can get a better deal if you buy more than one bottle. I know I’m sometimes hesitant to buy in a bulk when trying a new product. I try to do my research and then if I determine the product has an overall positive rating, I usually take the deal.
The current deal is buy two, get one free so it’s up to you whether you want to pay a little bit more to get 3x as much product. A one month supply is $39.95 plus $5.95 shipping and the three month supply ends up being $79.90 plus $9.95 shipping.
However, if you want to try a bottle first, that is completely understandable. Once you know the joint supplement is working for your cat, you can get your deal on your subsequent orders.
Benefits of Flexpet
- Increased Energy
- Increased Mobility
- Perks Up Your Pet’s Mood
- Promotes Healthy & Strong Joints
- No Side Effects
- All Natural Ingredients
- Great Tasting Chewable Tablets for Easy Consumption
How Long Before FlexPet Will Work
From the research I did, most consumers noticed improvements within two to three weeks of giving the recommended daily dosage. Some did take longer. Flexpet recommends using the product for at minimum two months and be given on a regular daily basis to adequately evaluate your cat’s results.
You determine the dosage by your pet’s weight. For cats (and small dogs) which are defined as under 25 pounds, the daily dosage is 1-2 tablets per day. Each bottle contains 60 tablets which should last a month or two for one cat. Since cats aren’t usually as agreeable to taking tablets as dogs, you can always crush it up and mix it in with some wet food.
Ingredients & What They Do
CM8 (Cetyl-myristoleate) – this is their key proprietary ingredient used in Flexpet. It is a natural ingredient used to lubricate the joints and decrease swelling.
Glucosamine Sulfate – popular ingredient in many joint medications for rebuilding joints and cartilage
MSM (Methyl-sulfonylmethane) – for joint support and it’s an anti-inflammatory
HCII (Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II) – to renew and maintain connective tissue
Bromelain – it’s a digestive aid to help get the medicine in your cat’s system, and it’s an anti-inflammatory
It also contains an Enzyme Blend to help with digestion and retention of all ingredients.
Flexcin – About the Company
Flexpet is made by Flexcin International LLC which is located in Florida. I wanted to verify the track record of the company since it’s common to find positive reviews online.
BBB Info for Flexpet
As I typically do, I looked them up on the BBB (Better Business Bureau) website. There was no Flexpet, but I did find Flexcin listed which is the manufacturer. It listed Flexpet under the product and services section, so I know I had the correct listing.
Although not BBB accredited, there was still some info on the site. BBB has it rated A on a scale of A+ to F, so that is positive to discover.
Also, there was only one complaint filed which I read. The basis of the complaint was the customer had changed the frequency of auto-shipping from 3 months to 6 months, but the shipment came too soon. They returned it however they claimed they did not get reimbursed $9.95 for shipping and handling fee and weren’t able to get a satisfactory response.
As a note, there was also a FlexPetz BBB record, but after looking into it further, it appeared to be a different pet company focused on various types of dog fences, so it was a wholly separate entity unrelated to this product.
Other Flexpet Reviews – Length & Numbers Say It All
One of my go-to’s to get honest reviews is Amazon. I checked reviews there and saw the overwhelming majority were 5-star reviews. At the time I’m writing this Flexpet review, there were only a few one, two and three-star reviews combined most of which were quite short.
Comparably the 4 and 5-star reviews tended to be paragraphs with a lot more detail. Reviewers referenced dogs, some small and some large, but no cats were referenced in the reviews. Flexpet seems to be a popular arthritis supplement for dogs which tend to be more afflicted with the condition than cats.
Personally, I did have a cat several years ago who sprained a knee joint, and I was giving her a glucosamine supplement which seemed to help. Flexpet clearly states you can give it to cats, but evidently most of the reviewers are dog owners.
Where to Buy Flexpet
Flexpet is available on their official website. You can sign up for auto-ship plans to get a discount on the price. Since arthritis is not curable, pets who become arthritic will need to be given the supplement on a regular basis to maintain continued improvement. Signing up for an auto-ship plan would seem to be the way to go in the long run.
Buy on Official Site to Get a Discount