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Life-changing dog food to ease arthritis

Seeing your dog struggle with stiff and swollen joints is tough.

Lyka’s joint-friendly meals contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce swelling and promote strong and healthy joints. 

Get your pup’s flexible meal plan for healthier joints today.

Real food specially formulated for joint health

Arthritis and joint issues often come with aging, obesity, and poor nutrition. Lyka real food meals provide optimal nourishment in custom-portion servings to help existing problems and maintain joint health.  

Developed by Lyka Co-founder and Integrative Veterinarian, Dr Matthew Muir, alongside board-certified veterinary nutritionists, each meal is specially formulated to protect joint health and maintain a healthy weight. 

Rich in joint-loving ingredients

Lyka meals contain specific antioxidants and phytonutrients to reduce cellular damage caused by free radicals and support your pup’s cartilage and joint fluid.

Formulated with anti-inflammatory properties

Designed to support dogs with arthritis and help protect those at risk of developing joint issues, Lyka meals contain powerful anti-inflammatory omega-3 from sardines and fish oil to reduce painful inflammation.

Portion controlled to maintain a healthy weight

Excess weight puts additional strain on arthritic joints. Lyka meals are portioned according to your dog’s profile for optimal nutrition without risking weight gain.

Supports collagen development

Packed with Vitamin C-rich fruit and vegetables to promote collagen development and reduce inflammation.

Hear about joint support from Lyka’s experts

"Nutrition plays a pivotal role in managing canine arthritis. A targeted, natural dietary approach with foods rich in anti-inflammatories and antioxidants can effectively support joint health, mitigating the impacts of arthritis in dogs."
"Many common conditions like arthritis and obesity, can be impacted by nutrition. A nutritionally complete diet rich in antioxidants, quality protein and omega-3 can help support overall health and potentially reduce the risk or severity of certain health conditions."

Better for them. Easier for you.

Healthier dog food, delivered conveniently on a flexible plan.

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Perfectly portioned.

Just peel and serve.

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Choose your flexible meal plan

Get a custom meal plan based on your dog’s health needs.

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Cooked daily, delivered direct

Meals are prepared daily, snap-frozen and delivered direct.

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Enjoy total flexibility and control

Switch up meals, skip an order, pause, delay or cancel.

Active ingredients for strong and healthy joints

Lyka meals contain bioactive ingredients to promote joint health and soothe painful inflammation.
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Joint Supplements for better mobility

Lyka’s Joint Supplements are designed to amplify the benefits of Lyka meals with active ingredients to improve joint function and mobility. Formulated with omega-3-rich green-lipped mussels, potent anti-inflammatory agents curcumin and Boswellia extract, along with natural antioxidants to counteract painful inflammation and promote cartilage health.

Real food. Real results.

With over 27 million Lyka meals devoured around the country, thousands of pups are thriving on Lyka.
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Your arthritis FAQs, answered

What age do dogs start developing arthritis?

Arthritis is often the result of joint wear and tear over time. It’s most common in senior dogs but can happen in younger dogs as a secondary issue to development disorders, like hip dysplasia. Arthritis can also be caused by repetitive stress, injury or genetic predisposition.

What other ways can I help manage my dog’s arthritis?

Here are some ways you can help manage your dog’s arthritis, so they can continue to lead a full and active life:

Diet and nutrition: Dogs with arthritis need to maintain a healthy weight to reduce strain on the joints and slow disease progression. Studies have shown that losing 6% of excess body weight will significantly reduce lameness in an arthritic dog. Portion-controlled, real food can nourish your pup without them piling on the pounds.

The best dog food for arthritis contains omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), found in fish oil and sardines that can promote joint health and reduce painful inflammation. Lyka's meals contain Omega-3s and Omega-6s at an optimal ratio of between 2:1 and 3.6:1, determined by board-certified veterinary nutritionists.

Superfoods like turmeric, spirulina, shiitake mushrooms and fennel seeds, have strong antioxidant properties to minimise damage to cells.

Look for dietary supplements, like Lyka Joint Supplements, containing collagen-rich egg-shell membrane, anti-inflammatory rosehip extract, and green-lipped mussels packed with omega-3 and anti-inflammatory agents. Lyka’s Lamb Straws are single-protein treats high in glucosamine and chondroitin to support joint cartilage.

Exercise: Low-impact exercises like walking and swimming can support their movement without putting too much strain on their joints. Avoid steps and stairs and try to help them when getting in and out of the car.

Comfort: Minimise pressure on your pup’s joints by giving them a comfortable bed away from cold draughts. Orthopaedic dog beds can provide the right balance of support and comfort.

Veterinary advice: Always seek support from your vet, who can suggest appropriate treatment for your dog’s arthritis, including a change of medication, physiotherapy, regenerative medicine, acupuncture or herbal therapy for a more natural dog pain-relief option.

What foods should my dog with arthritis or joint issues avoid?

Dogs with arthritis often experience painful inflammation in their joints. Avoid inflammatory processed food containing a high proportion of omega-6 like wheat and corn. If your arthritic dog is overweight, consider omitting meats high in saturated fats too.

The best anti-inflammatory dog food nourishes your dog, promotes a healthy weight and has a low omega 6:3 ratio to minimise inflammation. Choose a diet that contains high-quality protein, omega-3-rich fatty fish, and bioactive ingredients from fresh fruits and vegetables.

How can I reduce the risk of arthritis in dogs?

Arthritis is usually associated with old age. Although you can’t stop ageing, you can keep your dog's health in good condition through diet and exercise.

A real food diet provides your pup with all their macro and micronutrient needs for optimal health and well-being. By feeding your pup nourishing meals, you can help to reduce their risk of developing arthritis by maintaining good joint health.

Be mindful of the exercise types your pup does to reduce the wear and tear on their joints. If your dog enjoys sports like frisbee and flyball, that’s great! Consider working with a physical therapist to ensure they’re using their body in a balanced way.

Does Lyka also support other joint issues like hip dysplasia?

Lyka meals and supplements are a great option for pups with a history of joint concerns, including hip dysplasia.

Some breeds can be genetically predisposed to hip dysplasia, but it can also be caused by rapid growth triggered by a high-calorie, high-calcium diet. Lyka calculates your dog’s meal plan based on their needs to ensure they get the right calories and calcium to maintain a healthy weight.

Preventing the onset of developmental diseases like hip dysplasia and osteochondrosis dissecans during puppyhood can minimise the chance of developing secondary arthritis in later years.

Lyka's nutrition philosophy

100% real ingredients

All our ingredients are made for human consumption. Yes, we taste-test them ourselves!

Vet-formulated

Each meal is designed by our co-founder and Integrative Veterinarian, Dr. Matthew Muir, alongside a team of Board-Certified Veterinary Nutritionists.

Australian-made & owned

Every meal is made locally, with 85-97% of ingredients sourced here in Australia.

Delivered fast & fresh

Cooked fresh and delivered snap frozen to lock in nutrition and taste without preservatives. Meals are delivered directly to your door, delivery included.

Green in name & nature

Proud to be a Certified B Corp and Australia’s only carbon and plastic-negative dog food company.

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