Green Canine is a 100 % natural electrolyte developed for dogs. Green Canine consists of amino acids and minerals in order to increase the amount of drinking and to improve performance, stamina and recovery. Green Canine is tested at Testing Lab by using objective test group with 25 testers.
The test was performed in two periods:
In total the product was used by 42 dogs as follows:
European champion in cross country and other competitive dogs that are training in order to get the top level were part of the test group. For those dogs, measuring the performance was important and normal.
The results were similar on winter and summer test periods. Anyhow, on sunny and warm summer weather testers noticed the effects of using the product a bit more clear/efficient way then during the test period on the winter conditions. This was shown especially on stamina. During the both test periods, using the product had similarly positive effect on drinking. Animals drink more compared to drinking only water.
Dogs were more playful and energetic. Green Canine helped well on the performance of tougher training sessions and activities. The effect was shown more clear the longer the dogs had used the product. Dogs also drink and eat better when using the product and in addition to electrolytes this also had a positive effect on performance. Few testers noticed increased performance clearly from cycling training sessions in which the dogs were able to run on a faster speed than normally.
Tester comment: ”New records were done on all the test routes during the test period. Surely routes also became a bit faster when ground freezed in the beginning of a winter time.”
The performance stayed good despite the warm and sunny summer conditions.
Some of the dogs were in the basic season (not a race season or an tough activity season) and they were not able to estimate the performance and recovery easily. 64 % of the testers were pleased or very pleased on an increased performance. 36 % of the testers were not able to estimate the effect on performance. The estimation was performed after the test period on winter time.
Agility dogs were able to do more repeats than normally and the speed on each round did not decrease. Dogs had more stamina than normally. Especially older dogs had a significant difference on their stamina and those dogs were able to drive the whole long day when they were using the Green Canine. Dogs were able to run whole day better on the forest. They had more stamina also on cross country running and they could train longer times than before using the product. Increased stamina was noticed on the best way on a long duration activities and especially when dog had no rest times.
Tester comment: ”The dog had enough stamina also on over 5 hour trainings”.
Despite the warm summer weather, the dogs had plenty of stamina and they were not tired after running on the forest. During the long summer period, using the product increased the stamina of the dogs. The product was clearly efficient and it improved the stamina.
Dogs recovered faster for the next day after a tough training activity. Dogs had better performance than normally on the second driving day when they had two long driving days next to each other. This shows that recovery was more efficient when Green Canine was used.
Tester comment: ”The dog had good performance and stamina on both tough cycling training sessions done on two days next to each other”.
Tester comment: ”The massager said that the state of dogs muscles was great”
The product made recovery faster, when the product was given between the attempts.
68 % of the testers were pleased or very pleased on recovery. 32 % of the testers were not able to estimate the effect on recovery.
Dogs were more attentive at home and they followed activities of their family members more than normally. Dogs were always ready to do something and as a sign of that they stood up themselves. Dogs were more alert and especially older dogs were more alert than normally.
Testers said that in the beginning of the hunting season the dogs had surprisingly good stamina and the dogs were more ready for the next hunting day than normally. During the hunting season, the dogs were more energetic and the dogs had more stamina. The dogs were able to drive the whole long day and the dogs could run the whole day better on the forest than normally. Increased stamina was noticed on the best way on a long duration activities and especially when the dogs had no rest times. The dogs also performed the challenges of the day better than normally due to better stamina. The dogs were also able to concentrate better. When using the product, some of the dogs were more alert than normally.
In addition to increased stamina, the dogs were better recovered for the next hunting day on the following day. The recovery was better overall on the hunting dogs. Especially older dogs had a significant difference on their stamina and recovery.
On the hard training sessions of the hunting dogs, the performance was better than normally. By using the Green Canine, the dogs also drink and eat better than normally. Testers said that it gave a positive effect also on the performance, stamina and recovery. 80 % of the owners of the hunting dogs would recommend Green Canine to a friend.
Product was tasty. Dogs which normally did not drink well, drink well water mixed with the Green Canine product. Dogs drink easily and more than normally. The desire of drinking increased during the whole day and not only when dogs were drinking water mixed with the Green Canine product. When using the product, the dogs drink more compared to drinking only water. The product worked without any problems on dogs who normally easily have stomach problems.
One tester mentioned that dog became a bit over energetic at home. This happened because of the extra energy given by the product.
Testers were given instructions on how to use the product. 1-2 spoons (1 spoon = 15 ml) for basic hydration and 2-3 spoons for tougher training. Spoons could for example be mixed with 1 litre of water. It was recommended to use the product daily. Product could be used 1-3 times a day and the amount of spoons could be chosen based on training and conditions.
Final report can be read from the link below.
Tested high quality sports and wellness products are awarded with the “Tested Testing Lab” brand licence. The Green Canine is awarded the “Tested Testing Lab” brand license.
10 measurements on each animal. Wellion Vet Gluco Calea blood glucose meter (own chip for dogs and horses) and Wellion Vet Gluco Calea test sripes were used. Blood glucose level range reported on the test stripes for the dogs were 5,4-8,7 mmol/L. Blood glucose level was measured before using the product and 30 minutes after using the product because on that time blood glucose level shoud be at the highest level. In addition, testers wrote down possible other nutrition and sport between the measurements. If single measurements were not reliable, those were not included to the results. For example, if blood glucose of the second measurement was decreased compared to the first measurement before the product was used.
Results of the blood glucose measurements are shown on the figure below.
On average blood glucose increased 1,3 mmol/L. Maximum value of the blood glucose did not increase over the normal reference range (8,7 mmol/L) on any dog.
30 minutes after using the product, blood glucose level is on it’s highest level and on that time the results were following:
Start situation before using the product compared to the end situation 30 minutes after using the product:
Figure below illustrates the effect of using the product on blood glucose. Orange curve shows blood glucose 30 min after using the product and grey curve shows the maximum value of normal reference range of the blood glucose. Results show that blood glucose is yet far from the maximum value of the normal reference range of the blood glucose (=safe blood glucose level).