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 during 1-1,5 month test period on december and january in Finland. This means winter conditions and temperature was above and below zero degrees during the test period.

In total the product was used by 42 dogs as follows:

  • Cross country / competition (10)
  • Hunting (17)
  • Agility (7)
  • Other dog use (8)

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.


Summary of the test results

  • 80 % of the testers would recommend Green Canine to a friend
  • 64 % of the testers were pleased to an increased performance
  • 68 % of the testers were pleased to recovery
  • Energy increased
  • Drinking increased
  • Tasty
  • Stomach friendly


Best of the Green Canine

Test results


Performance

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.”

Some of the dogs were in the basic season (not a race season or an tough activity season) and they were not able to esimate 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.


Stamina

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”.


Recovery

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”.

68 % of the testers were pleased or very pleased on recovery. 32 % of the testers were not able to estimate the effect on recovery.


Increased attentiveness

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.


Hunting

Due to the huge popularity of hunting, most hunting dogs were selected to the test group. We also decided to do an own chapter from the test results related to hunting.

By using the Green Canine product dogs were more energetic. 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. In addition, those dogs were better recovered for the next hunting day on the following day. In general, the dogs were able to run whole day better on the forest. Increased stamina was noticed on the best way on a long duration activities and especially when dogs had no rest times. The recovery was better overall. 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.


Hydration

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. Product worked without any problems on dogs who normally easily have stomach problems.


Adverse effects

One tester mentioned that dog became a bit over energetic at home. This happened because of the extra energy given by the product.


The use of the Green Canine

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

Final report can be read from the link below.


Tested Testing Lab brand

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.


Blood glucose measurements

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 measurement

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:

  • Blood glucose average value 6,8 mmol/L
  • Blood glucose average value from the maximum values 7,3 mmol/L
  • Maximum value of the blood glucose did not increase over the normal reference range (8,7 mmol/L) on any dog

Start situation before using the product compared to the end situation 30 minutes after using the product:

  • Blood glucose average value in the start situation 5,5 mmol/L
  • Blood glucose increased on average 1,3 mmol/L to value 6,8 mmol/L.
  • Normal safe reference range is 8,7 mmol/L which is much more than 6,8 mmol/L (average highest blood glucose level)

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).