Frequently Asked Questions

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Absolutely nothing. All of our Rose-Hip Vital products contain the exact same patented Rosehip powder. The whole family can share!

Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is a powerful, clinically proven 100% natural plant-based anti-inflammatory and immune system support for improving joint health and general well-being of active and aging dogs. Used to treat inflammation, prevent joint issues, supplement nutrition and improve performance, Rose-Hip Vital® Canine’s unique combination of anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants and natural vitamin C put it in a category all on its own.

Rose-Hip Vital® Canine contains just one single ingredient – Rosehip berries ground into a powder. That’s it, nothing else is added, however, it’s not quite that simple. Rose-Hip Vital rosehips go through patented extraction and drying processes. These processes give Rose-Hip Vital it’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

To find out what makes Rose-Hip Vital® Canine so special click here.

Rosehips are the berry-like fruit of the wild rose bush species Rosa Canina. A wholefood known to be one of nature’s richest sources of natural vitamin C. A superfood containing 8 naturally occurring vitamins (including C, E, B1 and B6) and 23 minerals (including iron, copper, zinc and magnesium), essential fatty acids (omegas 3, 6 and 9), antioxidants and flavonoids.

What are Rosehips?
GOPO® is exclusive to Rose-Hip Vital®

GOPO® is the active compound in Rose-Hip Vital which makes it unique.

Patented extraction and drying processes isolate and activate the galactolipid/fatty acid called GOPO® which has scientifically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties.

GOPO® works by stopping excess white blood cells from gathering around inflamed tissue, thereby breaking the cycle of inflammation and protecting cartilage.

Rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.To watch a short video explaining how GOPO® works click here.

Yes. Rosehips are known to be one of nature’s richest sources of natural vitamin C. The patented processes used to manufacture Rose-Hip Vital® Canine maintain the integrity of the natural vitamins and minerals found in the Rosehip. The vitamin C in Rose-Hip Vital® is 100% natural and therefore absorbed more effectively then synthetic vitamin C. 2.5g of Rose-Hip Vital powder contains 12.5mg of natural vitamin C. Read more here

Yes, Rose-Hip Vital Canine is suitable for dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages, from puppies to senior dogs.

In our experience, after approximately 3 weeks your dog should start to feel positive effects.

The timeframe for results may vary depending on the individual dog. Some dogs may experience improvement within a few weeks, while others may take longer. Consistency in administering the dosage is key.

More than 30 scientific papers, including 9 double-blind placebo controlled trials unique to Rose-Hip Vital® products have been published in international medical journals which support the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties of Rose-Hip Vital®.

Read our blog post to understand more about common joint conditions in dogs.

Yes. The potent antioxidant and vitamin C combination provide significant support to the immune system which may help with a wide variety of health issues.

Yes, Rose-Hip Vital® Canine can be used as part of a proactive approach to maintain healthy joints and support long-term joint health in dogs.

There are no known side effects and Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is shown to be well tolerated.

Yes, Rose-Hip Vital® Canine does not interfere with prescription drugs or other supplements. Always consult your pet’s healthcare professional.

Simply mix Rose-Hip Vital® Canine powder into your dog’s food. Do not mix with hot food or liquid.

Can my dog take the Human Capsules instead of Powder?

Absolutely. All of our Rose-Hip Vital products contain the exact same patented Rosehip powder.

3 human capsules = 2.5g of powder (835mg in each capsule).

So if your dog weighing up to 15kg requires 2 scoops daily, that would be total 5g of powder. This equates to 6 human capsules daily. Similarly if your large dog > 30kg requires 6 scoops daily, that would be total 15g of powder which equates to 18 capsules daily.

1 bottle of Rose-Hip Vital Joint Health contains 150 capsules. So for dogs up to 15kg, 1 bottle lasts approximately 25 days which is adequate for the loading dose. However if your dog > 30kg, 1 bottle will last only 8 days so you will require about 3 bottles to complete the loading dose.

Therefore, the capsules are more suited to dogs weighing less than 15kg. Heavier dogs would require many capsules, which might be challenging to administer and less cost-effective.

Loading Dose (3 weeks) Maintenance Dose (Ongoing)
Dog Weight Powder Capsule Equivalent Powder Capsule Equivalent
Up to 15kg 2 scoops 6 capsules 1 scoops 3 capsules
15-30kg 4 scoops 12 capsules 2 scoops 6 capsules
30kg+ 6 scoops 18 capsules 3 scoops 9 capsules

Yes, however, we recommend introducing the product gradually to ensure tolerance. We recommend veterinary consultation if your dog has a medical history of stomach sensitivity.

No. Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is a non-allergenic product.


No. Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is plant based.



Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is made from rosehip berries ground into a powder. Rosehip berries contain:

  • 8 naturally occurring vitamins, including C, E, B1 and B6;
  • 23 minerals, including iron, copper, zinc and magnesium;
  • essential fatty acids, including omegas 3, 6 and 9, antioxidants and flavonoids.

Just like humans, dogs can have individual sensitivities or allergies to certain vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, which could trigger gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea.

Rosehip berries are known for their natural vitamin C content. Because Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is made from pure rosehip berries, the Vitamic C content is high. Vitamin C can sometimes cause diarrhea in dogs due to over-absorption.

We recommend reducing the dosage of Rose-Hip Vital® Canine to reduce sensitivity, or stopping altogether if your dog continues to diarrhea.

Yes! Our Rose-Hip Vital powders contain nothing but the ground berries of the Rosa Canina rosehip, making them a wholly natural daily multivitamin, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Being plant-based makes them safe for everybody - and every animal - to use.

Read our blog post for more information and dosage for cats.

It is best to store Rose-Hip Vital® Canine bottles:

  • at a temperature of below 30° celsius
  • in a cool, dry place
  • away from humidity and direct sunlight.

Read our blog post on the importance of proper storage.

Rose-Hip Vital Canine can be purchased directly from the official online store or through authorised retailers such as Pet Lover's Centre.