Many dog’s parents let us that giving joint care supplements like HCI, MSM, glucosamine or chondroitin have great for their dogs. These nutrients provide natural relief with improved flexibility, straighten cartilage and joint and reduced inflammation.
The question here is, at what age we should consider starting this supplement routine? the answer depends on your dog breed.
You should give your dog a joint-care supplement as soon as early 12 months old if your dog is listed below
Some vet agrees to give joint care supplement early to some dog breeds because they are known to experience severe and early symptoms of canine arthritis, elbow dysplasia, and general joint inflammation. But please before taking any action to talk to your veterinarian.
Old English Sheepdogs
Bernese Mountain Dogs
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
American Staffordshire Terriers
Joint supplements have great benefit before the dog shows symptoms of pain
Because they are animals, they are always thinking that they must always be strong as all members of their group because showing any signs of pain can lead to being left behind by the group, so they try always to hide their pain. The best action to take is prevention.
With proper diet and exercise, supplementation is most effective
Obesity is the main cause of joint distress. When a dog is overweight, his or her joints will bear extra weight. As a consequence of overweight pain of joints lead to inactivity, which results in even more weight gain. In order to avoid this vicious cycle as an owner, you have to provide your furry friend a proper weight through diet and nutrition.
How to choose a quality joint supplement for my dog?
1. You must buy supplements only from manufacturers that make their product in the USA.
check the label to be sure that the product is made in the USA because Most legitimate brands make their product in the USA.
2. Amount of active ingredients in the product is very important
Good supplements have a good amount of glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin, so always compare the amount of these ingredients between brands and choose the one that has a high amount.
3. Avoid choosing one nutraceutical, always choose a well-rounded supplement.
A lot of veterinarians are agreed that a mixture of joint supplement ingredients glucosamine, MSMS, and chondroitin has a great benefit rather than just one.
4. The manufacturing method is very important too.
As we know heat destroys nutrients, and keep in mind that many tablet forms of glucosamine are made with high heat manufacturing methods, also there is cold-press extrusion, in which manufacturers don’t use heat and its more expensive which leads to a higher-priced product.
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