Pet Supplements: How to Know if Your Pet Needs Them
The following checklist may help you identify the need for additional nutritional support to assist with repair and maintenance for healthy hips and joints:
Limps after exercise
Reluctant to climb stairs
Reluctant to jump into vehicle
Stiff for awhile after getting up from rest
Tires easily while exercising
Reluctant to engage in exercise
Rests more often than usual
Bites or licks at certain joints on legs
Is uncomfortable when touched on hips or tail and other joints
Does not seem comfortable when squatting to eliminate waste
Doesn’t want to sit or stand; prefers to lie down
Liquid Formula for Enhanced Absorption:It is important to find a pet supplement offering the advantage of a LIQUID formula that contains high-potency glucosamine and chondroitin as well as other liquid antioxidants and nutrients. Any specialized liquid formula should NOT contain binders, fillers and coatings needed in solid tablets and capsules which can cause allergies and sensitivity, and which slow down the absorption process.
Pet Supplements should have these high-potency impact ingredients:
Glucosamine HCL/Sulfate – Building block for cartilage and joint repair
Chondroitin – Support for synovium fluid and lubrication
MSM – Protein synthesis and enzyme function for tendons and cartilage
Type II Collagen – Formation of cartilage and anti-inflammatory support
L-Proline – Synthesis of collagen (protein) for formation of connective tissue
Vitamin C – Collagen support for ligaments, bones and joint repair
Manganese, Boron, Calcium and Magnesium – Healthy bone formation and joint flexibiliy
These Active Ingredients have been used effectively to support the formation and maintenance of new cartilage, tendons and ligaments in humans and animals. The inclusion of Type II Collagen and L-Proline is hard to find in the marketplace but it is extremely vital plus it aids in cartilage, connective tissue and anti-inflammatory support. Vitamin C and Grape Seed Extract as well are other key minerals which assist muscle and bone repair and maintenance of healthy hips and joints.
Middle-aged and Older Dogs: These ingredients have been shown effective in supporting cartilage formation for dogs showing the effects of osteoarthritis (bone density/strength challenges). The nutritional support also assists with joint mobility, comfort and bone/tendon strength. As dogs age, the maintenance of healthy joints is essential since constant wearing down of cartilage needs repair.
Young Dogs: Veterinarians recommend glucosamine in younger animals as it delays the onset of joint damage while dogs participate in daily activities of running and jumping. These ingredients are effective in maintaining healthy joint function especially for dogs who experience cartilage reduction due to physical stress from strenuous physical activity and nutrient deficiencies. In addition, chondroitin promotes synovium fluid health to promote joint flexibility.
In conclusion, you should make sure that the pet supplement you select provides veterinarian recommended, ultra pure and high-potency nutrients to support healthy hip and joint mobility for active dogs and delivered in an all-liquid design is formulated for enhanced absorption and performance for:
Bone & Tendon Strength
Basic High-Potency Ingredients:
Type II Collagen
You want the best for your pet and so do we!