Dog joint supplements are an important part of canine health care, as they support the maintenance of healthy bones and joints. A dietary supplement also supports mobility and strong bone health.
Joint supplements for dogs come in a variety of forms, including tablets, capsules, powders, and liquids. Each form has its own advantages and disadvantages that should be considered before choosing one for your pet. By understanding what joint supplements are and why they are important for canine health, you can make an informed decision to ensure that your dog is receiving the best possible care.
What is canine joint health? Joint health is the total body condition of joint function.
Joints can loose mobility due to ageing, injuries, lack of exercise. Some large breed dogs loose their mobility earlier in life due to having big bones, fast bone growth when young or genetics. An active dog may be more to prone to injury and joint discomfort and mobility issues due to normal wear and tear, but because these dogs are so active, their joints are under more strain then a more placid dog.
A good supplement for joints in dogs
Nutritional joint supplements for your pet, should ideally have a blend of ingredients which all work together to specifically targeting joint health, and are formulated in the right ratio.
Underneath key ingredients with their functions in the dog's bones and joints;
Glucosamine is used by the dog's body to build tendons, ligaments, cartilage and joint fluid.
Chondroitin gives cartilage it's flexibility and is one of the building blocks of cartilage.
Hyaluronic acid is important for the cushioning and lubrication in the joints and other tissues.
Collagen provides structure, strength and support throughout the dog's body, it's naturally found in all connective tissues like; skin, nails, coat, tendons, bones, tendons and ligaments.
MSM is a sulphur that supports the production of collagen and glucosamine as well as the production of immunoglobulins, which aids immune health.
Turmeric is a spice which is not naturally found in our dog's body, but can help to maintain normal inflammation levels.
Omega 3s aids like Turmeric the maintenance of healthy inflammation levels, but works on a different pathway.
NZ Green Lipped Mussel powder contains naturally the beneficial joint nutrients glucosamine and chondroitin and is high in Omega 3s.
By buying a high-quality pet joint supplement that contains several key joint nutrients your dog receives complete joint support for long lasting healthy mobility to live a healthy and active life.