Do I need joint supplements for my dog?
Just like their human counterparts, dogs tend to decline in physical capacity as they age, with the potential for joints to become stiff or even painful. Thankfully, there are dog joint supplements available that can restore some of the bounce in your arthritic dog’s steps. These supplements provide great additional support to the dog arthritis medications such as Zydax your vet might have prescribed for your senior dog. Young dogs can also benefit from the protective effect of these joint care products.
How do I know if my dog has arthritis?
There’s a range of symptoms your dog might exhibit if they are suffering from arthritis. These can include slower or hesitant movement, limping, complaining when touched in sensitive areas, licking or even chewing sensitive areas and less enthusiastic behaviour. Read more about common symptoms in our article on Joint Pain & Arthritis. If you’re uncertain about your dog’s joint health, consult your vet.
Can arthritis in dogs be cured?
Unfortunately dog arthritis is similar to what humans experience and can not be cured once cartilage damage has occurred. However there are ways to manage pain and stiffness and give your dog the most enjoyable life possible.
We carry a range of joint supplements for dogs that can reduce the pain and inflammation your dog is suffering. Some dog joint supplements are taken orally while other dog arthritis treatments are applied topically. It’s also recommended that your dog gets daily, gentle exercise based on their physical ability.
What supplements will help my dog’s joint health?
Some of the most common dog joint supplement ingredients that have been found effective in improving joint health and easing arthritis pain include Omega 3, glucosamine and chondroitin. Keep an eye out for these ingredients when selecting a treatment for arthritis in dogs. We've compiled a short list of other tips that might be useful in managing your dogs joint health here: Tips For Good Joint Health