There are a few reasons why dogs can experience joint pain, whether it’s down to age, weight gain or their breed, it can be hard to watch your dog struggle to do day-to-day activities. Around 20% of dogs will suffer from some form of arthritis during their lifetime, and it’s one of the most common causes of chronic pain vets will treat!
There are two main reasons why dogs develop joint pain, one being developmental and the other degenerative. Developmental means that it’s a result of hereditary predisposition and degenerative means that it’s due to problem which have developed over time (age or weight and so on).
Larger breeds are more likely to develop joint problems as they naturally carry more weight on their joints, but it can happen to any breed of dog at any age.
- Difficulty sitting, standing, or lying down
- Slowness or stiffness when getting up
- Trouble climbing the stairs
- A reluctance to jump or run
- Decreased activity or less interest in normal activities
- Limping or holding a limb up off the ground
- Joint swelling or stiffness
Below is a list of the active ingredients we’ve put into our Joint Care Chewswhich work to target the cause of the pain, an alternative to the pain killers offered by vets which will only leave your dog feeling drowsy, avoiding the problem behind the pain.
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound in the body which is used to treat joint wear, spinal disc injury, recovery from joint surgery and to keep performance dogs in peak condition.
It works by boosting the repair of damaged cartilage, which is the sponge-like material which cushions between the bones. When the cartilage is damaged (due to weight, pressure on the bones or age) the joints become inflamed and releases enzymes which cause even more damage.
By making sure your dog is getting Glucosamine in their diet, you can ensure you're getting to the root of the pain, rather than simply giving your pup pain killers.
Fish Oil works to reduce the intensity of joint stiffness, tenderness, swelling and discomfort. Because it’s jam packed with omega-3 fatty acids, it can also increase blood flow to reduce pain and swelling in the joints.
Both vitamin C & E work to stimulate the production of collagen and proteoglycan, both of which are essential building blocks of joint cartilage.
MSM is naturally found in dogs and is often used for pain relief. It works to ease joint inflammation and swelling, inhibiting the breakdown of cartilage, the tissue which protects the joints.
Our Joint Care Chews have been scientifically formulated to promote flexibility, strength, and comfort, so your dog can live a happy and pain-free life! Rather than prescribed drugs that will leave your dog drowsy, all without targeting the cause of the problem, our natural ingredients will make sure they can carry on with the active and comfortable life they had before.