More and more, we are realizing just how important strong, healthy joints are for our dogs. Arthritis and stiff joints aren’t only very painful, they are the precursor to further health complications for your beloved pet. Inhibiting natural movements and limiting the enjoyment of daily life, a degeneration in joint health can even lead to excessive weight gain and subsequent diabetes!
Healthy joints create a strong and flexible foundation to your dog’s vitality and wellbeing, allowing your pet to enjoy every day to its fullest — free from pain and risk of injury. But what contributes to strong, healthy joints? And what can we do to best nurture and improve this fundamental need?
One answer lies in a surprising marine animal: Shrimp!
Before we look at the amazing natural properties of shrimp, we must first understand the role of one particular amino sugar: glucosamine.
Whilst some dog foods claim to be a source of glucosamine, they often fail to deliver the full amount that is required for your dog to maintain healthy joints and to live an active, pain-free life.
Many veterinarians recommend approximately 500mg of glucosamine per 25lbs of your dog’s weight. For some leading brands of kibble, for example, you would have to feed your pup over 20 cups a day, just to get the recommended daily dose of glucosamine!
As much as our furry friends may love the idea of feasting on mountains of kibble, we all know that’s neither healthy nor affordable. Therefore, it is important to supplement their diet with an additional, natural source of glucosamine. But how?!
Our best-selling Joint Care Chews are a fantastic, natural source of glucosamine, packed into a tasty and convenient daily treat. Just one serving offers the full recommended daily dose of glucosamine, contributing to fit and able joints for your furry friend!
Supplementing their diet with additional glucosamine is suitable for dogs of all ages. The glucosamine found in our Joint Care Chews can help to improve range of motion, flexibility, and mobility in their joints, slowing the aging process and helping to prevent any chronic ailments from developing further down the line. As well as contributing to the rebuilding and repair of damaged joints, glucosamine also has natural anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent supplement for dogs with pre-existing joint pain, stiffness, and arthritis.
So where does all the glucosamine in our joint health chews come from? You guessed it; shrimp!
As well as robust cartilage and thick synovial fluid, glucosamine is also a key component of chitin, the material that makes up the tough shells of shellfish and crustaceans. This makes marine creatures such as shrimp a fantastic natural source of glucosamine to supplement your pet’s diet, and to ensure they are getting their full healthy dose of glucosamine, every single day!
Unlike many other supplement brands on the market, we believe it is particularly important to source our glucosamine naturally. Synthetic forms of the compound have been found to be less effective, often demonstrating positive effects for only a short period of time before the original ailments return in full force. Research suggests that the cells in your dog’s body may not recognize synthetic nutrients as they would those from natural sources, and therefore reject them. Because synthetic nutrients function poorly compared to natural nutrients, they are therefore not as easily absorbed by the body.
We strongly believe that when it comes to supplementing your dog’s diet and health, naturally sourced active ingredients are always best. That’s why we love shrimp for all their natural properties, and we’re sure your dog will love them too!
Click here to buy our best-selling Joint Care Chews, and give your pup the extra dose of natural glucosamine they need to maintain healthy joints and get the absolute most out of life!