As our pets age they can naturally start to slow down. Yet helping them to relieve occasional joint stiffness can work wonders for giving them greater enjoyment in life.
Honest Paws Mobility Soft Chews can help to enhance the function of your dog’s joints and connective tissue. And with the touch of poultry flavor, we think they’ll love the taste too.Glucosamine for Dogs
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound made of a sugar (glucose) and an amino acid (glutamine). Glucosamine is well-known for promoting joint health. The dog's body already produces glucosamine naturally. However, glucosamine for dogs can help improve overall joint health.
Due to the fact that glucosamine is a natural compound, it is referred to as a nutraceutical, differing it from a pharmaceutical. In other words, you are able to purchase glucosamine for dogs without a prescription. Many pet parents prefer nutraceuticals or supplements for dogs as they are typically associated with significantly fewer potential adverse reactions. They also serve as a great way to enhance your dog’s food.
Simply put, glucosamine supplements aim to improve mechanical joint function and stimulate the body’s natural ability to repair the joints and connective tissue by helping maintain synovial fluid (the stuff that lubricates your joints). Chondroitin for Dogs
Chondroitin sulfate is a naturally occurring compound that is a key component of cartilage. Sometimes, it is paired up with glucosamine in supplement form (often as chewable tablets) as a means to protect the cartilage and promote overall joint health. When choosing a glucosamine supplement for dogs, you'll want to make sure it also contains chondroitin. More on that in a minute!Where Does Glucosamine Come From?
Glucosamine supplements are typically extracted from crab, lobster, or shrimp shells. However, glucosamine is also found naturally in many raw meats. Joint Stiffness in Dogs
Discomfort due to joint stiffness or inflammation is a natural part of any pet's journey. Whether your dog experiences it after a strenuous day at the park or you have older dogs who suffer from osteoarthritis, joint pain, or inflammation, they will most likely need a little joint support at some point.
You might notice that discomfort typically increases when your dog first wakes up or when the dog has been laying down for an extended period of time. Cold weather is also known to cause an increase in discomfort for dogs suffering from joint stiffness.Labsheet(s):
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