WHAT IS GLUCOSAMINE AND HOW CAN IT HELP MY DOG?

Hip and joint pain in dogs

Glucosamine is an amino sugar, a natural compound that is typically found in your or your dog's body. Its main task is to develop and maintain cartilage in your dog’s joints. With age, the body stops producing glucosamine which can lead to many health issues. Glucosamine supplements can help! They have a positive impact on your dog’s health if they suffer from:

1. JOINT PAIN OR HIP DYSPLASIA

Reasons for your dog’s joint pain may vary: it may be due to the dispositions of their breed, their old age, genetics, athletic activities, or trauma. Hip dysplasia is a condition that is present from a dog’s young age. It results in joint looseness and eventually issues that may not be that evident at younger ages. As your dog gets older, the symptoms may worsen. The conditions can be managed with the help of glucosamine supplements: glucosamine is a substance that nourishes, protects, and rebuilds cartilage.

2. OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder that is most common in large dog breeds. The pain of osteoarthritis is caused by permanent deterioration of the cartilage in joints that normally serves as a cushion between the joints. Hip dysplasia, trauma, or dislocations can lead to osteoarthritis, a disease that can’t be cured or reversed. The symptoms can be cured, though, with anti-inflammatory pain meds, exercise, surgery, or supplements such as glucosamine that is used to alleviate the pain, suppress inflammation in joints, and regenerate the damaged cartilage. It is normally paired with chondroitin sulfate to reduce joint pain and improves joint function and mobility.

3. JOINT SURGERY

Did your best friend go through surgery on their bones or joints? Along with prescribed painkillers, glucosamine can ease the effects of the procedure, alleviate the pain in the affected areas and promote cartilage regeneration.

WHAT ABOUT HEALTHY JOINTS IN HEALTHY DOGS?

Some dogs need more: being a full-time companion, duck hunter, herding dog, or guardian, a special job can take a toll on your best friend. Glucosamine helps healthy dogs too! It enhances joint fluid viscosity, promotes cartilage growth, and supports the proper back function. As said before, glucosamine can be a very valuable addition to an old dog's diet, but these supplements are beneficial to all dogs of all breeds aged 12 weeks and over.

SUPPLEMENTS

The next step is to look for appropriate supplements! PointPet’s Hip & Joint chews may be a perfect solution for your four-legged friend! Don’t worry if your dog is a picky eater, glucosamine supplements come in different flavors: duck, pumpkin & peanut butter or chews with organic turmeric and curcumin. They are all made with natural ingredients such as chondroitin sulfate, which has a synergistic effect with glucosamine for hip, joint, and cartilage health, and with MSM (methylsulphonylmethane) that helps with mobility and recovery.

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