There is plenty that can be done to improve both the overall health and joint health of our pets. A healthy diet, featuring natural food and plenty of natural dog treats is a great place to start. It is also important for pets to receive regular exercise in order to stretch muscles, prevent their joints from becoming stiff and strengthen cartilage. It is also important that a dog doesn't over-exercise.
But even the healthiest dogs need a boost sometimes. This is especially true as dogs age or for certain breeds that can be more susceptible to health issues. For this reason, natural dog supplements are an excellent and healthy way to ensure you are doing all you can for your dog's health.
One of our most popular dog supplements is our Troop Advance™ Joint Support. Below is a guide to what you should look for in joint support supplements, when dog need them and if your pet may be more susceptible to joint pain than others.
Aging Dogs and Joint Health
Just like humans, as dogs age their joints begin to wear down, resulting in pained movement. Sometimes this affects many joints in a dog's body or sometimes only one, like their hip or knee joints. There are some signs to look for if you think your pet is experiencing joint pain. These include limping, leg stiffness when walking, unwillingness to exercise or favouring one leg. You should become more mindful of these potential symptoms as your dog ages and speak with an experienced veterinarian if you're concerned about your pet's joint health.
Dog Breeds With Joint Pain
Unfortunately, some breeds are more likely to develop joint pain than others. All this really means, though, is that humans with fur babies of these breeds need to be diligent in supporting their joint health and watch for signs of joint pain. Early intervention with the proper diet and right joint support supplements can significantly improve your dog's quality of life and reduce their pain.
Here is a partial list of the dog breeds that are more likely to develop joint pain and arthritis: Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, St. Bernards, Great Danes and Rottweilers. While large breeds are more likely to develop joint pain, certain smaller breeds like Dachshunds, Bulldogs and Basset Hounds are also susceptible.
Joint Support Supplements for Dogs
The best natural supplements for dogs are those that are natural and provide multiple benefits. Our Troop Advance Joint Support supplement features Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine and MSM. Chondroitin Sulfate helps hydrate joint cartilage, while Glucosamine regenerates cartilage. MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane reduces pain and inflammation, improving your pet's mobility. It also aids in the healing of skin, bones, muscles and connective tissue.
With just one supplement, you can provide your pet with multiple benefits. But don't take our word for it, read our customer reviews on the product page.
If you're concerned about your pet's joint health, contact us today about our natural supplements and how they can be integrated into your dog's diet.
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