Some dog breeds are more prone to bone problems than others, and we will discuss some nutritional care for bone and joint issues.
Domestic dogs and cats are living longer, healthier lives thanks in large part to advances in medical care and nutrition. Their longer lives mean we’re seeing more senior pets at the clinics, and that means more joint issues along with other dog problems. At the other end of the scale for dog health are the babies. Large and giant breed puppies are in a high-risk group for joint and bone problems such as hip dysplasia. For the youngsters and the golden oldies, Glucosamine and Chondroitin are a very promising treatment for bone and joint diseases.
For stronger Cartilage in Puppies we recommend glucosamine and chondroitin to help the body build stronger cartilage during growth. Some dog breeds are more prone to bone problems than others, such as Labradors and German Shepherds. Glucosamine and chondroitin work together to actually strengthen bones and joints which reduces the risk of bone problems for selected breeds.
If the bones or joints are already damaged and you have a senior pet, glucosamine and chondroitin have been proven to be a big help. They support the body’s natural process to actually rebuild damaged cartilage. Inflammation is also reduced, which helps ease the pain. That means pets gain lost mobility and can get around more easily. For pets that are badly affected by bone or joint problems, glucosamine and chondroitin can improve their quality of life.
Glucosamine and chondroitin can be obtained in supplement form or fed as part of your pet’s diet, although supplements can be costly. Some Nutrience formulas include glucosamine and chondroitin, look for the Junior Large Breed Puppy formula, Senior Cat and Senior Dog formulas.
When they are young, it’s important to feed large and giant breeds a diet to match their growth rate to further reduce the risk of bone problems, Nutrience Puppy Large Breed is perfect for optimal nutrition.