Glucosamine as a Supplement for Dogs With Joint Pain
We know that many dogs as they age suffer from joint discomfort and arthritis. This painful condition which occurs in people, too is a result of cartilage (the cushioning between the bones) wearing down and thinning over time causing the ends of the bones to rub together. Trauma, disease, or simply normal wear and tear that comes with use over the years all may lead to this uncomfortable condition. Joint care supplements are often used to treat and prevent this from occurring.
As the cartilage in your dog wears down over time, so does the production of glucosamine. Glucosamine helps maintain the synovial fluid that lubricates joints and helps cushion the cartilage. This is why there are a great many dietary supplements on the market designed for the relief of joint discomfort containing glucosamine. However, not all forms of glucosamine are the same.
Glucosamine sulfate potassium is believed to help with cartilage formation and repair. Laboratory tests show that glucosamine sulfate potassium may help protect joint cartilage by limiting breakdown and helping to build up levels of cartilage. Other forms of glucosamine that are commonly sold are glucosamine chondroitin, glucosamine hydrochloride, and N-acetylglucosamine. Of these forms of glucosamine, only glucosamine sulfate potassium is considered “likely effective” for treating arthritic conditions.
Should I give My Dog Glucosamine?
Often dogs will instinctually attempt to hide their pain. However, if your dog has been showing difficulty climbing stairs, is slow to rise, winces or whelps when walking, these are all signs of joint pain. Before giving your dog glucosamine, consult with your veterinarian to determine your dog’s condition and identify a proper dosage. Most available forms of glucosamine for dogs are flavored tablets or soft chews.
Can I Give Human Glucosamine to My Dog? While glucosamine rarely has any side effects, and some people do give human supplements to their pets, we highly recommend that you give your dog glucosamine that is specifically designed for dogs. Human dosages have much higher levels than dogs require for effectiveness. Furthermore, your dog’s size will determine the amount to give.
Natural Remedies for Joint Pain vs. pain Medications – Pain medications such as NSAIDs work quickly by masking pain and covering up injuries. Unfortunately, they do not cure or fix debilitating conditions in the long term. And, these medications often have harmful side effects that can cause kidney and liver damage. They are meant to give temporary relief and should be taken sparingly in the smallest effective dosage and for the shortest period of time.
Joint supplements, on the other hand, while often take a longer period of time to build up and take effect help ensure your pet’s joints are getting nutritional support needed to help rebuild cartilage and support joint fluids. The differences in effectiveness of supplements can be caused by variations in dosing and the quality of the supplements ingredients. That is why at Flexpet we have spent the time in research and chosen the best combination of effective ingredients to improve your dog’s health.
One of Florida’s top veterinarians – Dr. David Randall gives an in depth discussion regarding natural pain relief for dogs:
The Natural Remedy for Joint Pain
In addition to the human grade Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium in Flexpet that is made in the USA, Flexpet is the only pet product on the market to use CM8 (Cetyl Myristoleate). This fatty acid was discovered by a researcher at the National Institutes for Health and gives joint pain relief. It occurs naturally in certain mammals blocking the formation of arthritis. It has many other biological functions including anti-inflammatory properties and pain relief. Furthermore, cetyl myristoleate has multiple patents for the treatment of arthritis.
We include MSM – a sulfur compound that occurs naturally in plants and animals. It is needed by the body to form connective tissue. Studies show it helps reduce inflammation and pain. Another important ingredient in FLexpet is Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II – this is included in an effort to protect and rebuild joint cartilage. Since collagen is the most common structural protein in the body, hydrolyzed collagen helps stimulate collagen production, decrease joint pain, and increase bone mass density.
Other Flexpet ingredients are Bromelain which is found naturally in pineapple stems, reduces inflammation for arthritis, and alleviates muscle stiffness and soreness. Vitamin C helps repair tissue, and can help reduce the degeneration of cells in cartilage. Manganese which is an essential nutrient that helps build cartilage and bone. It also helps alleviate inflammation and reduce pain. We also include an Enzyme Blend to aid in digestion and allow your pet’s the body to absorb the larger molecules like cetyl myristoleate.
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At Flexpet, we’re dog owners and dog lovers too. If your dog has arthritis or other conditions causing joint pain, let us help. We invite you to try Flexpet absolutely risk free.
That means if you don’t feel like Flexpet has helped your dog, simply return the empty pouches/bottles and we will give you a complete refund of the purchase price. That applies whether you buy one bottle to test out the product, or buy a three pack to save some extra money. We fully stand behind our product and want to help you and your dog.
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The unique combination of ingredients in Flexpet is what causes it to be a leader in joint supplements for pets. It is also the only supplement on the market to contain Cetyl-Myristoleate (CM8 for short), which is clinically proven to help relieve joint pain.
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