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There are a vast assortment of joint supplements on the market these days designed specifically for your pets. In general, all are focused on maintaining joint health by utilising the ingredients that make up joint fluid and cartilage. Most also use ingredients that act as antioxidants to reduce damage caused by free radicals.
Joint problems in your pets can arise from a variety of causes. These can be:
Degeneration due to ageing presenting in your pets as Arthritis. Joints effected can include the hips, knees, elbows, shoulders, even toes and the spine. Arthritis can have a devastating effect on the quality of life, making simple motions such a walking, jumping, and climbing painful or even impossible.
Wear and tear on cartilage. The ends of bones are covered with cartilage, a form of connective tissue which acts as a shock absorber between joints. These areas rub together with movement and can literally wear away. As they do, calcium deposits can be laid down which causes further pain and restricts movement.
Loss of Synovial fluid.. Special thick fluid lubricates the joint space for ease of motion and helps prevent cartilage from wearing away as a result of friction. As the body ages or is subjected to high impact work or activity, it may lose the ability to replenish this fluid.
Trauma or disease. Joint discomfort can arise due to a traumatic injury or deformity such as dysplasia or patella luxation. Autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are characterised by joint surface destruction and inflammation caused by a malfunctioning immune system. Lyme disease, a systemic bacterial infection, caught by ticks can cause swelling and inflammation in joints.
PREVENTION AND CARE
There are several things we can do as pet owners to help prevent and treat joint issues in our pets. Maintaining a healthy weight will put less stress on your pets joints, ensuring a longer, more active life. Moderate, low impact exercise will keep joints supple and prevent fatigue or injury. Regular check ups and health checks including worming, tick and flea treaments to prevent infection or disease and last but not least, supplements.
Here at Mr Pets we offer a wide selection of different joint supplements to help your pet lead the life they deserve.
Seraquin is a nutritional supplement that supports normal joint function in dogs and cats. As a tasty chewable tablet, it can be given as a tasty treat alongside any prescription medicines prescribed by your vet. You can be confident Seraquin is the right choice – it is one of the UK’s leading veterinary joint support products.
Palatable chewable tablets that can also be crumbled into food
Contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin which support joint function
Glucosamine and Chondroitin reduce with age so joints are more prone to wear and tear
Also contains natural antioxidants called curcuminoids, Curcuminoids mop up free radicals that contribute to joint degeneration
YuMOVE contains a formulation especially designed to support and improve the health of joints in all dogs, and particularly in older or working and active dogs, and to maintain stamina and energy. Yumove has been clinically proven to work in just 6 weeks. YuMOVE's Triple Strength Green Lipped Mussel - provides a concentrated source of Omega 3s proven to soothe stiff joints and improve joint comfort.
Pure Glucosamine - made with veterinary strength and pure Glucosamine HCl to provide concentrated joint support. Manganese - supports stronger tendons and ligaments
Natural Chondroitin - rich in natural Chondroitin Sulphate from Green Lipped Mussel which plays an important role in slowing the breakdown of cartilage in your dog's joints.
.Hyaluronic Acid - is a major part of synovial fluid, the cushioning fluid in the joint which helps lubricate and cushion the joint during movement.
Vitamins C & E - vital for active and working dogs. As your dog exercises, they produce more free radicals which can cause problems over time. Vitamins C & E neutralise these free radicals, helping to maintain joint mobility
NEWMARKET JOINT SUPPLEMENT
Supplement promotes mobility and strengthens joints
Most concentrated glucosamine available on the market
Made with all-natural extracts
High bio-availability means the correct dose of glucosamine every time
Clinically proven to repair cartilage, joint fluid, tendons and ligaments
ARTHRITI-UM HIP & JOINT CARE
VetIQ Arthriti-UM Advanced tablets contain a high strength complex of active ingredients specifically developed for the maintenance of healthy bones and supple joints.
Arthriti-UM Advanced tablets contain essential amounts of Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulphate, MSM and Green lipped mussel which help to support and maintain mobility in joints and the overall condition and flexibility of the pet.
By providing nutritional support for ageing joints, this will help to maintain flexibility of movement and allow your pet to enjoy exercise and play for years to come.
Suitable for dogs from 1 year old. It has been recommended by veterinarians to address joint care issues from an early age.