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What Is The Best Natural Supplement For My Dog’s Joints?

The best natural supplement for your dog pet joint depends on specially formulated ingredients. We are strong believers in prevention being better than cure when it comes to caring for your dog’s joint health.  Some breeds, such as German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers are more likely to be associated with joint issues and may require extra support for joint function.  

What natural ingredients should I look for in my dog’s supplements?

Ingredients such as MSM is a natural supplement used primarily as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant for conditions such as arthritis and some cancers in dogs. MSM can also be beneficial for the joints of horses and cats. 

Hyaluronic acid is a great natural ingredient that is known for its ability to lubricate the joint and help provide shock absorption, aiding the growth and development of cartilage within each joint.  

Green-lipped mussel is another fantastic natural ingredient found in pet supplements that can help with your joint health, arthritis, and osteo health. Green-lipped mussel is a rich source of glucosamine and chondroitin, vitamins C and E, antioxidants, and minerals such as copper, zinc, and selenium, all of which are vital to your pet joint health.  

What are the best natural supplement brands for my dog’s joints?  

Antinol Rapid for dogs is an all-natural supplement that contains a patented blend of marine lipid oils that are traceable, sustainably sourced, and free from preservatives and fillers. Antinol can be used daily as a natural anti-inflammatory for joint and mobility support, for skin and coat conditions, and as a wellness preventative for those looking to be proactive in their dog’s health.  

Antinol is also recommended for dogs with arthritis and joint health problems to help ease pain and help with recovery.  

This natural supplement is suitable for all dogs at any life stage including dogs with known joint conditions, sporting, and working dogs to assist in performance and recuperation, young dogs to support omega 3 demands, senior dogs who are slowing down, dogs who require extra cardiovascular, extra cognitive and renal function support and dogs requiring assistance with skin and coat health.  

4Cyte for dogs is another natural supplement for joint function in dogs that can support the joint long term and is backed by peer-reviewed papers and ongoing post-doctorate research. 4Cyte is specifically formulated to provide nutritional support after joint injury or surgery, support healthy joints at any stage of life and boost the body’s ability to meet performance and recuperation demands in athletic and working dogs. 4Cyte for dogs is safe for long-term use and is surgeon and veterinarian endorsed.  

What are the best natural supplements for my senior dog? 

Every life stage of your dog requires different kinds of care, from nutrition to dental and exercise. Senior dogs are best suited to a senior diet specifically formulated for their life stage. A great addition to your senior diet and care is supplements focused on joint mobility and support. While Antinol and 4Cyte can certainly help with your senior dogs’ joint mobility there are other products on the market that are formulated to help dogs with arthritis and osteocare 

Rose Hip Vital Canine is used for joint pain and joint mobility. It can also be used as the prevention of joint problems, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, cartilage protection, and immune system support. This natural supplement can be taken daily for general health and wellbeing and for recovery after exercise if your dog has been for a long walk or play. 

For osteocare in dogs there are a few different products on the market.  

PAW Osteocare Joint Care Chews are formulated with glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate which may help improve joint function and health in old dogs over long-term use.  

Glucosamine sulfate helps to provide cartilage nutrition for optimal joint cartilage health and function while chondroitin sulfate is a major component of joint cartilage and is needed for cartilage and joint health in dogs. These chews also contain MSM to support joint health and a balanced blend of vitamins and minerals that work together to maintain the health of your dog’s joints.  

These chews are a tasty kangaroo flavour that is easy to give to your dog on a daily basis.  For large breed dogs where joint health and function improvement is important, this supplement can help maintain the health of your dog’s joints.  

Although this natural supplement is used mostly in senior dogs it can also aid joint health in younger dogs that have a predisposition to some joint problems later in life and dogs who enjoy a high level of physical activity. 

Another natural supplement for your senior dog is PAW Osteosupport Dog Capsules These capsules contain a highly concentrated, green-lipped mussel powder that is clinically proven to provide relief from arthritis. The natural, green-lipped mussel powder in these capsules is manufactured using lower temperatures for a highly concentrated product and contains high levels of Omega 3 (EPA, DHA, and ETA) for joint pain relief for dogs. These capsules are also formulated with a natural source of glycosaminoglycans (Chondroitin 6 Sulfate) that are key nutrients in cartilage production to aid joint care in dogs. Osteosupport is beneficial for dogs who are displaying clinical signs of arthritis and reduced mobility. They can also be used alongside pharmaceutical pain relief for dogs, e.g NSAIDs. These capsules are highly palatable and easy to administer.  We suggest either placing the capsule in their food or sprinkling it over their food.      

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to supplements for your dog’s joints 

We are advocates for the pet joint support of dogs at all stages of life, not just when something goes wrong. We believe that prevention is better than cure and starting your dog early on a natural supplement for their joints is a great way to support their wellbeing and mobility for their entire life. 

If you need further support around what natural supplements to give to your dog or changing their diet due to lifestyle, book an appointment to speak with a PetPA veterinarian or nurse via our website.

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