If your dog is older, has arthritis, or has recently had surgery which affected his bones, joints and/or cartilage, then you are probably already familiar with the health supplements called Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
Long accepted as an effective treatment for osteoarthritis in Europe, Glucosamine and Chondroitin are now used by physicians and veterinarians here in the United States to bring relief to humans and animals who suffer from chronic joint pain.
For example, hip dysplasia (which is common in older and large breed dogs), as well as spinal disk problems and other orthopedic problems have all been successfully treated with Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
TIP: You don’t have to buy special Glucosamine for dogs or Chondroitin for dogs — the regular human supplements are safe for dogs.
Thanks to these 2 supplements, many dogs that had once lost their zest for life have had their pain relieved and mobility restored.
Cartilage and fluid within joints are crucial to normal joint function. With age, or after trauma, this cartilage may not be fully functional and fluid levels may diminish. Glucosamine and Chondroitin help provide the necessary nutrients for cartilage repair and function. Source
If you’re thinking of giving your dog Glucosamine or Chondroitin supplements for the first time, here’s what you need to know…