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Glucosamine for Dogs and Cats / Natural Glucosamine for Dogs and Cats

Glucosamine for Dogs and Cats / Natural Glucosamine for Dogs and Cats

Plant and marine based nutrition to help deliver natural glucosamine to support relief of symptoms related to joint pain, muscle weakness and degenerative conditions such as arthritis in dogs and cats. 

The canine and feline musculoskeletal system has many related components including bones, blood vessels, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and support organs that require critical nutrients to nourish health and performance throughout the animal body. The musculoskeletal system also interacts with the liver, kidneys, and adrenal glands.

Age, injuries, genetics, wear and tear, environment and poor diet can undermine your pet’s joints and connective tissue, causing stiff and aching joints, degenerative disease and triggering inflammatory responses throughout the body.

Arthritis is a progressive disease related to inflammation in your pet's joints. Just as in humans, your dog and cat's daily activities can manifest as wear and tear and accumulative damage that occurs to the joint as the thin layer of protective cartilage breaks down . When this happens, your pet's body creates an inflammatory reaction which accelerates cartilage destruction. Because of its self-replicating destructive nature, arthritis requires a product that helps to repair and rebuild cartilage and connective tissue, helps to control your pet’s inflammatory response, helps to slow down cellular mutations or changes and helps support balanced immune health, since arthritis is related to a failure in immune balance.  

Arthritis is an immune-related disease which can result from infection, trauma such as a ligament tear or rupture, and can be genetic, particularly for large breed dogs and cats. In cases of genetic predisposition, your pet may present malformation in its limbs, in breeds such as bull dogs and dachshunds.

Dogs and cats can have arthritis but present no signs of lameness or discomfort, however, it is generally understood that with age, or in cases of performance or working animals, arthritis can be assumed. Pets with obvious signs of arthritis will present symptoms of lameness, discomfort, swollen joints, pain, creaking, clicking, lethargy, inability to get up or climb stairs and may lose control of front or rear limbs.

Diet is important for a dog or cat suffering from arthritis. Select a holistic, grain free food that does not contain corn, wheat, soy, meat by products, chemical preservative or additives. A natural or organic food typically contains joint supporting glucosamine, MSM, a fish oil or natural lubricating plant for joints and connective tissue as well as a Probiotic to aid in digestion and nutrient assimilation, all of which are essential as a coordinated effort to help relieve joint pair and to help address symptoms of pain and inflammation.

Common symptoms of arthritis and degenerative joint conditions include:

Limping

Difficulty getting up

Pain when jumping

Joints making a creaking or crackling sound

Stiffness

Yelping from joint related pain

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets  - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal and marine remedies help to provide plant and marine based pain relief from the discomfort of Degenerative Joint Disease and arthritis; may help limit inflammatory response; may help provide relief for joint pain, muscle weakness and degenerative conditions; may help support the cartilage matrix and renew synovial fluid to help correct degeneration of cartilage and bone; may help support bones, blood vessels, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons; may help support joints and connective tissue and may help relieve stiff and aching joints.

Joint Ease Super Dog & Cat – (learn more) contains a synergistic blend of plant and marine extract adaptogens that help promote preventative and reparative support to rebuild tissue, joints, bones and muscles; supports balanced immunity and limits whole body inflammatory response while promoting systemic healing and balanced immunity; as a holistic, natural treatment for rheumatism; for arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), Intervertebral Disk Disease (IDD), Degenerative Myelopathy, arthrosis and related inflammation and pain; for muscle pains, strains, injuries and other degenerative joint related diseases; as a pain reliever for swelling and lack of mobility; for overall optimal health and function and as a natural alternative for tumors and cysts. Contains herbs and marine extracts recognized by the World Health Organization as some of the most important ingredients in the natural treatment of all forms of arthritis.

Vitamin Ninja – (learn more) is used holistically as a super food, nutritive, adaptogen and multi-vitamin blend, containing spirulina and camu camu, which may help fight oxidative damage; may help promote a happy mood; may promote heart health by lowering lipids in the blood, may help support immunity and may help prevent disease in dogs and cats; may help stimulate collagen production due to its antioxidant proanthocyanins, flavonoid and glycosaminoglycan’s content, which directly affects bone mass, bone strength, cartilage, joints and joint health, muscles, connective tissues and blood vessel support as well as may help to promote the strength and health of the eyes and teeth;  may help sustain and nourish the skeletal structure of your pet over its lifetime and may be important in cases of arthritis, bone loss and joint diseases, such as Intervertebral Disk Disease and Degenerative Joint Disease.

That’s A Nice Looking Bone – (learn more) used holistically to help address all types of Heart Disease (Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Disease), for all types of arthritis, osteoporosis, Degenerative Joint Disease and Intervertebral Disk Disease; for its genistein and daidzein isoflavone content which has a stimulatory effect on osteoblastic bone formation and an inhibitory effect on osteoclastic bone resorption; for its plant actions to help support bone mineral density, potentially increasing bone mass; for its ability to help restore lost cartilage and bone deterioration and to provide nutritional support for joints, muscles and tissue; for its nutritive content to address mineral deficiency; to help support veins and arteries and to help increase vascular elasticity; for its oestradiol compounds which may help address urinary incontinence.

Bionic Body – (learn more) is used holistically for its adaptogenic (read, repair and restore functions) for its immune boosting and anti-inflammatory support; as an antioxidant and for its free radical scavenging (disease preventing) actions; for its nutritive content which may help to nourish the body and strengthen and revitalize bones, eye, teeth, skin and coat; works to stimulate collagen production, a primary building material of bones; may help prevent dental disease; for its plant actions to help strengthen bones, cartilage, joints, muscles, connective tissues & blood vessels & helps to reduce joint inflammation, while activating a cartilage-protective biochemical, potentially helping to preserve healthy cartilage in aging joint; for its anti-allergen natural plant chemicals which may help to fight off allergies and infections; for its prebiotic and probiotic content to help support native gut flora and healthy digestion.

Conventional Remedies:

A diagnosis will be based on a history of trauma and symptoms presented and your vet will likely take x-rays and blood tests. Synthetic medications such as inflammatories (NSAIDs), aspirin, meloxicam, carprofen, phenylbutazone and corticosteroids are commonly prescribed to block pathways in pain response, but are commonly associated with serious side effects such as gastrointestinal problems including poor appetite, vomiting, gastro-intestinal ulcers and kidney damage. Cats should not be administered NSAID’s due to side effects.

Surgical treatments include joint fusion, joint replacement such as hip replacement, joint excision and amputation. Nonsurgical therapies include weight reduction, which has a significant impact on arthritis.

 

 

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