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Why do dogs need joint supplements?

We give dogs supplements to support joint health.  Supplements are taken to relieve current joint pain, while others are taken to prevent pain from developing.  Most supplements for joint health work by reducing inflammation or protecting the cartilage in the joints. 

Healthy cartilage is required for joints to move smoothly and without pain.  The best supplements on the market will contain Glucosamine which helps to stimulate the growth of cartilage and protect cartilage in the joint.  Like all dog joint supplements, glucosamine will take a while to build up in your dog's system. The GudFur range of joint and hip supplements contains Glucosamine and other ingredients to support joint health, full details can be found in the ingredients tab.

By taking care of your dog’s joints now means that they can run, play, and enjoy their beloved daily walks.  Dog joint supplements are also safe to use alongside other common arthritis medicines and pain relief medicines. Being proactive and giving your dog joint supplements is important and essential in supporting your dogs before they reach their senior years.  As your dogs grow older their body’s ability to produce the essential proteins, that build and strengthen joints, decreases significantly.  This leaves them at risk for a host of joint issues such as arthritis and others.  However, if your dog is consistently producing enough of these proteins (with the help of a quality joint supplement) their chance of experiencing harmful joint issues drops dramatically. 

Our pets can benefit from joint supplements but how do you know which one to choose? There are numerous websites promoting the best joint supplements for dogs. There seems like there are hundreds of different brands all claiming the same benefits.  Whilst we believe in the GudFur products we sell, and we have ensured that we have sourced all the natural ingredients to support your beloved pooch we hope that no matter what you decide to do you consider the following: 

  • Make sure you compare the ingredients, paying close attention to the following ingredients - glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin.  Well known brands and new brands on the market contain significantly fewer quantities of the active ingredients mentioned above. 
  • Buy from manufacturers that make their product in the UK, which helps guarantee quality. 
  • Select a well-rounded supplement that includes a mixture of beneficial ingredients (such as glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin) rather than just one.  

Dogs need joint supplements to improve their joint health and quality of life and they are safe to use alongside other common medication.  Not all supplements are the same so look out for the active ingredients and remember it will take time before you notice any change in your pet once they start taking supplements.

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