The level of Chondroitin in the body, like Glucosamine, declines as joints deteriorate. If we wouldn’t give it to our own dogs, we won’t sell it to you. Australia's online experts for pet and veterinary supplies since 2005. Perfect for the busy pet owner; offering tips, tricks and reliable pet care education on the go. Your vet may also recommend injections of a DMOAD – disease modifying osteoarthritis drug such as Pentosan, to help maintain joint health. This is typically a series of 4 injections done weekly for one month, then a regular booster is given – often 3 or 6 monthly – joint care powder after this, long term. Arthritis in older dogs is often a result of a happy and active life, but may also result from injuries, diabetes and obesity. The most common form, osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, affects as many as one in five dogs.
It is very common for dogs to have joint, hip and arthritic problems as they grow older. In particular the colder months can be harsh on dogs as these problems are made worse with the low temperatures. The good news it that there are many things you can do to make your pet more comfortable. This natural green lipped mussel powder helps to provide joint health care to dogs. It is a highly concentrated powder that is clinically proven to provide arthritis relief. It contains high levels of omega 3 (EPA, DHA & ETA) that offers joint pain relief. There is also a natural source of glucosaminoglycans that are required for healthy cartilage production. There are many joint supplements available that are promoted for joint support.
Follow-up checks may also be required to monitor the dog’s progress. Arthritis usually develops slowly and causes chronic pain, but it’s not in a dog’s nature to complain. They tend to be very stoical and not show it when they are suffering (unlike humans!). Many pets with arthritis go undiagnosed and so suffer needlessly. We try to keep our products as natural as we possibly can, using ingredients of the highest quality to ensure your pup reacts effectively and safely. For online purchases you can choose to return your product to any Best Friends’ store or by post. You can return any product purchased from us within 14 days of the date of purchase for a refund, exchange, or instore credit of equivalent value. Surgical options are not necessarily suitable for all cases, and should be considered carefully and discussed in depth with your vet. It is in their interest from an evolutionary point of view to not let any predator know they are in pain. So sometimes in cats we might see subtle changes like urinating inappropriately, or not wanting to walk downstairs, or hiding under things. Previcox is firocoxib, a newer NSAID which is very effective and very safe especially in older animals.