Joint supplements for dogs are an effective way to provide preventative joint care and manage discomfort and immobility in large, older dogs or those prone to suffering with mobility issues. Part of our dog supplements range.
Joint supplements for dogs are an effective way to provide preventative joint care and manage discomfort and immobility in large, older dogs or those that are prone to suffering with mobility issues.
Combining powerful ingredients that are only found in nature, you can support your dog’s joint health, helping them get the best out of life.
In this video we take a look at Flexx as a dog joint supplement and the difference it can make to your canine companions.
How to tell if your dog needs a joint supplement
There are a number of signs that suggest joint supplements for dogs may contribute to a healthier and happier, more mobile dog. These indicators could include your dog struggling to get up after resting or being unable to jump up into the car or onto the couch.
Some dogs may also be reluctant to sit or lie down – and not because they are disobedient – simply because they have stiff or sore joints.
Limping or odd shuffling when walking, or bunny hopping is a red flag that your dog has mobility issues. And, often tied to this, panting excessively can indicate pain or discomfort that dog joint supplements could help to alleviate.
Reasons your dog may need joint support supplements
Why might your dog need joint supplements? There are a number of reasons to introduce nutritional support to your dog’s diet, some of which we have listed below:
Large breed dogs are prone to joint issues
Breed-specific joint related conditions – some smaller dogs including Shih Tzus are prone to luxating patella
Mobility support – dog joint supplements can strengthen joints and cartilage and support mobility, especially in large, heavy and very active breeds
Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis
Mobility related pain
As your dog ages, their ability to produce the essential proteins that build and strengthen joints, significantly decreases. This leaves them vulnerable to a whole host of joint issues including arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia, cruciate issues and more.
An all-natural joint supplement for dogs can help to improve degenerative issues and provide preventative nutritional reinforcement by helping to maintain joint health for active, working and sports dogs for example.
How old should my dog be to start joint supplements?
While prevention for large breeds, or dogs vulnerable to joint issues is key, we recommend that you don’t give joint supplements for dogs under the age of six months. Once they are six months old, you can start adding it to their food to give them the best start.