Glucosamine is a supplement designed to promote joint help. It is used to reduce the degradation in joints or reverse the damage already done. Many dog owners have found that a glucosamine supplement reduces arthritis pain and improves the mobility of their dog.
Glucosamine is an essential component of cartilage, and as a supplement, it is designed to promote cartilage growth and health. Having strong healthy cartilage is critical for a joint to work properly and to minimize joint pain.
A dog’s ability to make glucosamine declines as the dog gets older. For 1 in 5 dogs, the result is arthritis. In extreme cases, the dog may not be able to sit down or stand up on his own due to the pain. A glucosamine supplement is designed to enable the dog to absorb more glucosamine and restore the cartilage in joints. Many dogs owners use glucosamine supplements to help slow or reverse the effects of arthritis.
Proven Effects of Glucosamine in Dogs, Vet Info (accessed 8/2011)