Osteo-Pet® Professional Joint Formula is for osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia in dogs. Senior dogs take it to help restore flexibility in their joints.
How does Osteo-Pet® Professional Joint Formula help a dog's damaged hips and joints?
It supplies the nutrients that joints need to build cartilage damaged by Osteoarthritis. There are three primary supplements used.
1) The main supplement in Osteo-Pet® is glucosamine. Glucosamine for dogs is a nutrient that cartilage uses to renew itself. It is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG). GAGs are used to build the framework that supports cartilage1.
2) Chondroitin is the next ingredient in Osteo-Pet®. Chondroitin helps slow the breakdown of joint cartilage from enzymes that remove worn and damaged cartilage.
Randomized double-blind trials on glucosamine chondroitin for dogs have shown a positive effect in dogs with osteoarthritis2. These proven nutrients can help rebuild worn and damaged cartilage.*
3) The last significant element in Osteo-Pet Professional Joint Formula is MSM. MSM is short for Methylsulfonylmethane, a natural substance high in sulfur. Disulfide bonds are the bonds between two sulfur atoms. Disulfide bonds link glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) together. MSM helps to strengthen these bonds.
What is dog arthritis? What are its symptoms?
There are two major types of arthritis, namely, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.
What is Hip Dysplasia and what are it's symptoms?
Hip dysplasia is a misalignment of the hip joints due to abnormal bone formation or weak support from muscles and ligaments that keep the joint in place. The misalignment occurs when the ball at the head of the femur bone doesn't smoothly fit into the hip's socket.
Progression of Hip Dysplasia from Normal to Moderate to Severe
Does glucosamine have any side effects?
Some frequently asked questions regarding Glucosamine for dogs.
What can I give my dog for pain? Does glucosamine chondroitin stop joint pain?
Glucosamine is a natural ingredient that is the primary building block of cartilage. However, it is not an NSAID (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). The most common NSAIDs are Rimadyl, Novox, Deramaxx, and Meloxicam. These medicines are painkillers and work as anti-inflammatories on the pain associated with arthritis. While glucosamine is not an NSAID or a painkiller, it does work to help rebuild and repair joint cartilage.
Is this the most powerful Osteo-Pet® formula available?
Our strongest joint supplement for dogs is our Osteo-Pet® Total Joint Care Formula. It is available in a 60ct, 180ct or 720ct tablet (red label) or a 200ct soft chew (purple label). It has all of the ingredients that Osteo-Pet professional formula listed above has as well as natural anti-inflammatories, additional anti-oxidants, other joint support nutrients and essential fatty acids.
1 "Glucosamine - MayoClinic.com" Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 01 Sept. 2012. Web. 12 Sept. 2013.
2 McCarthy G, O'Donovan J, Jones B, McAllister H, Seed M, Mooney C.Randomised double-blind, positive-controlled trial to assess the efficacy of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate for the treatment of dogs with osteoarthritis. Vet J. 2007 Jul;174(1):54-61. Epub 2006 May 2. PubMed PMID: 16647870.
|Manufacturer||Nutra Paws Laboratories|
|Size||Available in 60ct, 180ct and 720ct value size.|