Glucosamine Chondroitin for dogs - Osteo-Pet® Professional Joint Formula

Osteo-Pet® Professional Joint Formula is our hip and joint supplement for dogs. Joints are made of cartilage, a spongy material between bones. If cartilage degrades or becomes worn, the bones rub against each other, causing pain.

However, supplementing with glucosamine chondroitin can help rebuild and renew damaged cartilage.

We are so confident that you and your dog will love this that we offer a 60 day, 100% money-back guarantee. Osteo-Pet® Professional Joint Formula is our original formula and is still our best selling one.

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How Does Osteo-Pet® Professional Joint Formula With Glucosamine Chondroitin Work to Restore a Dog's Damaged Hips and Joints?

Dogs can experience cartilage breakdown due to injury, everyday wear, and tear, or through a natural disease called Osteoarthritis. Osteo-Pet® provides three natural nutrients that joints need to rebuild cartilage damaged by Osteoarthritis. The supplements provided are Glucosamine HCl, Chondroitin Sulfate, and MSM. Let's discuss what they are and where they come from below.

What Is Glucosamine for Dogs?

Glucosamine (C6H13NO5) is a monosaccharide that is made up of four elements, Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and Oxygen. It is an amino sugar in a crystalline compound that is in the connective tissue in synovial joints. It is a precursor for glycosaminoglycan (GAG), and GAGs are used to build the framework that supports cartilage1. Simply put, it is a primary ingredient of joint cartilage.

  • What Are the Different Forms of Glucosamine?

    Glucosamine binds to salts for stability and deliverability. The most common forms are Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCl), Glucosamine Sulfate and N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG).

  • Which Is the Most Effective Form of Glucosamine?

    Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCl) and Glucosamine Sulfate or Glucosamine Sulphate receive the most research. Both forms do well in testing, but the active ingredient in any glucosamine salt is the glucosamine, and that the hydrochloride or sulfate is just for stability and delivery. While the Sulfate form has been around longer and has been tested longer, the HCl form is used more in both human and pet supplements due to its success with consumers.

  • Where Does Glucosamine Come From?

    Glucosamine is a natural material harvested from the exoskeleton of shellfish like lobsters or crabs2. Substances that break down complex polysaccharides into monosaccharides are used on the shellfish shells to release the glucosamine. Since most glucosamine is derived from shellfish, a warning is placed on the bottle for people that are allergic to shellfish. Other brands of glucosamine may be derived from mushrooms and corn.

  • Is Glucosamine Safe for Dogs?

    Yes. It has an outstanding safety record, being used safely with dogs for over the last twenty years and most veterinarians sell it in their offices. In Europe, glucosamine is licensed as a medical drug for human Osteoarthritis3.

What Is Chondroitin for Dogs?

Chondroitin Sulfate is the next ingredient in Osteo-Pet® Professional Joint Care. It is made from the elements Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Sulfur. Chondroitin Sulfate is a sulfated glycosaminoglycan (GAG) and a structural component of cartilage4.

  • Where Does Chondroitin Sulfate Come From?

    Chondroitin Sulfate is usually derived from bovine (cow) trachea, but can come from sharks or pigs.5

  • Why Are Glucosamine and Chondroitin Usually Combined?

    Randomized double-blind trials on glucosamine chondroitin for dogs have shown a positive effect in dogs with osteoarthritis6. Together, these two proven nutrients have been shown to help rebuild worn and damaged cartilage.*

What is MSM for dogs?

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.

Rheumatoid Arthritis causes joints to become swollen. This inflammation occurs when your dog's immune system is not working properly, and the immune system begins to "attack" healthy tissues.  

The Centers for Disease Contol and Prevention define Osteoarthritis as "a disease of the entire joint involving the cartilage, joint lining, and underlying bone". Osteoarthritis is when the cartilage has worn out or down. Since dogs mature faster than people do, a dog that is 6-9 years old may be past middle age, on it's way to becoming a senior dog. If it is limping, it may already be suffering from early onset Osteoarthritis.

The movable joints found in animals are called synovial [si-noh-vee-al] joints. If a dog has Osteoarthritis, the ends of the bones begin to lose cartilage and synovium. Synovium is a very slippery membrane inside of synovial joints. Loss of cartilage and synovium leads to bone rubbing against bone. This bone rubbing against bone is painful. Joint stiffness, slowness in getting up or down, limping or not wanting to play as much can all be symptoms of dog arthritis.

What Is Hip Dysplasia And What Are Its Symptoms?

Hip dysplasia is a misalignment of the hip joints due to an 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.

These abnormalities may be a genetic anomaly present from birth and may have worsened as the dog was still in its developmental stage. Congenital Hip dysplasia usually occurs in larger breeds of dogs like German Shepards, Mastiffs, Pit Bulls, and Rottweilers, but can also occur in smaller breeds like Basset Hounds and Bulldogs. It can even happen in toy breeds, specifically Pugs.

Hip Dysplasia symptoms are similar to osteoarthritis in dogs but involve the hip area versus the knee, elbow or ankle.

Progression of Hip Dysplasia from Normal to Moderate to Severe

Picture of normal dog hipsPicture of moderate hip dysplasia in dogsPicture of dog with severe hip dysplasia

Does Glucosamine Have Any Side Effects?
What Happens with an Incorrect Dosage or Overdose?

While glucosamine is 100% safe, a tiny percentage of dogs with food allergies may have a reaction to it.  Usually, they'll have diarrhea.  Fortunately, the toxicity level is very small, and if you follow the recommended dosage and provide the proper amount, your dog will not have any problems.

Picture of a healthy joint and a joint with dog arthritis.

Breakdown of Healthy Dog JointBreakdown of Arthritic Canine Joint 

How Long Should I Give My Dog Glucosamine?

Glucosamine should be given to your dog for life. Since your dog's joints experience wear and tear every day, you'll need to provide this supplement to maintain proper glucosamine levels. Consider this one of the best investments you can make in your dog's long term joint health.

The Primary Reasons to Give Your Dog Osteo-Pet® Professional Joint Formula:

  • Helps Rebuild and Renew Joint Cartilage in Dogs
  • Double Strength Formula
  • Dogs Love this Bacon & Cheese Flavored Treat
  • 60 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

Our Osteo-Pet offer is the best offer available. Buy one bottle of the 60ct Osteo-Pet® Glucosamine for dogs and get one bottle for FREE. Your dog will see a tremendous improvement in its osteoarthritis, joint health, mobility or joint related pain relief.  If not, we will refund 100% of your money. Period. Also, free shipping is available for all orders over $45.

We offer this deal because this is the glucosamine chondroitin dogs love the most. We feel it is the best dog glucosamine on the market. Your dog will want it; you’ll always want it for your dog.  If we treat you right, you’ll buy it from us. This simple logic has earned our store the loyalty of thousands of dogs and their owners.

Osteo-Pet® supplements are available in 60ct, 180ct, and a 720ct bulk value size. We also offer Osteo-Pet® in liquid and soft chews.
Nutra-Paws™ proudly makes all Osteo-Pet® tablets in the USA. They are sold here at this store and on Amazon.

Best use by date: 03/2018

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Chewable Treat

% Daily
Value *
Amt Per Serving
Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCl) mg 500
Chondroitin Sulfate mg 400
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) mg 250
Ascorbate (Manganese Ascorbate) mg 33
Manganese (Ascorbate) mg 5
† Daily Value not Established
Other Ingredients: Liver Dessicated, Bacon Flavor, Cheese Flavor, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, MCC
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Some frequently asked questions regarding Glucosamine for dogs.

What can I give my pet 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 glucosamine soft chew for dogs (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.

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1 "Glucosamine -" Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 01 Sept. 2012. Web. 12 Sept. 2013.

2 "Glucosamine Sulfate: MedlinePlus Supplements." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 14 Feb. 2015. Web. 6 June 2015. natural/807.html

3 "Glucosamine." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 6 June 2015.

4 "Chondroitin Sulfate." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 8 June 2015.

5 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.

6 "Glucosamine and Chondroitin-Topic Overview." WebMD. WebMD. Web. 8 June 2015.


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Home Products Short DescriptionOsteo-Pet® Professional Joint Formula is our original glucosamine for dogs. Joint cartilage needs supplements like glucosamine chondroitin and Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) to rebuild and repair itself.

Customer reviews tell of improvements in running, jumping and overall mobility in as little as ten days. Also, both young and senior dogs love the cheese and bacon flavor in this chewable tablet!

We are so confident that you and your dog will love this that we offer a 60 day, 100% money-back guarantee. Osteo-Pet® Professional Joint Formula is our original formula and is still our best selling one.

Buy one 60ct, Get one 60ct FREE!

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