Benefits of Glucosamine
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in your pet dog’s body and high concentrations of the compound are typically found in healthy cartilage. With glucosamine, dogs can produce glycosaminoglycan to form and repair important body tissues. The natural production of glucosamine, however, tends to slow down as a dog grows old. As a result, senior pets start to experience joint pain, stiffness, or even develop painful arthritis. Fortunately, dog joint supplements exist to help alleviate pain, restore normal joint function, and rebuild cartilage.
What are the Benefits of Glucosamine for Canines?
Below is a list of benefits dogs can enjoy by consuming glucosamine supplements:
- Reduces or completely eliminates the need for NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that may have various side effects.
- Improves lubrication within dogs’ joints.
- Helps increase mobility so that dogs can continue enjoying their favorite activities.
- Helps restore joint health naturally.
- Alleviates pain and stiffness due to the anti-inflammatory effect of glucosamine.
- … and more!
How can Barx Nutrition Products help?
We understand that most pet owners treat their pets as members of the household and want to keep them as healthy as possible. That’s why we manufacture glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for active and/or working dogs. In addition to protecting cartilage and reducing pain, our canine supplements also support healthy joint structure. This way, your pets can keep their joint function and mobility in good condition. By incorporating Barx Nutrition supplements into a therapeutic plan, your dog can continue enjoying many more moments of life with you.
Where to Find Natural Glucosamine
One of the major sources of natural glucosamine for dogs come from a high-quality dog food diet. Well-known options include bone broth, green-lipped mussels, shellfish shells, beef knuckle bones, pig's/ox tails, chicken feet, goat/lamb/beef trachea, and other animal bones with cartilage attached. While glucosamine is a main ingredient in supplements for dog joint health, there are other compounds that help maximize the effectiveness of these products.
Why do Dog Joint Supplements contain a Combination of Glucosamine and Chondroitin?
Cartilage acts as a cushion between a dog's joints and bones to make these parts more resistant to compression. Chondroitin sulphate is an important structural component of cartilage as it provides elasticity needed for proper function. When chondroitin and glucosamine are combined in supplements for dog joints, they produce a synergistic effect by boosting each other's properties. In other words, these compounds have a greater effect when given together than when each is consumed separately.
A wide variety of modern joint supplements for canines contain these compounds as they provide strong building blocks for dogs’ bodies to produce proteoglycans and collagen in the joint cartilage and the synovial membrane. This way, dogs naturally produce the fluids required to lubricate their joints.
If you have any questions about the potential benefits of glucosamine for dogs, feel free to contact us today.