Natural Foods Merchandiser

Joint problems/arthritis

Arthritis can develop from a variety of disorders—from degenerative joint disease to a simple torn tendon—and often begins early in life, though its symptoms might not become apparent for several years. “Dietary supplements are a cornerstone of arthritis therapy” when pets begin to display stiffness or pain after resting, says Donna Spector, DVM, who works for Halo Purely for Pets.

Dog
Add glucosamine, chondroitin and vitamin C to a jerky chew, and you get Dogswell’s Happy Hips, an easy-to-administer joint supplement for pups. It comes in nine flavors.

4everPets Joint Revive Xtra Strength Formula is a glucosamine supplement in a hickory-smoke flavor that includes MSM and bromelain to strengthen collagen and reduce inflammation.

Cat
PetNaturals’ Hip+Joint combines MSM, glucosamine and chondroitin for aching joints in a chicken-liver chew.


Happy Hips comes in a cat version, too: Catswell Happy Hips, with joint-support ingredients added to chicken-breast chews.



 

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