Glucosamine is a natural substance found in your pet’s body, with the highest concentration found in healthy cartilage. The glucosamine in your dog’s body produces glycosaminoglycan, which is used to help form and repair body tissues such as cartilage. As your dog ages, the natural production of glucosamine in the body slows. As a result, the natural repair process in the body slows, eventually leading to joint pain and stiffness. The ongoing wear and tear on your dog’s joints, combined with the slowed repair time of the cartilage, leads to the development of painful arthritis. The good news is that research has found that providing supplements ofglucosamine for dogs can help rebuild cartilage, which can help restore your dog’s joint function and activity levels.
Benefits of Glucosamine for Dogs:
Glucosamine has an anti-inflammatory effect, helping to reduce your dog’s pain
Side effects are very rare
Helps restore joint health naturally, increasing mobility
Improves lubrication in your dog’s joints
May reduce or eliminate the need for NSAIDS, which have possible side effects and don’t repair the joints, only reduce pain