What is Glucosamine and can it help treat Arthritis and Joint Pain?
Many dogs suffer from Arthritis as they get older. This painful condition, which occurs in dogs and people, results when cartilage, the cushioning between the bones, begins to thin and wear away. As a result, the ends of the bones start to rub against each other, and you may notice...
What are some of the benefits of using a supplement containing Chondroitin over conventional pain relief drugs?
Experience suggests that most dogs may appreciably benefit from chondroitin administration and others not at all. It is difficult to anticipate which animals are most likely to respond however given the potential for benefit and the extremely low risk of any adverse side effects, chondroitin supplementation is always recommended for...
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Is Glucosamine good for my dog?
An article in the Open Veterinary Journal (Feb 2017) stated: “Glucosamine and chondroitin are commonly recommended by veterinarians as an alternative for treating osteoarthritis in canines unable to tolerate the adverse effects of NSAIDs, or as add-on therapy,” Glucosamine has been used in veterinary practices in Europe and the U.S....
Chondroitin Supplements – Good or Bad?
Chondroitin sulfate is the major glycosaminoglycan (GAGS) found in cartilage. It promotes water retention and elasticity in the cartilage, helping to ensure adequate shock absorption and adequate nourishment of the tissues that line the joint. Like glucosamine, with which it is often combined in supplements, chondroitin may also inhibit the...
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