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Joint Health Products for Pets with Arthritis

The Best Products for Feline and Canine Arthritis

By Ryan Gellis. November 21, 2012 | See Comments

Joint Health Products for Pets with Arthritis

For the best joint health products to keep your pet healthy and limber, PetCareRx presents a guide to shopping for joint health products.

Comfortable mobility is important for everyone, but somehow it seems even more necessary when it comes to our dogs and cats. Running, jumping and playing is what brings them joy, and healthy joints are the key to ensuring that happy life. Arthritis, a degenerative disease of the joints, is the primary obstacle for healthy joints in your dog or cat. Luckily, there are ways you can battle the degenerative condition and protect your cats and dogs with arthritis.

A healthy diet, rich in high-quality protein and fat will maximize the production of cartilage that protects joints. Believe it or not, moderate exercise is also important to keep bones and joints strong. Aside from those two keystone practices, finding the right joint care supplements or vitamins for dogs can ensure that the proper nutrients are in your pet’s body, protecting and rebuilding the cartilage that supports joints.

Supplements

The crucial building blocks of a healthy joint are strong bones and healthy, moist and spongy cartilage. Inside the bodies of your dogs and cats most of the necessary compounds for strong joints are produced. Supplements provide those same powerful compounds to complement your pet’s natural production.
cosJoints Feeling Healthy

  • Useful in both preventing and treating cartilage breakdown
  • Contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfate that has been shown to relieve, prevent, and improve joint health problems in dogs
  • Safe and effective for dogs of any age

Companion Promise Joint Health Plus for Dogs

  • A nutritious supplement, containing Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Promotes cartilage production while preventing cartilage breakdown
  • Dogs love the beef and cheese flavor

Cosequin

  • A daily Glucosamine/Chondroitin Manganese supplement for dogs only
  • Intended to treat osteoarthritis
  • Designed to decrease inflammation, lubricate joints, and support the healthy growth of new cartilage, while protecting the existing cartilage from breaking down

Dasuquin for Cats

  • This supplement is designed to promote better joint health and improve agility
  • Maintains urinary bladder health in cats
  • Recommended by veterinarians

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Vitamins

A vitamin-rich body works better, producing what it needs to stay healthy and avoid pain and injury. Your dog or cat probably gets the majority of their vitamins through a healthy diet and outdoor exposure but a multivitamin can add a healthy balance to your pet’s health regimen and ensure continual wellness.

naturalFeeling Healthy Everyday Support
  • Easily digestable, beef and cheese flavored, scored tablets
  • All the nutrients, vitamins and minerals a dog needs for optimal health
  • Includes Calcium, Vitamin E, Iron, Vitamin b-12 and many others that are essential to your dog's health

Companion Promise Advanced Nutrition Multi-Vitamin Plus for Dogs

  • An inexpensive way to give your dogs a healthy edge
  • This daily multivitamin will increase energy, strength and overall happiness in your pup

Life Tabs for Dogs

  • Chewable, once-a-day multivitamin
  • Helps build muscle, bone and other tissue
  • Helps maintain energy throughout the day

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Food

Getting the optimum nutrients is crucial for ensuring your pet has the right stuff to build and sustain cartilage for healthy joints. An overweight cat or dog is much more likely to suffer from joint pain, as their body weight adds pressure to their skeletal system. Here are some food options that balance high nutrients and low calories.

foodSolid Gold Wolf King - Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food(Bison)
  • The first natural dog food, Solid Gold has been a leader in pet nutrition since 1974
  • Unique blend utilizes blueberries to help with bladder and eye problems, and yucon which promotes bone and joint health
  • Oils instead of saturated animal fats

Wellness Dry Cat Food for Adult Cats, Healthy Weight Recipe

  • Formula designed to keep cats at a healthy weight
  • Naturally contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin
  • Highly palatable proteins from quality sources to build lean muscle mass and a healthy blend of fiber to feel full longer

Dogswell Happy Hips Canned Food

  • Grain free and made of all natural ingredients
  • Includes chelated minerals for better absorption
  • The natural ingredients provide a source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin

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Treats

Sometimes a treat is just a treat, but when you want it to be more consider treats that help supplement your pet’s nutritional intake. The treats below will encourage your dog throughout the day and provide a delicious delivery system for supplements that help their joints thrive.

haphipsGreenies JointCare Canine Treats
  • Contains Green-Lipped Mussel to help protect joint mobility by providing a nutritional solution to maintain healthy joints throughout a lifetime
  • Contains a unique combination of omega-3 fatty acids, to naturally maintain joint mobility
  • Contain natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin from both Green-Lipped Mussel and chicken cartilage to help protect mobility by providing the building blocks for healthy joints

Rawhide Vita Hide Heart W/ Chicken Pack

  • Nutrient enriched 100% pure chicken breast wrapped around natural rawhide
  • Joint Formula contains glucosamine and chondroitin to promote joint health
  • Fortified with L-Carnitine, Taurine and vitamins C & E to promote heart health

Joint Care Senior Stix 50Pk

  • A tasty, beefy treat that cleans your dog's teeth and freshens their breath
  • With added glucosamine this treat helps encourage joint strength
  • The softer texture is accomodating to senior teeth and jaws

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Homeopathic Remedies

Sometimes giving your dog or cat the best care means mimicking the healthy tips their ancestors have already discovered in the wild. The flowers and roots that kept the cats and dogs of history in business can often do the same for your cosmopolitan homebody.

naturalHealthy Joints Forte Homeopathic
  • A healthy capsule with no known side effects
  • Natural ingredients that lubricate the joints
  • Contains Curcumn, Yucca extract and copper

Phycox Canine Joint Support

  • a naturally derived extract of wild blue-green algae grown in the United States
  • a rich source of phytonutrients including Phycocyanin, a biliprotein that has scientifically demonstrated joint health benefits
  • A simple, tasty soft chew that is diabetic friendly

Natural Pet Muscle Joint Arthritis Cat

  • Natural remedy for muscle and joint ache
  • 100% safe natural medicine

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Gear

Unlike many ailments your dog or cat might face, joint pain can sometimes be alleviated by a simple fix like a ramp where there used to be stairs or a food bowl that can be reached without bending. Because the simple things are sometimes the best way to get started on making your pet’s life a little easier, check out our innovative gear.

rampStainless Steel High Double Diner Quart
  • An excellent feeding dish with a unique design that aids with the joint health of your canine companion
  • Your dog won't have to bend to get at their food

Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp

  • Aluminum & Plastic construction combines to make the lightest and strongest ramp on the market
  • Innovative walking surface has gentle "wave" to improve pets' traction
  • Holds over 400 lbs. With no bending!

PupStep Plus Pet Stairs

  • Attractive & affordable way to help pets reach their favorite places with ease
  • Prevent painful jumping and climbing is pets with joint pain
  • Built with safety siderails & non-skid feet

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Pain Relief Medication

When joint pain escalates for your furry loved one the first thing you want to do is eliminate the discomfort that plagues them. With prescription and non-prescription medications that ease arthritis and post-surgery pain you can feel confident that you are offering a pain reliever that is safe and effective at treating your pet’s problem.

rimadylRimadyl
  • A 24-hour, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) intended to relieve arthritis, joint and post-operative pain, as well as reducing fever
  • Safe and effective for dogs and pups 6 weeks and older

Novox

  • A prescription COX-2, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) that works to relieve arthritis pain
  • Helps pain from Hip Dysplasia
  • Improvement within a few days

Etogesic

  • Effective relief of osteoarthritis, joint pain and mobility issues
  • Safe for short term or long term use and can be taken with or without food

Previcox

  • A fast-acting, flavored tablet that significantly improves joint pain related quality of life
  • The COX-2 inhibitory ingredient firocoxib, blocks only the COX-2 enzyme, which is responsible for pain and inflammation of the joints
  • Previcox allows the release of COX-1 enzymes to maintain support of kidney health, stomach lining and platelet production

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