Joint Support Supplements

 

The health of your pet’s joints are very important if they are to live long and healthy lives. Well functioning joints are what allows our cats and dogs to run, jump and play freely without pain. Arthritis, or specifically osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is the most common joint ailment we see in our pets and it can affect many joints in the body. If you have noticed that your pet is generally slowing down, is limping, has muscle loss or has become irritable and painful when touched, osteoarthritis may be the culprit (it is important for your pet to have a full examination to rule out any other medical concerns before deciding the issue is osteoarthritis). Osteoarthritis is traditionally managed with pain medications and supplementation. Supplements are great for preventative care, minor or early cases of osteoarthritis and for long term support alongside pain medications. Here is a list of joint support supplements available over the counter.

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Antitis-VM

This is a liquid supplement that may help ease aches and discomfort associated with daily activity. This property can be attributed to its antioxidant actions which help remove damaging free radicals thus promoting long-term health.

Ingredients:

  • Methylsulfonylmethane -shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

  • Notopterygium Root -shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and improves joint tenderness.

  • Rehmannia Root -shown to have anti-inflammatory effects as well as an overall positive action on the body’s many systems.

  • Drumstick Tree Seed -has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties by altering oxidative stress and inhibiting production of inflammatory mediators.

  • Indian Frankincense Resin -used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis.

  • Large-Leaf Gentian Root- has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

  • Pubescent Angelica Root -traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat arthritis.

  • Turmeric Rhizome -has been shown to aid in treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.

  • Kadzura Pepper Stem -traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat arthritis.

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Articulare-VM

A liquid supplement that helps maintain structural integrity of joints and connective tissues, thus improving joint mobility and flexibility.

INGREDIENTS:

  • D-Glucosamine Sulphate -is an important building block for cartilage. It helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber.

  • Methylsulfonylmethane -shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

  • Chondroitin Sulphate -known as an effective treatment for moderate treatment of osteoarthritis.

  • Devil’s Claw Root -a supportive treatment for painful arthritis and tendonitis.

  • Drumstick Tree Seed -has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties by altering oxidative stress and inhibiting production of inflammatory mediators.

  • Indian Frankincense Resin -used for treatment of of osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma.

  • Indian Gooseberry -a herbal supplement used to treat arthritis

  • Siler Root -traditionally used in Chinese medicine for its anti-proliferative, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.

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SynoForte-VM

A liquid hyaluronic acid supplement essential for joint function. SynoForte-VM™ is specially formulated with a unique delivery system to ensure higher bioavailability.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Hyaluronic acid -is a gel like water holding molecule that is a space filler and cushioning agent. It is an important component of joint fluid making it essential for joint function and muscle strength.


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NutraFlex

Nutraflex is a fast acting nutritional joint support product for cats & dogs. It provides both structural joint support and anti inflammatory properties. It aids and soothes stiff joints, thereby promoting mobility and flexibly.

INGREDIENTS

  • Glucosamine -is an important building block for cartilage. It helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber.

  • Chondroitin -known as an effective treatment for moderate treatment of osteoarthritis.

  • Vitamin C -is a powerful antioxidant required to produce collagen. Collagen is the main supportive protein in cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue.

  • Zinc -is important for healing in the body and is also required for the synthesis of collagen.

  • Boswellia -is a plant extract which plays an important role in maintaining smooth and comfortable joint movement. It is used to support conventional drugs but does not cause the damage to cartilage that many conventional anti-inflammatories do.

  • Turmeric -the active ingredient within Turmeric is curcumin. Nutraflex provides a unique Curcumin complex that is a highly bioavailable antioxidant defender, quenching free radicals whilst supporting the body’s own natural anti-inflammatory processes.

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NutraCam

Nutracam provides multimodal support for joints, soft tissues and liver function. It supports the natural systems that control inflammation.

INGREDIENTS

  • Boswellia -is a plant extract which plays an important role in maintaining smooth and comfortable joint movement. It is used to support conventional drugs but does not cause the damage to cartilage that many conventional anti-inflammatories do.

  • Pine Bark Extract -is a powerful antioxidant which also supports the animal’s natural systems that control inflammation to help with sprains or post operative recovery.

  • Milk Thistle Extract -recent studies have shown that milk thistle also moderates the pro-inflammatory cascade as well as having a beneficial effect in improving liver function.

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UbaVet Glucosamine HCL

UBAVET Glucosamine HCL contains high-strength ingredients in liquid form. This product promotes optimal growth and development of the musculoskeletal system and helps support bone health and the function of joints.

INGREDIENTS

  • Glucosamine HCL -is an important building block for cartilage. It helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber.

  • Chondroitin -known as an effective treatment for moderate treatment of osteoarthritis.

  • Methylsulfonylmethane -shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

  • Ascorbic acid - works as an anti-oxidant, fighting free radials that cause inflammation. Also, some studies have found that Vitamin C can stimulate the production of collagen and proteoglycan (both of which are important parts of joint cartilage) and can protect against the breakdown of cartilage.

  • Manganese sulphate -is required for healthy, strong ligament development and maintenance.

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Flexadin Tablets

Flexadin Tablets are a nutritional supplement that supports joint health and function in dogs and cats. They are available in pack sizes of 30 and 120 tablets.

INGREDIENTS

  • Glucosamine -is an important building block for cartilage. It helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber.

  • Chondroitin -known as an effective treatment for moderate treatment of osteoarthritis.

  • Devil’s Claw Root -a supportive treatment for painful arthritis and tendonitis.

  • Manganese sulphate -is required for healthy, strong ligament development and maintenance.

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Synovi G4 chews for dogs

This is a multimodal formulation to help support joint health and flexibility in dogs as they age.

INGREDIENTS

  • Glucosamine -is an important building block for cartilage. It helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber.

  • Creatine -as dogs age, they lose muscle mass. Creatine can help your dog rebuild and repair muscle fibers.

  • Methylsulfonylmethane -shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

  • Turmeric -the active ingredient within Turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin is a strong antioxidant, destroying free radicals and supporting the body’s own natural anti-inflammatory processes.

  • Boswellia -is a plant extract which plays an important role in maintaining smooth and comfortable joint movement. It is used to support conventional drugs but does not cause the damage to cartilage that many conventional anti-inflammatories do.

  • Proprietary Antioxidant Blend -fights free radials that cause inflammation

  • Green-Lipped Muscle- an excellent source of glucosamine and chondroitin. These both are important building blocks for bones and cartilage. They are key in reducing and inhibiting inflammation, and relieving pain associated with joint problems.

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Thera-Bites Hip and Joint Chews

These chews support healthy joints and mobility in obese or elderly pets, pets undergoing a high level of physical activity, pre-disposed breeds, pets with structural bone deformities, previous joint trauma or showing pain upon rising.

INGREDIENTS

  • Glucosamine -is an important building block for cartilage. It helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber.

  • Chondroitin -known as an effective treatment for moderate treatment of osteoarthritis.

  • Whey Protein Concentrate (Osteol™) -bioactive milk proteins that boost joint formulas.

  • Manganese sulphate -is required for healthy, strong ligament development and maintenance.

  • Zinc -may help improve symptoms of arthritis by supporting the immune system and cartilage.