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Dogs put their bodies to the test every day. Even if you are cautious about your dog’s activity levels, they are still putting stress on their joints from every day movement.
They jump, run, play tag and other physical games with their owners or other dogs, climb stairs, walk up and down hills, and much more. Over time this can cause wear and tear on their joints. The good news is that there are supplements that can help prevent or slow the progression of joint issues as they get older.
But what do you look for in your dog to know if she needs extra supplements to help her live her best life?
How to Know If Your Dog Needs Joint & Mobility Supplements
You know your dog's quirks, activity level, and personality best. Here are six tell tale signs to look out for in your dog's behavior, that may indicate joint issues:
- Heavy Panting
- Older Age
- Difficulty Sitting or Standing
- Favoring One Leg or Limping
- Reluctance to Use the Stairs
- Joint Swelling
If your dog is experiencing any of the above symptoms, or a combination of them, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. These are strong indications that your pup may be suffering from underlying pain.
While supplements can help to repair and lubricate your pups joints, your veterinarian will help to rule out any possibility of an underlying medical issue or injury.
How Joint & Mobility Supplements Can Help Your Dog
- Alleviate pain/discomfort by helping to block nerve pain
- Strengthen joint tissue
- Reduce inflammation
- Naturally repair damaged tissue and cartilage
When to Start Joint & Mobility Supplements
Pet supplements targeted at joint health are a great addition to your dog's regimen around 6-7 years old. However, starting early is a wonderful option. Prevention is key for long-term health and comfort!
Why Joint Mobility Matters in Dogs
Healthy mobility and activity equal lubricated joints! Old age, intense activity and genetics all play a role in the degeneration of joints in dogs - just like their humans.
Dogs are naturally curious and active, so as pet owners we want to give them the best chance at living a long life where they can remain physically active. This is incredibly important for very active breeds!
And Finally, Ingredients Matter
If you have made the choice to start your dog on joint & mobility supplements, it's important to take a hard look at the ingredient list. Unfortunately, the pet supplement world isn't well regulated, leading to supplements that are packed with added sugar, fillers, and most importantly, carbohydrates.
Ketona Daily Mobility Chews are healthy, chewable treats that you can feel good about giving to your pet. The natural duck flavor is an added bonus that dogs drool over!
Our chews contain four powerful joint support agents: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Turmeric. They are all natural, organic, and contain no added carbs, artificial flavors, fillers, or anything that doesn't belong there! Each chew contains only one gram of digestible carbohydrate.