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Best Dog Food for Joint Health

Pet Diet & Nutrition 3 min read
Best Dog Food for Joint Health

Have you ever felt stiff, not being able to walk properly, or felt pain in the joints? If you have, your furbaby may have felt it too at some point in their lives. Joint pain issues and reduced mobility can happen for a lot of reasons. These reasons can include genetic conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia, old age with issues like arthritis, and sometimes it can also be due to accidents. Feeding your dog food for joint health and giving them dog joint supplements can support their mobility.

Why Is It Important to Select the Best Dog Food for Joint Health?

Nutrients like chondroitin and glucosamine have active benefits for joint issues.

In any of the cases, diet plays an important role in the management of the condition and to avoid pain-related issues as well. It is important because with a proper diet they get important nutrients like chondroitin and glucosamine that have active benefits for joint issues and reduced mobility. Aside from that, feeding proper amounts of food and maintaining a healthy weight are important to not put pressure on the joints and make the issues worse.

Overweight and obese pets have can make any joint and muscle issues worse by adding pressure to the joints. More than that, when they are overweight, they tend to have more difficulty standing up, they get tired faster, so they don’t exercise enough, and they end up gaining more weight, which ends up adding even more pressure to the joints. With that, the pre-existent issues can get worse and they can develop even more issues like diabetes and heart problems.

Choosing The Best Dog Food For Joint Health

When choosing the appropriate food, pet parents should look for a well-balanced diet for the age of their furbaby. There are even some commercial foods with added chondroitin and glucosamine on the market to help with joint issues and reduced mobility. Some foods richer in omega-3s can also be very beneficial for the management of this issue. Diet can also play a proactive role in the management of arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other joint issues.

The same ingredients already mentioned (chondroitin, glucosamine, and omega-3) can be given at an early age either already in the diet formulation or as an extra vitamin that you can get with your veterinarian, and help prevent future issues. A well-balanced home-cooked diet can also be beneficial, since various natural foods like fish, eggs, and berries, among others, are rich in nutrients that help the joints as well.

NHV Dog Joint Supplements

At NHV we have supplements that may help your furbaby to feel less pain in cases of joint issues, inflammation, and reduced mobility.

Supplements like Turmeric and Yucca are natural anti-inflammatories with excellent properties to help reduce discomfort and inflammation in the joints and muscles (among other organs). Old Timer was specifically formulated to help with joint and muscle issues, with herbs like guggul and cayenne that help with pain and discomfort. PetOmega 3, a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, may also be beneficial because they are known as potent anti-inflammatories as well.

If your furbaby has any joint or mobility issues, make sure to give them the correct diet rich in ingredients like chondroitin and glucosamine, keeping them at a healthy weight for their age and size.

You can count on us to help your little one be ready for a good walk with you! Click on the button below to start chatting with one of our pet experts.

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca is a holistic veterinarian from Brazil with a passion for natural and integrative medicine. She’s been studying integrative medicine and alternative (and healthier) diets since 2015, and now started to study the power of herbs with the NHV Family. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her golden retriever, Kuga.

Published: April 19, 2022

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