Older pets or those that have joint injuries or disorders are prone to arthritis. It is heartbreaking to watch a previously active dog or cat start to slow down, but thankfully many different types of treatment for arthritis are now available. Your veterinarian can help you determine what combination of therapies is best for your pet, but it is safe to assume that a joint supplement will be part of the mix.
With so many different types of joint supplements available, how does an owner, or a vet for that matter, know which is best? Different individuals seem to respond better to different products. So if you try one and are less than thrilled at your pet’s response, try another. Keep in mind that it can take a month or more to see the full effect of a joint supplement.
Veterinarians routinely recommend products made by Nutramax Laboratories. This company has an excellent reputation for providing high-quality supplements that are supported by scientific research. Nutramax is the manufacturer of popular joint supplements Cosequin and Dasuquin.