Hip, Joint, Hooray! Let's talk Hip & Joint Care for your Dog.
Dogs are happiest during playtime. As dog owners, that means doing all that we can to provide the utmost comfort and support for our pup’s hips and joints. Being preventative against joint issues can positively impact their quality of life. Whether it’s in support of zoomies around the living room, laps around the yard, hiking up mountains and trails, or being our favorite sidewalk running partner, taking extra care of these sensitive areas play a vital role in giving your dog a long, active life. Let's talk about how to do just that.
Start with a Wholesome Diet
Choosing high-quality dog food that nourishes them with the proper vitamins and nutrients is essential to not only keeping them healthy, but keeping their weight maintained. Just as it goes for humans, added weight causes stress on your dog’s hips and joints and will eventually cause joint pain, leaving them to be less comfortably active. Be sure to follow your vet’s recommendations regarding your dog’s diet based on their breed and weight. And though we are all guilty at times, try to avoid over feeding and handing out too many table scraps to help them maintain that healthy weight.
Offer Daily Zooms (No, not the work-from-home kind)
Aside from proper nutrition, having a regular exercise routine will not only help keep excess weight off your dog, but it will also give your dog something to look forward to. Leading a consistent and active lifestyle for your pup helps promote joint mobility, strength, and healthy cartilage which is essential in order for joints to function effortlessly and without pain.
Tip: Treat Injuries Promptly! Accidents and injuries are no joke, even for our furry friends. It's absolutely crucial that any signs of injury in your dog are treated right away. Neglecting to do so could pave the way for joint troubles down the line. Don't let your pup suffer in silence!
This is a Big One: Introduce Vital Supplements
We've discussed the general health basics that all living beings are supposed to follow, which is eat well and stay active. But what else can we do to boost hip and joint health for our four-legged companions? Hint, this is where joint supplements come in.
Natural Dog Company's premium hip and joint health supplements are nutrient-packed with natural, active ingredients thoughtfully selected to support the hip joints, promote healthy joint cartilage, and support a healthy inflammatory response in the body.
Here's a quick breakdown of our products to help you understand what product is best for your dog:
Hip & Joint Oil
Natural Dog Company's Hip & Joint Oil is a liquid glucosamine that supports canine joint function, cartilage health, and overall mobility. It provides support for healthy bones, joint strength, and connective tissues while helping to ease discomfort by promoting mobility and flexibility. Our Hip & Joint oil may also help relieve occasional inflammation associated with normal exercise and activity.
Hip & Joint Soft Chew Supplements
Our Hip & Joint Supplement Chews deliver impactful, active ingredients. Our soft chews feature Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, and New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel, which all work together to support the function of joints, bones, muscles, and cartilage . Choosing which of these products is best for your dog simply comes down to personal preference - a soft chew or a liquid supplement! Some dogs have a preference, and picky dogs need their vitamins too!
Multivitamin Supplement Chews
Need a little bit more than just joint care? While the other mentioned products have a higher focus on the hips and joints, our Multivitamin Soft Chews can assist in supporting overall health and wellness while additionally promoting and benefiting healthy joints.
For Puppies: It's important to maintain hip and joint health early, especially for breeds that need a little extra joint support later on in life. These supplements can be given to puppies as long as they're eating solid foods, so you can be sure they're getting the most support throughout their life.
Like Shakira Said, Healthy Hips and Joints Don't Lie
Healthy hips are a great indicator of your dog's physical well-being, making for happy trails and happy tails! Playtime is the greatest gift a dog could ask for, and supporting their hip & joint health is a great way to bolster that. Give your furry friend the best chance at long-term joint health by incorporating a proper diet, regular exercise, and the mighty power of hip and joint supplements into their daily routine.
With an array of options to choose from, each packed with their own unique blend of powerful ingredients and incredible benefits, don't forget to dive into the labels and make sure you're giving your pup the best possible formula for their needs.