Arthritis and general joint pain is very common in dogs. Our own dog Finnegan is a Shar-Pei/Golden Retriever mix, and he had some pretty serious arthritis flare-ups when he was only four of five years old. In the middle of walks he would start limping badly, and his ankles would swell to double their size, staying that way for several days.
Since then (he’s nine now) we’ve treated him very successfully – and by very successfully we mean NO flare-ups – with some easy-to-find supplements. These supplements can also be used as a preventive and ongoing measure to help dogs with or prone to hip dysplasia.
Cetyl M contains cetyl myristoleate – a powerful esterified fatty acid – and is readily available at Amazon and other outlets. Duralactin contains MicroLactin, a low-lactose, dried milk protein concentrate, and is a long-term adjunct to be used in combination with glucosamine/chondroitin
products. It is also available commonly. Speaking of Glucosamine and Chondroitin, we’ve always use Blue Buffalo food for our dogs and they LOVE it, plus it contains both of those important joint-health ingredients! QUALITY dog food that contains
Glucosamine makes a HUGE difference in a dog’s health and longevity!
Here are a couple of good overview articles on Arthritis and related supplements for dogs: