Dog Joint Supplements
Introducing Naturecan’s dog joint supplements for mobility support: an exclusive selection of products made with CBD and UC-II® that offer support for dogs with joint pain or mobility issues. UC-II® is a clinically proven ingredient to reduce pain and inflammation caused by arthritis in dogs.
What is UC-II®?
A clinically proven ingredient called UC-II® is made of type II undenatured collagen made from chicken sternum cartilage. Type II collagen is necessary for giving your joints mechanical strength, gliding ability, and cushioning. UC-II® works by decreasing joint inflammation and encouraging the growth of new cartilage, which is crucial because as dog's age, their bodies create less collagen, which causes stiffness and pain in the joints.
Studies show that UC-II® outperforms common dog joint supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin and significantly reduces pain associated with arthritis in dogs. To learn more about UC-II®, check out our blog.
What changes may you see with UC-II®?
What is CBD for pets?
CBD works by influencing the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a cell-signalling network that regulates vital processes and keeps the body balanced (homeostasis). While research on CBD is still in its infancy, early studies indicate that it could offer a wide range of potential benefits.
Some studies have looked specifically at the effects of CBD on both pain and joint pain and found promising results; however, more research is needed to confirm the initial findings. To learn more about CBD for pets, check out our blog.
Can you use CBD and UC-II® together?
Many dog joint supplements use a combination of active ingredients to help combat issues or alleviate symptoms. CBD for pets and UC-II® are a great combo as CBD provides a quick onset helping your dog feel comfortable while the UC-II® builds up in their system and takes effect.
Check out our bundle and save on this double-pronged approach to joint care for dogs.
Dog Joint Pain
1 in 5 dogs (20%) (1) experience hip & joint issues at some point, resulting in pain, inflammation, discomfort, and reduced mobility.
Trying to determine whether a dog has joint pain or mobility issues can be a stressful task for pet parents. Often it can be a gut feeling, but sometimes you can be completely unaware of your dog's discomfort.
As dogs age, their behaviour changes compared to when they were younger and more energetic. The common signs associated with dog mobility issues can often be confused or mixed up with just ‘old age’. Arthritis in dogs and joint pain are usually only associated with senior dogs, but that isn’t always the case.
Mobility issues in dogs are a common cause of euthanasia. Many people don't know how dog joint supplements may help slow down the onset of arthritis in dogs or help reduce dog joint pain.
Introducing dog joint supplements to their diets can assist with your dog’s mobility issues, improving their overall wellness and potentially lengthening their lifespan. More and more pet parents are opting for natural remedies for dog joint pain or supplements to promote healthy hips and joints. Before looking into supplements for dog arthritis or general hip and joint wellness, it is important to understand the types of dog joint pain, why they occur and the symptoms to look out for.
Common Mobility Issues in Dogs
There are many reasons why you might be seeing dog mobility issues. It is always best to contact your vet if you have concerns about dog arthritis or other dog joint pain symptoms.
Some of the more common reasons for dog mobility issues include:
Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip dysplasia is a painful disease that causes the hips to weaken and become arthritic. Several breeds have a predisposition for hip dysplasia in dogs, predominately larger dog breeds, like Hungarian Vizslas, Labradors, Boxers and German Shepards. It can also occur in smaller dogs too.
Dog joint pain occurs because the functionality of the hip is compromised. In dogs with hip dysplasia, the ball and socket in the joint do not fit or develop properly; instead, they rub together, resulting in deterioration over time and an eventual loss of function in the joint itself.
Arthritis in Dogs
Dog arthritis is a common degenerative condition that affects a dog's joints, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. It primarily occurs in older dogs, although certain breeds may be more predisposed. Arthritis develops when the protective cartilage that cushions the joints wears down over time, leading to inflammation and discomfort.
This can impact a dog's quality of life, making it challenging for them to move, play, or even perform everyday activities.
Birth defects may cause your dog's mobility difficulties, even at a young age. Some dogs can be born with diseases that mean they have fragile bones and weak joints, leading to joint pain from an early age. This also makes them more susceptible to breaks and injuries which also results in dog pain.
Some injuries may cause damage to your dog’s bones, joints or muscles or strain them, leading to difficulty moving and pain. Most dog joint pain caused by injury will eventually heal, however, there are some cases where there might be permanent damage.
Signs of Dog Joint Pain
The typical amount of sleep a dog requires depends on several variables, such as age, size, and activity levels. However, as a guide, a dog between the ages of 1 and 5 should sleep 12 to 14 hours every day.
As a dog gets older, the number of hours increases. However, a dramatic increase in the number of hours may be a sign a dog is in pain. The pain could be a result of dog arthritis or hip and joint pain.
Lagging on Walks
Dog Joint pain may be indicated by a decline in overall activity, such as losing interest in play or walks. A shift in activity level is frequently accompanied by an increase in sleep. The amount of time they can spend exercising is another sign. Even little periods of movement might be painful for older dogs. And finally, a speed drop can be a sign of dog mobility problems. Due to their tight and swollen joints, dogs with arthritis may have trouble moving rapidly.
If your dog is limping, holding up a leg, or favouring one side while walking, it could be a sign of joint discomfort or pain.Sometimes dogs may exhibit an altered or abnormal gait, such as a "bunny hopping" motion in the hind legs.
Dogs limp when they have pain as a natural instinct to alleviate discomfort and protect the injured or painful area. Limping is a way for dogs to reduce weight-bearing on the affected leg or joint.
Dogs who suffer from joint pain may become agitated or sensitive. Pain may be the cause of your dog's unusual grumpiness or negative responses to particular types of touching. When moving or being touched, dogs may vocalize their feelings by whining, whimpering, or even yelping.
Dogs in pain might may become withdrawn and prefer to be alone to avoid any accidental bumps or interactions that could cause discomfort.
Keep your Dog Mobile
Our dogs are much more than just pets; they are family members, and it can be very upsetting to witness a member of the family suffering. We advise looking into dog joint supplements after determining the symptoms of the dog's joint pain.
We strongly advise speaking with your veterinarian if you think your dog is exhibiting any of the above symptoms to identify the source of their discomfort. We also advise researching dog joint supplements or aids. Numerous pet owners are turning increasingly to holistic and natural treatments for joint problems like dog arthritis. Many remedies can help maintain healthy joints and lessen inflammation.
Why choose Naturecan's dog joint supplements?
All of Naturecan’s products are created using industry-leading technology and undergo rigorous testing practices with third parties to ensure product quality and supply chain transparency. Our CBD for pets is developed with isolate formulations for pet safety to ensure zero THC, terpenes and flavonoids.
To provide a completely natural approach to pet health, we are expanding our pet wellness line to include ingredients that have received clinical support, such as UC-II®. To ensure that we are giving your pet the best products possible, all ingredients are thoroughly investigated and supported by our in-house veterinarians.
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