Just like our joints wear and tear with age, so do those of our beloved pets. Arthritis in dogs & cats is a common condition that affects middle aged and senior pets, and it can negatively affect their life. Also known as degenerative joint disease, it occurs when a joint is unstable and causes the bones to move abnormally. Cartilages usually act as a barrier between bones, but when they erode with age, the bones begin to rub against each other, causing chronic pain and inflammation.
Signs of Arthritis in Dogs & Cats
The first and most obvious sign is a pet that is limping. But there are other indicators too, for example a dog that doesn’t charge up the stairs like it used to back in the days or a dog that takes longer to recover after play time. Also, if your dog used to be very active and follow you everywhere around the house, but now it is just staying in one place; this can also be a sign of mobility problems.
Cats are not that active, so their signs of arthritis might be different. For example, cats may urinate or defecate outside of the litter box, because it’s too painful for them to jump into it. If you see your kitty grooming excessively in one area, that might also indicate chronic joint pain.
The bottom line is that if you notice any unusual behaviour in your pet, it’s time to consult with your veterinarian. Besides a treatment that he might give you, he will also recommend changing your pet’s diet in order to improve the health of joints and bones, reduce pain and inflammation. Here are some of the delicious treats that we have and who might help a lot:
Australian Pure Chondroitin Meal Topper
Meal toppers for pets can make great additions to their regular food, providing extra taste and nutrients. This product is made of shark cartilage powder and it can have great benefits for dogs and cats suffering of arthritis.
Studies have shown that chondroitin combined with glucosamine sulphate may slow down the process that destroys cartilage in the early stages of arthritis. Besides this, they may reduce the pain associated with this cruel health condition.
Just like all the other Loyal Pet Treats products, the Australian Pure Chondroitin Meal Topper has been made with the patented NutriesealTM process. This process preserves taste and nutrients, without the need of added preservatives, flavours or colourings.
Let your beloved puppy or cat enjoy this delicious treat, while also helping it to prevent or ease the pain of arthritis. Get the Australian pure chondroitin meal topper now!
Green Lipped Mussels
Green lipped mussels are known for their health benefits, mostly because the high concentration of omega 3 fatty acids. According to the Centre for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, omega 3 is highly beneficial in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, including arthritis. Get them now!
Other treats that we have which are great for arthritis in dogs & cats are the Roo Chondroitin and Glucosamine meal topper and the Australian shark cartilage. Your pet not only will love them, but may also help improve their health.