This is a natural supplement for arthritis and joint problems in cats and in dogs. It is made from two major ingredients that are used in a lot of arthritis supplements for pets: glucosamine and chondroitin. It also has vitamin C in it as well, which can boost the pet's immune system in general. It comes in chewable tablets that your pet eats, and they are beef and cheese flavored (so it's basically like giving your pet a vitamin-enhanced treat).
How does it work?
The two main ingredients in it, glucosamine and chondroitin, are naturally occurring molecules that play an important role in the health of bone cartilage. Glucosamine is a sugar, and it helps the dog or cat's body form and repair cartilage. Chondroitin is a protein that makes cartilage more elastic. These are both used in many arthritis medicines for people as well. Basically, they help your pet naturally make its joints more healthy and less painful to move by supplementing the molecules the body uses to repair its joints.
While you might be skeptical of natural supplements, in the case of pet arthritis they can actually do quite a bit of good in many cases. They don't work for all pets. But they do enable the pet's body to repair itself by giving it more "raw materials" to do so. In many cases, that's all the pet needs, and it is cheaper and has less side effects than the drug-based arthritis treatments. The best option if you're considering a supplement is to see if it works, and if you don't see any improvement within a month to a month and a half, go with anti-arthritis medication.
Are there side effects?
No, not really. Sometimes with arthritis supplements pets will get indigestion or dislike the taste of the particular supplement. There aren't any significant side effects mainly because arthritis supplements are made of stuff that is in your pet anyway. It's kind of like eating cereal. If you get 200% of your daily vitamin D dose, it's not a big deal.
Where can I get it?
You can get it for dogs online here:
You can get it for cats online here:
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