Cats and dogs, as they reach their old age start to experience what all living things have to go through. Be it a man, woman, cat, dog, or a horse, all of these and many other types of organisms get to an age where the naturally produced fluids in the body start to decrease gradually. Every part, no matter how small, helps in running the body of an organism smoothly. As the old age approaches, people slow down. It is because even though not a lot would confess, of the ever decreasing fluids in your joints keeping them well lubricated. This is exactly the case with dogs.
When a dog stays with you for a long time you basically witness its youth and then its old age. The diagnosis that you or any other observer would then provide for an old dog would be based on the fact that the dog will be seen slouching, showing reluctance in climbing stairs, going on walks with you, etc.
With research it was found that the reason behind these actions of dogs is the lack of production of glucosamine and chondroitin. Glucosamine and chondroitin are effective in improving dog’s joint health. They are initially present in a dog’s body in large quantities. Therefore, it is recommended that a dog be fed with glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. It obviously will not decrease the dog’s age but some of the effects of old age will be countered.
One, glucosamine is a natural substance therefore no matter how much intake, it does not have many side effects. Or at least, the side effects resulting from a supplement digested will be from the share of the supplement that contains ingredients other than glucosamine.
Two, it won’t just take care of the rough bones that resulted due to the use of ill-lubricated joints but also restore them to the time of the dog’s youth. And it will all be natural since the main element of the supplement is natural.
Three, it is also anti-inflammatory, therefore, all the inflammations caused in the body due to old age will be taken care of. And the body, if not from the outside, then at least from the inside will be of a body of a dog’s youth. This will lessen the need for animal insurance and reduce potential veterinary bills.
Four, the pain medications normally given to the dogs for the sole reason of taking care of old age pain, the use of them can be completely eliminated. Glucosamine, when ingested, basically removes the root cause of pain so dogs do not have to opt for pain medication which only reduces pain and doesn’t treat the root cause of the problem.
It is given that as a pet owner you love your pet and would like to make it suffer less and less in its old age. Glucosamine can help. Here’s one product that seems to have good reviews on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Nootie-Glucosamine-Chondroitin-Supplement-Dysplasia/dp/B018R9UHU8