When to use joint supplements
Speak to your vet if you think that joint supplements may be helpful for your dog. Here are some situations for which they may be helpful:
Dog with arthritis
Joint supplements can be used to try to keep joints as healthy as possible and slow down the progression of arthritis. Your vet may advise starting joint supplements at the very first sign of arthritis in your pet. If your pet is painful due to arthritis, joint supplements can be safely used at the same time as anti-inflammatory and other pain relief medications.
Older dogs are at risk of arthritis so joint supplements can be used to try to prevent it from developing.
Dogs that have had a previous injury
Injuries, joint problems or infections increase your dog’s risk of arthritis. Joint supplements can be used to try to slow down the progression of arthritis in these dogs.
Working dogs are at a high risk of developing arthritis due to the amount of exercise they do. Joint supplements can be used to try and keep their joints as healthy as possible throughout their life.