Joint supplements are thought to slow the progression of arthritis and reduce joint pain. They are safe to use alongside other common arthritis medicines such as anti-inflammatories and pain relief medicines.
Wear and tear throughout life means that joint problems are common in older dogs.
A joint problem/injury increases the chance of arthritis. Your vet may prescribe joint supplements for your dog if they’ve suffered a joint problem in the past.
Working dogs are at a higher risk of developing arthritis due to the amount of exercise they do. If you own a working dog, your vet may prescribe joint supplements to try to keep their joints healthy.