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Dog arthritis is one of the leading causes of pet disability. When the condition is left untreated, dog arthritis can cause massive damage to the cartilage within the joints. This results in “bone against bone” contact, which can be very painful for your dog. In the moderate to advanced stage, dog joint supplements that are given orally may not be as effective and veterinarians such as myself often recommend a more potent injectible supplement.

What is Cartilage?

Cartilage is the fibrous-elastic tissue that lines the joints. Ninety five percent of the tissue is composed of the matrix, which is made of collagen (tough fiber) and proteoglycans that contain glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) to soak up water. These two substances make the cartilage tough but spongy, enabling it to function as a shock absorber.

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Posted by: christopher

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The steady increase of dogs affected with dog arthritis is alarming. Just like human arthritis, a definite cure has not yet been discovered but as dog owners, we can make life for our beloved dogs easier. By treating the common symptoms like joint pain and inflammation, we can alleviate their suffering. Treatment alternatives such natural supplements have been increasing in popularity.

Flax Seed Interest on the Rise

Supplements use plant or animal ingredients, the theory being that natural ingredients are toxic to your dog’s body compared to the synthetic ingredients of the prescription dog medications. I am not sure this is always the case but it is the common perception, so let’s work with it for now.

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