Dog arthritis is very common in older dogs. With more than 5 million dogs affected in the U.S.A. alone, there are plenty of companies looking to grab a share of the money that’s spent every year on dog arthritis treatments.
One industry that’s really trying to grab some market share is pet food manufacturers. In order to attract dog arthritis business, some pet food companies are selling products that contain glucosamine, chondroitin, and Omega 3 fatty acids. But are the supplements present in sufficient quantity to help relieve the pain and swelling of dog arthritis? Let’s find out.
Although glucosamine has been successfully used to treat dog arthritis, there are three KEY questions you must ask yourself when it comes to buying supplemented dog food.
- Does the quantity of food your dog eats each day supply a beneficial dosage of glucosamine?
- Is the glucosamine provided the correct type for your dog?
- Are the other fortification supplements present beneficial and provided in the correct dosages?
In most cases, the answer you will find to each of those questions is “NO.” But before you walk away without buying dog food fortified with glucosamine to help treat dog arthritis, consider this: