Glucosamine for Dogs supplements are not only for the older dogs with arthritis, but dogs of all ages can also benefit from them. Make sure to check this list before choosing a supplement for your dog:
- Choose a Supplement with Multiple Active Ingredients
For maximum efficacy, it is important to go for the joint supplement that contains more than two of the available ingredients. Apart from glucosamine, your chosen supplement should also include MSM, turmeric and chondroitin. A combination of three or more of these will have maximum benefits to your dog.
- Check the Amount of Active Ingredients
If the amount of active ingredients is not indicated on the product (in milligrams), it is likely that it contains very low levels that could not substantially help your dog’s joints. Normally, a dog should consume about 20mg of glucosamine per day for every pound of its weight. Manufacturers are adding trivial quantities of active ingredients to dry dog food to entice customers, while the food can’t have any serious impact on the health of the dog’s joints.
- Be Safe and Purchase Products Made in the USA
Due to the availability of other manufacturers outside the USA who produce dog supplements, it is important to check where they’re made prior to any purchase. These other manufacturers offer substandard food with trivial supplement quantities at low prices that entice pet stores. Ensure you buy Made in USA products with high-quality consumable products for your dog.
- Choose a Hypoallergenic for Dogs with Allergies
If your dog has exhibited hypersensitivity or an allergic reaction towards a certain ingredient before, go for the hypoallergenic option. Although they don’t provide full proof from causing allergies, they are less likely to use active ingredients that may cause hypersensitivity in dogs.
- Results are Different for Every Dog
Depending on the age and condition of the dog, the supplement effect will be manifested differently. It is advised to start administering the supplement at the age of 5 and earlier for bigger dogs. In case you wait until you see signs of pain and distress on your dog, the joint supplement may provide relief but after one or two months.
- Taste and Format Matters
It is quite discouraging to purchase the best joint supplement and then have them refuse to eat it. The most commonly available delivery formats for joint supplements are tablet chews, liquid and soft chews; each having its merits and demerits.
When it comes to choosing the most palatable, go for the liquids or soft chews as dogs will prefer these mostly. Ruff Hero’s soft chews also come with a range of nutraceuticals and yummy flavor, making it the preferred choice for many dog owners.
The research we carried out on hip and joint supplements for dogs led to the development of a specifically formulated variety of supplements for joint care known as Ruff Hero Mobility, all natural, made at an FDA approved facility and full of nutrients to keep your dog active for longer.