Dogs and cats both suffer from many joint problems, if left unchecked, these can become severe in later life. The best way to prevent joint issues is a proactive approach, that reduces the chances of serious conditions occurring. The oil used in a pet food will determine joint aids like the omega fatty acids, and other ingredients like Green Lipped Mussels will also help. However, the best way to know if there is a specific joint pack added to the food is to look for Glucosamine, Chondroitin or MSM within your chosen brand.
This group contains lower quality oils and Omegas that aid joint care. There are no specific ingredients added for extra joint health.
This category contains a better standard of oils which are higher in Omegas which help with joint care. Omega oils reduce inflammation around the skeleton.
This category contains added ingredients specifically designed to aid joints: Including either part of a joint pack or natural holistic ingredient. For example: Glucosamine/Chondroitin or Green Lipped Mussel alongside a higher quality oil.
Including joint care supplements is the best approach to joint health. A strong joint pack which is added and includes levels of Glucosamine and Chondroitin up to 750mg/kg for a dog and up to 350mg/kg for a cat. Added MSM provides extra support and is recommended but not required.
Including joint care supplements is the best approach to joint health. A very strong joint pack that contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin at levels above 750mg/kg for a dog and above 350mg/kg for a cat. MSM provides extra support and is recommended but not required.