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 has specifically added ingredients designed to aid joints: Including either part of a joint pack or holistic ingredient, alongside a high-quality oil.
This is the best way of seeing an active joint care approach in pet food. A strong joint pack which is added and includes levels of Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM up to 750mg/kg for a dog and up to 350mg/kg for a cat.
The highest score is achieved when a pet food adds multiple forms of joint care and a joint pack that contains Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM at levels above 750mg/kg for a dog and above 350mg/kg for a cat.