Joint Care Quality

Dogs & Cats

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.

1/5Points
Scored

Lower Quality Oil

This group contains lower quality oils and Omegas that aid joint care. There are no specific ingredients added for extra joint health.

2/5Points
Scored

Higher Quality Oil

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.

3/5Points
Scored

Oil + One Joint Care Ingredient

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.

4/5Points
Scored

Lower Quantity of Joint Care Ingredients

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.

5/5Points
Scored

Higher Quantity of Joint Care Ingredients

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.