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The Health Benefits of Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Dogs

Jun 11, 2021

Glucosamine and chondroitin are most likely two words that you’ve seen in the supplement world for both humans and pets. The reason why these two terms are increasingly popular is because of the wonderful benefits it can offer joint health when dealing with occasional discomfort. If you’re on the search for a supplement to promote healthy joints in your dog’s body, then you may want to consider glucosamine and chondroitin. We’re here to break down all the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin and how you can add them into your dog’s everyday supplement routine.

What is glucosamine for dogs?

Glucosamine is a natural substance that is innately found in the joints and other parts of the body. When pets start to age, their bodies unfortunately start to produce less glucosamine. Glucosamine is then needed to produce the glycosaminoglycans that can help promote healthy joints and help maintain normal healthy cartilage and joint function.

What is chondroitin for dogs?

Chondroitin is another natural substance that is found in the connective tissues of humans and animals. Chondroitin is often used for maintaining normal healthy cartilage and joint function in a dog’s body.

How can glucosamine and chondroitin benefit my dog’s health?

Glucosamine and chondroitin are often combined with one another to have a positive effect on dog joint health. While glucosamine and chondroitin can both support a normal inflammatory response in the body, they can both be beneficial in supporting joint flexibility and mobility as well.

Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can be helpful in supporting your dog when they start experiencing occasional discomfort after normal daily exercise.

Where is glucosamine and chondroitin sourced from?

Both glucosamine and chondroitin can be sourced from multiple places. Glucosamine is often sourced from animal bones, shellfish, or fungi. Most chondroitin is sourced from animal sources, such as beef cartilage.

At Pet Releaf, we always strive to source the highest quality ingredients for your pet’s health. In our Hip & Joint Chews for Dogs, we incorporate glucosamine and chondroitin in the ingredient panel. Our glucosamine is sourced from fermented plants, while our chondroitin is sourced from bovine.

Glucosamine from fermented plants can be considered superior to ones sourced from shellfish as it is made with a process that is more sustainable for the environment. By utilizing this glucosamine source, we are reducing solid waste by 98% and water use by 99.6%!

How can I supplement glucosamine and chondroitin in my dog’s daily regimen?

At Pet Releaf, we made a conscious decision to add functional ingredients into our Edibites line. We wanted our Edibites to deliver even more health benefits, while still delivering dogs their favorite flavors. Our Peanut Butter & Banana is one of our most popular flavors that includes additional ingredients that can help support your dog’s joint health. Although our Edibites all incorporate our full spectrum CBD, we added ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin, and noni to our Hip & Joint Chews for Dogs to promote healthy joints.

Depending on your dog’s weight, we have recommended usage amounts on all our products! Our Hip & Joint Chews are available in small and medium as well as a large breed potency. If you’re unsure about trying our Hip & Joint Chews, they are also available in a trial-size version so your dog can give them a try before committing to a full bag.

When should I administer Hip & Joint Chews?

As for all of our CBD products, we recommend daily use for the best results. Not only can CBD support a normal inflammatory response and promote calming effects, but it can also support a healthy immune system as well. Administering CBD every day is key to keeping your healthy dog healthy. Learn all about the benefits of CBD for pets with our CBD pet guide.

If your dog only experiences occasional discomfort after long walks or hikes, administer our Hip & Joint Chews before or afterwards to support healthy hip and joint health. If your dog needs more consistent hip and joint support, try administering our Edibites daily.

Should I consult my veterinarian before supplementing glucosamine and chondroitin for dogs?

Yes! We always recommend consulting with your veterinarian before adding new supplements or medications to your pet’s daily regimen. This way, your vet has a full understanding of your pet’s health profile and can recommend the best options.

Curious if our Hip & Joint Chews are your pet’s perfect product match? Give our Product Finder a try! Our Product Finder offers custom recommendations based on your pet’s age, weight, and specific health concern.

This is not medical advice. Before pursuing feeding your dog a new food or supplement, it’s advised to consult with your veterinarian.

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