Dogs like humans can suffer from various ailments. A common condition which affects our four-legged friends are diseases of the joints. They are painful for the animal, and the worst of them take all the joy of life, that is, the freedom, carefree movement.
Causes of joint diseases
The basic factor that affects the development of diseases of the joints and cartilage in dogs is mainly their race, the extent to which they grow, as well as genetic, history of mechanical injuries, age, and obesity. All these factors influence the formation of degenerative changes, which occur especially in the knee, hip and elbow.
How to prevent?
Knowing that our pet has a predisposition to diseases of the joints it is worth asking
on prevention. Important here is a sufficient amount of traffic, as well as maintaining a normal body weight. Preventive measures also supports an adequate diet that will give your dog the proper nutrients, protect cartilage.
Diet at the first place
When choosing food for our dog, who suffers from diseases of joints and cartilage we urgently need to look at the ingredients contained in it.
Karma Purina Veterinary Diets JM Joint Mobility Formula contains, in addition to the basic ingredients, omega - 3 and omega - 6, which reduce inflammation of the joints, and antioxidants that minimize the oxidative stress. In addition, EPA, glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate strengthen cartilage. Karma is moderately caloric, which will allow for the maintenance of normal body weight of the dog.
TROVET Hydrolysed Omega Diet (OHD Dog) is the karma created on the basis of OHD diet, which helps with many diseases, including atopic skin, inflammation of the skin, intestine, or malignancy. Forage is enriched in omega 3, ALA, and GLA, fructooligosaccharides, taurine, L-carnitine, niacin, folic acid, vitamins A, D, E, C, B vitamins, as well as various amino acids and minerals. An important advantage of the crisps is that in the composition there is lactose and gluten.
Noteworthy they are also food company Eukanuba. Series Daily Care Sensitive Joint and a series of Joint Mobility. The first is ideal for daily care for the pet's joints. Designed especially for large dogs. It contains glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, which are responsible for healthy and strong joints, as well as the omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, D3, E, copper, beta-carotene, calcium, and L-carnitine. The second series is designed specifically for older animals that regardless of age, could enjoy an active life and excellent condition. In addition to vitamins and minerals from the Daily Care Sensitive Joint,
further comprises omega-6 fatty acids, GLA, chromium, FOS and antioxidants.
Only the best
When choosing dog food with diseases of joints and cartilage to be remembered above all that they contain omega - 3, glucosamine and antioxidants, so the dog will be able to enjoy better health and condition for a long time.