Getting the most out of joint supplements for dogs
Whether you are giving your dog joint supplements to support their stiff old joints or for a puppy that needs support to help maintain their joints as they grow, as pet owners, ensuring your pet’s mobility health is crucial.
On the face of it many joint supplements for dogs and cats can appear good value however, many are very low in strength and contain fillers and unnecessary cheap ingredients meaning to get any real benefit from them you have to take large quantities. The nutraquin range provides the highest strength products for pets whilst delivering the most affordable price.
It’s important to know exactly what you are giving to your dog; many pet supplements do not state all the ingredients. The nutraquin range, only contains the highest quality, natural ingredients, which are both ethically and sustainably sourced with the purity levels stated on the packaging, so you know exactly what you are giving your dog.
When should I start giving my dog joint supplements?
Many pet owners give their pet joint supplements for dogs when they notice them slowing down or struggling with stiff joints. However, joint support products are not just for older dogs, younger pets can also be given them to help maintain their joint health as they grow.
Being proactive and taking steps to maintain your puppy’s health as they grow is a good thing and it means that they’re less likely to develop problems with stiffness and mobility when they get older. nutraquin includes high purity omega-3s, meaning it is ideal for milder cases, breeds predisposed to joint stiffness and puppies where it can support your puppy’s joints and mobility health as they grow.
How to give your dog supplements
nutraquin+ are sprinkle capsules, which allow you to open the capsule and sprinkle the contents onto or mix it into your pet’s food. Some pets can be fussy eaters and instantly know something is in their food – we also recommend sprinkling it onto their favourite treat or in something smelly, such as tuna or mackerel.
nutraquin omega-3 joint support are gel capsules, which are easy to administer to pets. If your pet does not like taking full capsules, then they can be pierced and squeezed into or onto your pet's food to help with easy administration.
When should you give your dog their joint supplements?
For optimal benefit it's recommended to give your dog the full dose as recommended by your vet or as per their weight. All capsules should be given at the same time, with food – so either with their morning feed or afternoon, depending on how many times and when you feed your dog during the day.
When should I expect to see results?
Be sure to keep up with the recommended loading dose, unlike other joint supplements for dogs that take up to 6 weeks before you see the benefit, nutraquin+ are fast acting, with the benefits often seen within 4-7 days.
However, this is an average and is dependent on the animal and level of stiffness or depending on the individual health issue – the recommended loading dose is 6 weeks and by this time you should have started to see noticeable changes.
What’s the difference between nutraquin and nutraquin+?
nutraquin is a prophylactic support for maintaining healthy joints. It is recommended for younger and growing animals that need early-stage support or breeds that are predisposed to joint stiffness.
nutraquin+ is advanced support for pets showing signs of joint stiffness. It’s ideal for mid-aged and older pets that are showing clinical signs of joint stiffness.
If you are worried about your pet’s health and have spotted that they are slowing down or struggling to jump up on furniture or climb stairs, speak to your vet. Your vet is best placed to monitor their health and can check them for other health issues.
You can find your local nutraquin stockist here.