Glucosamine for dogs and cats
Glucosamine for dogs and cats can aid pets with stiff joints and reduced mobility. Natural joint supplements for pets with key ingredients like glucosamine can help to maintain your pet’s quality of life by maintaining heir optimum joint health.
Glucosamine is naturally found within the body of animals. It is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan (a molecule used in the formation and regeneration of cartilage and other body tissues). As animals get older the production of glucosamine slows down thus supplementing dogs and cats with Glucosamine is important to help maintain the necessary levels needed to support healthy joint function whilst promoting mobility, flexibility and aiding stiff joints in your pet.
Glucosamine is an essential building block of many parts of an animal’s joints, including ligaments, tendons, cartilage and synovial fluid. It helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber.
There are two forms of glucosamine: Glucosamine Sulphate and Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCL). Glucosamine HCL is the highest quality, purest form of glucosamine, it is more stable and occurs naturally in every living organism. Glucosamine HCL has more pure glucosamine per gram for aiding cartilage formation.
Most glucosamine for dogs and cats is manufactured from processing chitin from the shells of shellfish, including shrimp, lobsters and crabs. As nutravet is an ethical company, we make sure that our glucosamine for cats and dogs is sourced from the most ethical form. All ingredients used in our products are ethically and sustainably sourced.
Glucosamine when combined with chondroitin sulphate – a molecule naturally present in cartilage that gives cartilage elasticity and is believed to help maintain healthy cartilage and synovial fluid viscosity – can help to give extra joint protection and is also an important building block for cartilage, as well as supporting joint structure. Read more about the The importance of chondroitin for dogs and cats here
Introducing your pet to a glucosamine supplement for pets such as nutraquin+ can help to maintain and build healthy joint tissue. nutraquin+ is an effective joint supplement for dogs and cats. It’s a fast acting support product containing necessary high strength ingredients that help maintain healthy joint function in dogs, cats and horses whilst supporting the natural systems that control inflammation.