Approximately 25-30% of family pets suffer from osteoarthritis.
Stiffness, pain and swelling they experience is really no
different than what you as a human being would. Although there
are some differences that go to the cause of the disease,
that is really not the important issue here. This issue is
one of addressing it.
Can't Discuss their Pain
have to be especially vigilant with your pets. Unlike humans,
most of their OA develops almost immediately after trauma
to their bodies. In other words, the onset can and is often
within weeks of even a minor injury as opposed to years for
typical response (if diagnosed) by a veterinarian is to prescribe
NSAIDS (aspirin, aleve, motrin, etc.) for pain. In the more
severe cases, steroids or even surgery may be suggested. The
first approach is absolutely wrong and often causes undesirable
side effects even though your pet may experience some pain
relief. The latter approach borders on even more dangerous
combined with other ingredients like chondroitin, boswellin,
and omega 3 will ease your pet's OA pain within a matter of
about ten days. In extremely severe cases, it might take thirty
days. Results will only be seen in this time period, however,
if you use high-quality liquid glucosamine and not powdered,
or pill glucosamine. You will be able to see the results in
the way in which your pet is behaving.
equal importance, the glucosamine and other ingredients will
go to work immediately to not only slow the progression of
the OA, it will actually begin the process of restoring healthy
and resilient cartilage to your animal. What should be of
some importance to all of you is that this can be accomplished
at a minimal cost and without the inconvenience of repeated
visits to your vet.
Much Glucosamine Does My Dog Need?
depends on the weight of your dog. Follow the chart below
of Dog or Cat (lbs.)
to Administer Glucosamine to Dogs
the glucosamine you are giving your dog is in liquid form
(recommended), it should be quite a bit easier than getting
your dog to swallow capsules or pills. With liquid formulas
for pets you administer the glucosamine either by mixing
it in with their water, with their food, or by administering
orally with a dropper.