Keeping your pets safe is likely one of your top priorities. There are plenty of steps you can take to ensure your dogs are healthy — including regular checkups at veterinary offices, staying up to date on vaccinations, administering monthly flea and tick and heartworm prevention medications, feeding your pups healthy diets, and making sure they get plenty of rest and exercise — but how much do you know about supplements?
Healers PetCare is proud to offer a line of tablets to promote skin and coat, digestive, and hip and joint health. Our chicken-flavored Hip and Joint Care supplement powder is a comprehensive offering that supports normal joint function, flexibility, ad healthy joint cartilage. It was formulated with a synergistic blend of glucosamine, MSM, turmeric, green-lipped muscle, hemp, and omega-3 fatty acids to keep joints lubricated, ease inflammation, and reduce discomfort. It can be applied by sprinkling the correct dosage over your pup’s food, and the chicken flavor means he or she will love the addition.
What’s in it, and what do the ingredients do?
Most hip and joint supplements contain the same ingredients — glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, MSM, manganese, and certain vitamins and minerals — but Healers’ version goes above and beyond. We often joke that our supplement comes in powder form because it is packed so full of ingredients that we couldn’t even fit them all in a normal chew size. It contains higher percentages of the most common hip and joint supplement ingredients, plus many more to promote health and wellness.
Best of all, dogs of all sizes and ages can benefit from hip and joint supplements:
- Up to 29 pounds: ½ to 1 tsp per day
- 30 to 60 pounds: 1 to 2 tsp per day
- 60 pounds and more: 2 to 3 tsp per day
Here’s what we use in our Healers Hip and Joint supplement and why each ingredient is so important:
Glucosamine — natural compound found in cartilage, which is the tough tissue that cushions joints, and also in the fluid around the joints. It helps to alleviate arthritis and other joint-related conditions.
Glucosamine sulfate — vital building element of cartilage that is taken to treat arthritis and osteoarthritis
Chondroitin sulfate (bovine) — a building block of cartilage that helps with compression resistance. It is used with glucosamine to treat osteoarthritis.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) — contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and is often used to treat arthritis symptoms like pain, stiffness, immobility, and issues with normal joint function.
White whey — a protein that promotes muscle growth
Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (Di-Tab) — a form of calcium that adds an appealing texture to the supplement
Hemp seed oil — contains fatty acids that promote healthy skin and lipids, and also reduces joint inflammation. Relief from inflammation helps to alleviate joint pain.
Microcrystalline cellulose — a texturizer and fat substitute used in supplements or tablets
Turmeric — active compound curcumin has been linked to lower risk of heart disease as well as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-arthritic properties. For more on turmeric’s many benefits for dogs, check out our blog post.
Vitamin C — antioxidant, lowers heart disease risks, boosts immunity
Zinc — boosts immunity, helps heal wounds
Manganese — essential nutrient that ensures the body functions properly, including bone health, antioxidant and anti-inflammation responses, system regulation, and more
Copper — essential element for bone strength, blood cell maturation, iron transport, heart muscle contraction, brain development, glucose metabolism, and more
Non-GMP stearic acid — fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties
Gelatin — boosts immunity, provides protein, aids digestive functioning, boosts bone health, improves sleep quality, and more
Green-lipped mussel — great source of omega-3 fatty acids to help reduce joint pain, alleviate joint stiffness and tenderness, and improve arthritis symptoms.
Why use Healers’ Hip and Joint Supplement?
Dogs’ hips need a little love to stay healthy and keep them active for as long as possible, and veterinarians recommend Healers’ brand. Our healthy powder is highly concentrated and packed with ingredients that support healthy cartilage and joint components. It encourages joint function and flexibility, aids in managing discomfort, helps reduce arthritis pain, and alleviates inflammation to relieve joint pain.
Dogs of all sizes and ages can benefit from hip and joint care. Here’s to a happy and active life!