Canine joint pain, while more common in senior canines, can truthfully affect any breed at any age. If left untreated, joint pain can unfortunately lead to a variety of more serious health complications. Given how roughly 25% of all dogs suffer from debilitating joint pain, whether from arthritis or another cause, it’s vital to provide your canine with the correct supplements so that their conditions can improve. Below, we explain possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options so that you can prevent your dog from experiencing uncomfortable joint pain.
Causes of Canine Joint Pain
There are two causes for joint pain in dogs. First, degenerative joint issues stem from the repetitive use of joints and is more commonly found in larger breeds. Whether the condition stems from an injury, stress, or osteoarthritis, this type of joint issue is a result of prolonged bone-on-bone fiction after the cartilage has worn down. Second, developmental joint issues stem from various genetic joint abnormalities that the dog is born with. While certain larger breeds are observed to develop joint issues from birth, this developmental issue can be found in canines of all breeds and sizes.
Symptoms of Canine Joint Pain
It can sometimes be difficult to tell whether or not your dog is suffering from joint pain. Our furry friends can often choose to be stoic and disguise pain, however, are some of the most common symptoms of joint pain that you may be able to observe:
- Licking or chewing affected area
- Limping or stiffness
- Loss of appetite
- Frequent slipping
Treating & Preventing Canine Joint Pain
If you are observing debilitating pain in your dog, then we highly recommend you take them to the veterinarian as soon as possible. Although, if you’ve just observed one of the aforementioned symptoms or are merely preventing the onset of joint pain, Dr. Bill’s Pet Nutrition offers a few canine joint supplements that have been proven to ease and eliminate painful joint conditions.
Canine Joint Protect provides 35 essential joint health ingredients that are beneficial to highly active breeds, performance dogs, working dogs, and large breeds throughout their growth period when a proactive approach to maintaining joint health is important. Dr. Bill’s Canine Joint Protect provides proactive ingredient support for:
- Healthy Joint Function
- Joint Mobility & Flexibility
- Enhanced Joint Lubrication
- Ligament & Tendon Strength
Canine Joint Protect$55.10 — or subscribe and save 10%
If your dog is already suffering from joint pain, Canine Complete Joint Care contains 44 essential ingredients in support of joints and their surrounding tissues. In order to improve injured or arthritic joints, it is essential to control inflammation, increase joint lubrication, assist with cartilage repair, and strengthen support structures including ligaments, tendons, and surrounding muscles. Dr. Bill’s Canine Complete Joint Care provides proactive ingredient support for:
- Joint Comfort
- Joint Lubrication
- Cartilage Repair
- Joint Mobility
- Enhanced Flexibility
- Ligament & Tendon Strength
Canine Complete Joint Care$83.00 — or subscribe and save 10%
Dr. Bill’s advanced pet health supplements are the culmination of years of experience and knowledge, reflecting his proactive approach towards keeping animals healthy and extending their lives. Dr. Bill’s products have stood the test of time and have become valuable tools for veterinarians across the country. Updated with the very latest in scientific knowledge and ingredient technology, they are also available to discerning pet owners who want to keep their dogs and cats living long, happy, and healthy lives.