Like us, our pets can greatly benefit from a supportive boost when it comes to their joints.
Whether you serve up a raw diet or a more traditional kibble or canned food, we recommend bolstering their food with additional natural wellness supplements specifically for joint health, to keep them moving comfortably, no matter their age. There are many different ways you can do this – from choosing treats or chews made with glucosamine, to adding in a supplement in powder, tablet or oil form directly into their food.
GLUCOSAMINE AND CHONDROITIN
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are power players when it comes to joint health. These two compounds work together to help strengthen and protect bones and joints, preventing the osteoarthritis that affects millions of cats and dogs. You will often see these products listed in both food and treats, but we recommend a supplement for a truly therapeutic dose. Check out In Clover Connectin, Ark Naturals Joint Rescue or BIXBI Joints, which are just three of our favorite Kriser’s Approved brands that have Glucosamine and Chondroitin (as well as lots of other good stuff)!
CBD Oil goes a long way to help reduce existing pain and reduce joint inflammation, but also aids in healing damaged joints and improving mobility. While it assists with relieving pain, it also has many other health benefits including improving memory and cognitive functions, improved digestion, boosts immunity, assists with relaxation and has anti-inflammatory properties, among others. Kriser’s carries Pet ReLeaf CBD hemp oil, treats, and topical oil for both dogs and cats. Learn more about Pet ReLeaf CBD oil to find out if it’s right for your pet. (Note this is currently not available in Texas stores.)
DGP for Pets is a tablet to help with pain relief, reduce inflammation, and increase mobility. It’s all natural, can be used daily or long term without negatively impacting your dog or cats kidney or liver, and works really fast – many times – you will see a difference in your pets mood in the same day!
SUPERFOOD VITAMINS & MINERALS
There are a handful of superfood supplements that go a long way for joint health – which are very different than the typical glucosamine and chondroitin support.
Check out NUPRO Joint & Immunity Support – made with a combination of Norwegian kelp, glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, probiotics and Ester-C. Kelp is packed full of trace minerals and vitamins that add essential nutrients into your pets diet and combined with all these other great ingredients help with energy levels, aid in digestion, support the immune system, build strong bones, provide joint support and reduce any joint stiffness or swelling.
Another great option is Super Snouts Joint Power which is 100% New Zealand freeze-dried Green Lipped Mussel – great for both dogs and cats. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory, joint lubricator and is packed with natural proteins, minerals and omega fatty acids.
Of course, the Kriser’s Pack is happy to help you understand what’s best for your furry friend.
Bring in your dog or cat for a consultation…we’re excited to meet you both!