The answer is YES if you have a large breed dog know to have hip problems, or any high activity dog who puts a lot of stress and strain on their joints. Agility dogs are perfect examples of healthy young dogs who should be on a joint protection supplement. High speed maneuvers, jumps, and sharp turns puts much more stress on joints that your average pet. Dogs doing any type of high impact dog sport such as lure coursing, schutzhund, and flyball are also prime examples of dogs needing additional joint support.
But my dog doesn't do sports, does he still need joint support? If you answer yes to any of these question, then you should consider adding a joint protection supplement to your feeding regimen.
- Does your dog love chasing balls? Is his favorite game tearing after balls and bringing them back until you get tired?
- Does your dog play frisbee?
- Do you run with your dog several times a week?
- Do you own a large or giant breed known to wear out hips and joint early?
- Does your dog have higher than average energy and engage in intense play?
If any of these examples reminds you of your dog, protecting his joints now could extend his active life and keep pain and arthritis at bay.
So is glucosamine enough?
It's better than nothing. But most joint supplements are made "one size fits all". Joint Protect® formulas contain powerful herbal ingredients to help maintain healthy joint function and overall system health for active dogs, herbs including Turmeric, Boswellia, Devil's Claw, Milk Thistle, and adaptagens (siberian ginseng and ashwagandha). These ingredients are in addition to Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin, and Hyaluronic Acid.
Is it expensive? My dogs are big and I have more than one.
No! Joint Protect® Performance Essentials provides concentrated joint protection in an easy to administer powder. One small canister is a 60 day supply for a dog over 75lbs. If you have multiple large dogs, the 360 scoop bulk option makes the best joint protection available to multiple dog owners.