25-30% of family pets suffer from osteoarthritis. The stiffness, pain
and swelling they experience is no different than what
you as a human being would experience. Although there are some differences
that go to the cause of the disease, that is 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 a human.
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 consequences.
High quality liquid glucosamine 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.
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 like Syn-flex
for pets you can administer the glucosamine either by mixing
it in with their water, with their food, or by admistering it orally with a syringe.