Joint supplements

Often recommended for help in patients with arthritis, these supplements may include glucosamine, chondroitin- sulfate, MSM, EPA (an omega 3 fatty acid), L-carnitine, and other anti-oxidants that help decrease inflammation and help protect against breakdown of cartilage. Supplements can be given orally, and normally come in a capsule or tablet form, such as those from Nutramax (www.nutramaxlabs.com/animal-health). Prescription diets from companies like Hill’s Science Diet, Purina, and Royal Canin can be a great way to deliver supplements that pet’s love to eat and the “medicine” is already in the food!
Another option is a very potent type of glucosamine that is delivered by injection under the skin- this is a prescription product called Adequan. Proven research has earned Adequan an FDA label for the treatment of arthritis, and can either be given by our veterinarians or it can be prescribed for your pet and we can explain to you how to administer the injections at home. Please follow this link for more information on how Adequan® can stop the cycle of inflammation that leads to the pain of arthritis and improve your pet’s comfort. (www.adequancanine.us/)