It happens to us all, whether human or doggy – we get stiff joints as we get older and moving becomes that little bit more tricky. It can be down to arthritis or just general wear and tear in our joints. So what are the best joint supplements for dogs so that they can stay active longer, with less pain? Let’s have a look at some of the options available in the UK at the moment.
Best joint supplements for dogs
The following items are all available from Amazon and don’t require a prescription – if you’re worried about anything with your dog, please get professional veterinary help.
Lintbells YuMOVE Dog Joint Supplement
This YuMOVE supplement for stiff and older dogs comes highly recommended through the reviews on Amazon, they are the best seller and you can see why! They help promote mobility in dogs, soothe joint pain and support joint structure. They say that it is proven to work in six weeks!
What I like about these are the all natural ingredients which are:
- green lipped mussels
- Natural Chondroitin
- Vitamins C and E
You can buy it in smaller packets if you want to give it a try without investing a lot of money. They are available in 60, 120 and 300 tablet sizes.
Seraquin Joint Supplement for dogs
Seraquin is made by the manufacturers of the arthritis medication Metacam and are a respected brand that are recommended by vets. These chewable tablets come in packs of 60 (2g tablets) and can be taken alongside other prescribed medication. If you have a small dog there are also a smaller tablet variety of 800mg.
The active ingredients in this one are:
Joint Assist Liquid Glucosamine for dogs
Liquid glucosamine is thought to be absorbed better by dogs and if you have a dog that is very resistant to taking tablets this might be a good alternative for them. The ingredients in this item will help with all joint health including cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments.
The active ingredients of this product are:
- Cod Liver Oil
Bob Martin Vetzyme High Strength Flexible Joint
Another highly recommended variety are these tablets by Bob Martin, a respected brand in the UK. This is a 3 month package of tablets to help soothe joint pain in older dogs. They are a good price for what you get and you can save more by buying the bigger 270 tablet pack too.
The active ingredients are:
- fish oil
- methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM)
- b-complex vitamin
GWF Joint Aid for Dogs
This is a high spec supplement for dogs that will help maintain healthy joints and soothe pain. There are a host of active ingredients in this one and it’s proven very effective for many people.
Active ingredients are
- hemp oil
- anti oxidants
- polar lipids
- beta glucons
- vitamin c
It comes in a 250g or 500g pouch or if you have lots of dogs or like to buy in bulk you can get a 2kg tub. It’s also available as a subscribe and save item on Amazon which makes it slightly cheaper if you buy regularly.
I hope that this has provided some good ideas to help to ease the pain that some of our older dogs get (and I can totally relate with my own joints!). As always, if you have any concerns or want any advice for your dog it’s best to talk to a vet about what might be suitable.