If she hasn’t yet, your vet may recommend glucosamine to support your dog’s joints… and she likely has a supplement or two to sell you.
The good news is, she’s right … glucosamine is something a lot of dogs could use a boost of, especially as they age. You see, your dog’s body naturally produces glucosamine that helps support his joints. But as your dog ages, the body produces less glucosamine, which results in stiff joints and the possibility of losing mobility.
Now, you can give your dog vet recommended supplements, but fair warning…
A. They can be super expensive and
B. They are usually synthetic, and synthetic supplements usually only work for a short time.
If you’re not thrilled about handing out $$$ to support your dog’s joints, then you’ll want to read this article to learn about:
- Foods to give your dog that are already rich in glucosamine
- Why glucosamine in kibble isn’t enough
- What other parts of the body glucosamine supports
- Three common forms of glucosamine supplements and what you need to know about them