Monday, January 18, 2016

Dog with Joint Pain?

Arthritis is one of the most common of dog ailments. Commonly found in aged dogs and dogs of certain breeds. Natural deterioration of joints during the process of aging affects the flexibility of joints. For an owner, it is a heart-breaking situation to observe their beloved fur baby, limping and moaning due to pain. Young dogs can also be affected by arthritis after serious injuries or accidents. Dog parents should be aware of some the symptoms and treatment of arthritis in dogs.

So what are some of the signs? Here are a few I found online:
·      Loss of appetite
·      Constant licking of the joints
·      Difficulty in sitting or standing up
·      Unwillingness to go for walks or walking with a stiff gait
·      Resistance to touch
·      Swollen and/or hot joints
·      Because of pain in joints, you may find the dog sleeping what seems to be or is all day

Glucosamine works great for dog arthritis. It is available in various forms, for example, chewable pills, powder, liquid, tablets of different strength, etc. I chose a liquid form for my dogs. They are quite the picky eaters so I figured adding a little bit in their water or raw food was the easiest for me. So what does it do? Well it helps repair and renew the worn and damaged cartilage by providing the matrix that is useful in the process of regeneration. The liquid I got from TerraMax Pro also has Chondroitin sulfate, which can be the best supplement for dogs diagnosed with arthritis. It helps reduce the symptoms of arthritis and hip dysplasia. There have been no major side effects of these supplements that have been noted. Glucosamine promotes the repairing process of the damaged cartilage while chondroitin blocks the flow of enzymes, which destroys the cartilage. I love that in liquid form you can expect fast and complete absorption of the ingredients. Besides the fact, it is easy to feed. The supplement is regarded as a safe nutritional supplement. It helps reduce the pain and slows down the advancement of arthritis. But results are not instant. You should have patience.

Now it is important to note that medications meant for human beings should not be given to dogs. Before purchasing and feeding your dog any medicines, you should always first consult with your vet. Instructions from your vet, regarding dosage should also be strictly followed. The vet will check factors such as age, weight and medical history of your dog and would then determine the dosage. You should religiously follow the instructions on the labels too. Apart from feeding correct glucosamine doses, arranging a soft and comfortable bed, healthy diet, massage, etc., are considered as big part of the treatment. Since pets cannot tell you what the problem is and how much pain they are experiencing, you should try to collect as much information as possible, for providing proper care. Overweight dogs are more likely to suffer from arthritis. So, you should always be careful about the diet and exercise program of your dog.

Here is a link to the Liquid Glucosamine I got for my dogs, which can be found, on Amazon. I do buy my dog food with glucosamine in it but since switching my smaller dogs to a raw diet I noticed that my chiweenie (half Chihuahua half dachshund) was achy again. I am hopeful this will get him back to his spunky self. TerraMax Pro also provides for a money back guarantee so you can try it risk free. So what are you waiting for?

Below is some information from the company about their liquid “gold”.

TerraMax Pro is 100% Safe and All Natural. It's very well suited for a lifetime of use. Side effect are very rare and mild in nature. A very small percentage of dogs may display minor side effects, such as vomiting or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually alleviated by reducing the dose or when given with food. TerraMax Pro can be used with most other drugs and vitamins without complications. Always read and comply with all labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. Always seek veterinary advice before adding any new product or drug.

Active Ingredients per fluid ounce: Glucosamine Hcl (shellfish): 1600 mg; Chondroitin Sulfate (beef and/or porcine): 1200 mg; MSM (Methyl-Sulfanylmethane 99.9%): 1000 mg; Manganese Chelate: 7 mg; Hyaluronic Acid (as Sodium Hyaluronate): 10 mg.

Inactive Ingredients: 100% Pure Aloe Vera Juice, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate, Stevia, Vegetable Glycerin.

Contains No: Sugar, Salt, Starch, Wheat, Gluten, Yeast, Corn, Milk or Soy Derivatives.

Easy to Administer! Simply add the recommended dosage to your dog's food or drinking water. Under 10 lbs: 1 teaspoon (1/6 oz.); 10-24 lbs: 2 teaspoons (1/3 oz.); 25-49 lbs: 2 teaspoons in AM (1/3 oz.), 1 teaspoon in PM (1/6 oz.); 50-100 lbs: 2 teaspoons in AM (1/3 oz.), 2 teaspoons in PM (1/3 oz.); over 100 lbs: 3 teaspoons in AM (1/2 oz.), 3 teaspoons in PM (1/2 oz.). For even faster results start with an initial loading phase. Simply double the recommended dosage for the first 4 weeks. You will see significant results after only a few weeks!

Legal Disclaimer
Always read and comply with all labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

Seller Warranty Description

Unconditional 100% Money Back Guarantee.... TerraMax Pro has the purest and highest amounts of Glucosamine, Chondroitin and OPTI-MSM, which are proven to increase overall health and to help rebuild cartilage and joint tissue. Not all glucosamine and chondroitin products are created equal. Some products are made with ingredients that are simply unhealthy for your dog, so make sure that the supplements you give your dog contain only the best. If you're serious about your dog's health Order Now, you're covered by our Unconditional 100% Money Back Guarantee!

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