Joint Supplement

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Hi

Hope you can help 😊 I have a nine year old black lab and he’s a big boy. I want to start him on a joint supplement as he gets a bit stiff after long walks.

We have always kept his weight perfect and fed him a premium food.

Do you have any recommendations?

Claire

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Hi,

I agree with all that Catie and Kathryn have said. As well as Omega 3 oils, 2 other supplement types with evidence behind them are avocado soybean unsaponifiables (found in Dasuquin) and Undenatured Type II collagen (found in Kruuse Vitalchews and Flexadin advance).

Trial a supplement for 3 months to see if it is helping, and use tools such as keeping a daily diary (this can also help you to identify any pain patterns). The downloads and resources page on the CAM website has a good day/bad day diary and a chronic pain indicator chart that are useful https://www.caninearthritis.co.uk/how-we-can-help/downloads-and-resources/.

Also, make sure he is of an ideal bodyweight for his size. If he is overweight in any way then helping him to lose weight will have a far more beneficial effect than any supplement could. We will be bringing out a nutrition and supplements booklet in the near future that will have lots more information.

Take care,

Warm wishes,

Shona

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