HEALTH

Safe and Natural Treatment for Arthritis in Dogs

Thursday 30 May 2019, 1:48PM
By Beckie Wright
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O2B Healthy, a NZ leader in natural health products, is offering dog supplements for canines who suffer from arthritis and degenerative joint disease (DJD).

Dogs who are suffering from arthritis or degenerative joint disease due to aging or injury can have a difficult time with ordinary activities. Symptoms of DJD include overt lameness, limping, increased lethargy, and vocalisations of pain.

It is estimated that one dog in every five over one year of age is affected by canine arthritis. There is no known cure but there are natural ways to manage the pain and maintain your canine’s joint mobility. Pharmaceutical medications such as hip replacement surgery, synthetic opioid pain concealers, anti-inflammatory steroids, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and potent chondroprotective agent injections may also be tempting. Although immediately effective, many of these treatments increase the risk of side effects or require veterinarian-prescribed medications to prevent other condition developments such as gastric problems.

To battle the effects of the disease without any additional risks, O2B Healthy created natural health supplements designed specifically for dogs. O2B K9+ are highly palatable tablets that are scientifically formulated using 100% human grade natural marine ingredients and formulated to support your dog’s joint health. It increases a canine’s vitality and supports their well-being with NZ marine ingredients such as Green lipped mussel and shark cartilage. 

Green lipped mussel is a rich source of natural chondroitin, glucosamine and omega 3, which help maintain and rebuild connective tissues such as cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Shark cartilage contains amino acids, carbohydrate, calcium, phosphorus, proteins, glycosaminoglycan, chondroitin sulphate and collagen that support joint mobility and connective tissue health.

Alongside the natural dog supplements, treatment recommendations include low impact exercises for dogs such as leash walking or swimming. Veterinarians also recommend careful weight management through a weight reduction and joint nutrition programme.

To learn more, visit the O2B Healthy website at https://www.o2bhealthy.co.nz