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SeniorDogDay’s favorite products are listed here and they are organized by category. You can click any blue link and it will take you directly to the right section in this guide In each section, I will link to full length reviews so you have easy access to our research. Thanks for visiting!
Joint Care & Mobility IssuesBefore Arthritis
The 3 pillars of joint care for dogs are:
Human Grade Options
I love my vet for recommending Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM as soon as my dog turned SIX.
Even though he didn’t display any signs of slowing down at that age, these joint supplements have NO DOUBT been responsible for his high quality of life and mobility now that he’s in his senior years.
6 Years and counting and I STILL use NOW Brand, Human Grade Pills and wrap them in small portion of american cheese or put a little peanut butter around it.
Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Dog Chews
If you don’t want to be bothered with wrapping human grade pills, I recommend Dasuquin with MSM (link to product) made by Nutramax.
I have dasuquin in my home for those times when I travel and I also leave these chews with my dog sitter because they are easy to administer.
Early ArthritisEarly Arthritis
When your dog is diagnosed with early arthritis, it’s important that you KEEP your glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM routine (listed above) but then add in some of the following.
Movoflex: The ingredients are so unique and my dog responded extremely well.
I give Movoflex every night and it has become my senior dog’s nightly treat. He has been taking it for years and love the product. You can link to one of my articles about Movoflex here: Movoflex vs. Dasuquin
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Like Krill Oil
Then it’s extremely beneficial if you can add some high quality Omega-3’s. Not only will this improve circulation to muscles, your dog’s coat should visibly improve.
For a high quality Omega-3 that the whole family can take, I like Captains Krill Oil. This is because they extract the oil out at sea and do not use harsh solvents. They also encapsulate quickly and their product is not stored in drums for long periods of time.
For more reading about fatty acids and dangerous extraction methods you can read my research project here: Fish Oil Side Effects.
Safe Anti-Inflammatory Supplements: Turmeric
Human Grade: I personally take Turmeric and my vet approves of me giving my dog turmeric for his arthritis. You can do this in one of two ways: human grade or dog chews and both are found at amazon.
As you know, I’m a fan of saving money whenever possible by using human grade supplements. This is the human grade turmeric capsule my dog is getting.
Dog Chews with Turmeric
If you prefer chews because they are easy to administer, I highly recommend these ones by Vet-Virtue.
My dog has had them and he eats them without issue. I like the non-wheat ingredients and that’s hard to find in a dog chew. Sometimes they go on sale and when they do, I will buy them up.
My Early Arthritis Supplement Routine: Recap
I give 1 Movoflex chew every night and I alternate between Captain’s Krill & Turmeric each morning. My vet said I could give it all every single day, but I do try to extend supplements by alternating days. You can do whatever your family budget allows.
Pictured Here are the 3 products I started using when my dog was first diagnosed with arthritis.
They are in addition to his preventative joint supplement routine which involves glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM.
Severe ArthritisSevere Arthritis
Severe arthritis can be visually observed by the way a dog walks (or cannot walk) or in the case of my dog, it can be severe according to x-rays.
When vet’s see my dog’s x-rays, they cannot believe he walks as well as he does. This is why I keep up the supplements and spend hours researching the products that are marketed at senior dog owners.
Here are the 2 things I am using to treat my dog’s severe arthritis and keep him as mobile as possible for as long as possible.
Your vet must prescribe this but then you can buy it on Chewy.
Adequan is a series injection that you can do at home (I do it) or your vet can do in office. You can read my entire review here: Adequan Canine Review
CBD for Dogs with Arthritis
CBD has been a game changer and it’s allowing me to slowly wean my senior dog off of his NSAID called Carprofen. If your dog has arthritis, I highly recommend CBD Oil, treats or capsules by these two Reputable companies…
CBD Oil for Pets by NuLeaf Naturals
The oil made by NuLeaf is more expensive but it’s incredibly potent, high quality and it’s for human arthritis too. Link to NuLeaf Naturals Pet CBD Oil.
You can save 20% on your NuLeaf CBD Oil order by using our website name: SENIORDOGDAYS in the coupon code section at checkout.
CBD Capsules by Holistapet
I like Holistapet capsules because they travel well and my dog is extremely used to eating capsules wrapped in cheese or peanut butter.
Plus, the capsules are very economical and can go further for my extra large breed dog. You can have a look at Holistapet’s entire line of oils, capsules and treats here: Link to: Holistapet CBD for Pets and save 15% with Code: SENIORDOGDAYS at checkout screen.
Check back often as this page is updated anytime I research and try a new arthritis supplement for my senior dog.
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