Many dogs of all breeds and sizes suffer from joint problems though some may not be affected until well into old age. K9 Activ Small Dog was developed with smaller breeds in mind. It has high levels of Glucosamine HCL (125mg) and Chondroitin Sulphate (110mg) in each capsule. They have a synergistic effect together when taken in the same supplement. Turmeric has been added because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The two-piece gelatin capsule means it can be opened and sprinkled on food for even the tiniest dog.
Unfortunately, some small breeds are genetically predisposed to joint and cartilage disorders. One of the most common small dog leg joint problems is Luxating Patella or “floating kneecap” affecting Miniature/Toy Poodles, Maltese, JRTs, Yorkies, Pomeranians, Pekingnese, Chihuahuas, Papillions and Boston Terriers in the main.
Cranial cruciate ligament rupture/disease can also occur through injury or ongoing wear. Elbow incongruity, where the leg bone stops growing before the other. The elbow then has difficulty fitting properly and walking on it can cause painful limping. Breeds such as Dachshunds, Bulldogs and Basset Hounds can be predisposed to this.
But let’s be clear……not ALL small dogs are prone to certain joint problems and not ALL small dogs will have them.
To help your dog suffering from any joint complaint as a result of the normal ageing process make sure they have regular exercise to keep them moving. Find the right level of exercise for your dog to combat joints from seizing up. Swimming in a hydrotherapy pool where the water is at a warm temperature and your dog can exercise without taking the weight of his body is excellent.
Don’t let them become overweight as that will put unnecessary strain on joints and legs. Dogs that are not overweight can often delay the onset of arthritis as they get older.
Give K9 Activ Small Dog Joint Care to help manage the signs of osteoarthritis and other joint-related conditions. They may also help to improve the quality of life of our elderly small dogs. It is designed to encourage the repair and maintenance of cartilage and synovial fluids. The benefits are cumulative and can be given for long periods without any side effects.
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