Natural support to help maintain healthy joints. Ideal for older or active pets
Perfect for active dogs and cats or those with stiff or sore joints, our Glucosamine & Chondroitin Tablets help maintain healthy joints. We use the most concentrated and easy-to-absorb form of glucosamine hydrochloride, which helps to protect cartilage and promotes synovial fluid production - the fluid that lubricates joints. Chondroitin works alongside the glucosamine to help maintain flexibility and mobility, keeping your pet doing what they love best!
Top Tip - Can be given with Garlic & Fenugreek Tablets and Green Releaf® Tablets.
Which pets can benefit from a joint supplement and why?
Sometimes your pet’s joints may need a bit of support to maintain their flexibility and mobility, particularly those with an active lifestyle, older animals or ones with stiff joints. Time, exercise and previous problems in the joint can affect the cartilage, which acts as a cushion between the bones in a joint, and the synovial fluid which lubricates a joint – both are important to keep joints functioning well. Glucosamine & Chondroitin Tablets help the body to manufacture the necessary building blocks of cartilage and the synovial membrane (which produces synovial fluid) to help support joint health.
Why Dorwest Glucosamine & Chondroitin Tablets?
The correct ratio:
Glucosamine and chondroitin are the perfect partners when combined in a joint supplement for dogs and cats as they have a synergistic effect, meaning they have more effect when given together than alone. However, it is important that they are given in the correct ratio to be most beneficial - there needs to be twice the amount of glucosamine to chondroitin. Our Glucosamine & Chondroitin Tablets each contain 400mg of glucosamine and 200mg of chondroitin.
There are two types of glucosamine you may see in supplements; glucosamine sulphate and glucosamine hydrochloride. Glucosamine sulphate is more commonly used in human supplements, but we use glucosamine hydrochloride as hydrochlorides are quickly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract (within 15–30 minutes). So, for dogs and cats who have a short digestive tract and therefore a short transit time for nutrients to be absorbed, this is particularly important.
Because our impact on the environment is so important to us here at Dorwest, both ingredients are from sustainable sources, from shellfish such as crabs and crustaceans and most definitely not from sharks.
We use glucosamine hydrochloride obtained from the shells of crustaceans, usually a mixture of shrimp, oyster and crab shells, making use of something that would otherwise be discarded. The chondroitin we use is sourced from squid cartilage as another by-product of the food industry.
We don’t add an array of ‘extra’ ingredients to make our joint supplement sound more impressive, we are confident that the good quality ingredients at the right levels make our Glucosamine & Chondroitin Tablets the perfect product for supporting your pet’s joints naturally.
Active Ingredients: Glucosamine HCL (marine crustacean) 400mg; chondroitin sulphate 200mg (squid)
Give daily. Small dogs & cats 1 tablet, medium dogs 2 tablets, large dogs 3 tablets, giant breeds 4 tablets daily, reducing to half this amount after one month
Can be given in conjunction with other medications, if you are unsure please contact us for further advice or information