LIKE humans, the nutritional maintenance of healthy cartilage and joints in dogs is extremely important. The reason for this is because impaired function of skeletal joints can dramatically reduce joint flexion, movement and mobility. This seriously decreases a dog’s life quality with affected animals exhibiting decreased activity levels, stiffness and inability to partake in walks or play.
There are four key ingredients for the maintenance of joint health:
1. Chondroitin Sulphate
This enables the joint to withstand constant compression and concussion whilst also inhibiting cartilage chewing enzymes that are present in damaged joints.
2. Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is a normal constituent of healthy joints. Its quantity and quality are reduced in the presence of synovitis and osteoarthritic cartilage.
3. Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM)
MSM is a source of organic sulphur. Sulphur is an important nutrient for the maintenance of healthy joints, tendons and ligaments and is needed for the synthesis of connective tissue.
4. Glucosamine HCI
The addition of Glucosamine in the diet stimulates the production of GAGs (glycosaminoglycans) and PGs (proteoglycans) in the cartilage and helps promote cartilage health.
Stride Plus: a canine specific supplement that can help
We recommend using Stride Plus, manufactured by world renowned pet supplement company TRM®. Stride Plus is a complementary feed supplement for the nutritional maintenance of healthy cartilage and joints in dogs. It combines the highest quality Glucosamine HCL, Chondroitin Sulphate, Hyaluronic Acid and MSM in a convenient and palatable liquid, which is easily dispensed on the dog’s feed.
Why use Stride Plus for Dogs:
? Easy to Feed Liquid Formulation for addition to Dog’s Food.
? Contains no ingredients of animal origin.
? Palatable natural yeast flavouring.
? Proven in practice.
? No possibility of presence of animal prions or viruses, all ingredients from reliable and reproducible sources with highest purity.
? Chondroitin Sulphate in the formula has clinically proven bioavailability
TRM: Supporting the Irish guide dogs for the blind.
“We are really having huge success with Stride Plus. We had a 12-week-old puppy that was hit by a car about two months ago, she had major surgery and was on pain relief and monitored exercise after the surgery. We liaised with the vets and asked if it was okay to try her on Stride Plus. They had no problem with that and she is now making an amazing recovery. She still has a slight limp, but is in flying form.”
Julie Simpson - Kennel Supervisor Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind