There are a lot of commercial dog supplements out there, but not all supplements are created equal.
So, here are some important notes to consider before making your purchase:
Don’t Focus On Price, Focus On The Ingredients
The amount of active ingredients in a high quality dog joint supplement will be higher than one of lower quality. Look for active ingredients chondroitin, MSM and glucosamine on the labels between brands.
More times than not, the cheaper joint supplements contain significantly less active ingredients.
Only Purchase with the Manufactured in the USA Label
The United States holds strong laws and regulations that every pet care product manufacture must legally follow for the safety of animals.
Not every country in the world holds these kinds of standards.
Stay Away From Mass Production
High heat and cold destroy nutrients, which is why it is a good idea to stay away from big producers. Manufactures that produce more product than they sell in set period of time, store their unsold product in warehouses.
The tempered product is then put back on the shelves despite the potential risk of destroyed active ingredients.
Select a Well-rounded, Combination Supplement
Veterinary experts find more value in using a mixture of active ingredients (chondroitin, MSM and glucosamine), rather than relyingon just one. The reason behind this, is the same reason vets prescribe more than one medication at a time…to prevent the body from “getting us to” the active ingredients.
Basically the effects of the supplement will last longer if there is more than one working at a time.