Not enough can be said about the importance of maintaining your pet’s hip and joint health. Regardless of whether your pet is a young kitten or puppy or a pet who is getting older, ensuring their joints are healthy and strong will combat the signs of aging and allow them to live a happy and healthy life.
As your pet ages, collagen production slows down. It’s when most arthritic issues start to arise, and their skin and coat quality may start to decline. The earlier you start providing additional collagen or green-lipped mussels into your pet’s diet, the more likely you are to stave off problems later in life.
You may be asking, “I know what collagen is, but what the heck are green-lipped mussels?” The green-lipped mussel is a shellfish native to New Zealand. It contains several anti-inflammatory compounds, such as omega-3 fatty acids and chondroitin sulfate that treat inflammatory conditions including asthma and arthritis.
There are five main benefits to starting your pet on hip and joint supplements containing collagen and green lipped mussels, regardless of their age:
IT STABILIZES JOINTS AND PREVENTS INJURIES
Collagen makes up 70 to 90% of your pet’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments, so the integrity of their joints is entirely dependent upon its presence. As collagen production naturally slows, your pet becomes susceptible to injuries like torn ligaments and elbow / hip dysplasia. Adding collagen or green-lipped mussels to their diet will improve their joint health and will help prevent these types of injuries.
IT IMPROVES AGE-RELATED JOINT PAIN
As your pet gets older, joint and soft tissue pain will be something they experience to an extent. By adding a collagen or green-lipped mussel joint supplement, you can help reduce the negative effects of arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and tendonitis, three of the most common causes of pain in senior animals.
IT HELPS DIGESTION
Collagen helps digestion by breaking down proteins and sooths the lining of the gut. It helps form connective tissues and infuses their system with healing amino acids, and promotes an overall healthier and less agitated digestive system for your pet.
IT PROMOTES HAIR AND NAIL GROWTH, AS WELL AS A HEALTHY COAT
Collagen is incredibly important when it comes to their appearance. 70% of the protein in your pet’s skin is collagen, and is responsible for providing healthy, moisturized skin, a soft and shiny coat, and strong nails that don’t split or crumble as they grow.
IT TASTES GREAT AND INSPIRES A HEALTHY DIET
All things dogs love…dairy, eggs, lean meat, and bone broth…are excellent sources of collagen protein. Alternatively, a supplement like Bonnie & Clyde Joint Health Complex is a wholesome, convenient way to add more collagen into your pet’s diet. Simply sprinkle it onto your pet’s meal every day! Of all the hip and joint supplements that we have carried over the years, this is the product that our customers have been the happiest and most satisfied with when it comes to the health of their pets. Visit us in Niverville, Morden, or Altona to learn more!