A Cool Pet Parent Keeps It Hip
The alarm goes off. You wake up. You prepare a quick breakfast and take your daily supplement. It’s a pretty standard routine. But even if this isn’t what your morning looks like, you might still be missing a crucial step. If you have a pet, it’s not just your morning supplement you need to be concerned about—it’s theirs. Many pets benefit from taking a daily hip and joint supplement, which can be essential for their long-term joint health.
We all want to ensure that our furbabies are living their happiest, healthiest lives, but hip and joint health isn’t always a top-of-mind concern for pet owners. This is because it can be confusing to know if, and when, our pets should be taking supplements for it. You can use this reference to determine when you should start that conversation with your vet. Joint supplements may benefit pets who have had joint surgery, are older, or belong to a breed in which joint problems are common.1 Even if your pet is younger, taking a daily supplement may prevent or delay the onset of problems.2
Hip and joint supplements help prevent both osteoarthritis and joint inflammation,2 so your pet can continue to play unhindered by pain. You can make sure you’re giving your pet the proper supplement by talking to your vet. Not sure where to pick them up? Try these options, available at Publix.
1St. Clair, James, DVM. “Why Should My Dog Take Joint Supplements? Who Are They For? Why Are They Needed?” Topdog Rehabilitation Center. Accessed June 20, 2018.
2Wooten, Sarah J., DVM. “Joint Supplements for Dogs: The Helpful vs. The Hype.” DVM 360. Last updated June 16, 2017.