This just in

Avoiding the Dangers of the Dog Supplement Market

| July 1, 2017

Avoiding the Dangers of the Dog Supplement Market:
An Easy Guide to Choosing the Right Joint Formula for Your Pup
There is a huge growing industry in America. According to Packaged Facts, a Rockville, MD-based market research firm, pet supplement sales reached $1.6 billion in 2010, and have since grown even more. That is a lot of doggy vitamins!But what does all this mean for you as a consumer and a loving pet owner?
Unnamed-image-_6_
Well, there is good news and there is bad news…
Let’s start with the good. The good news is that there is more opportunity than ever to access holistic remedies for a variety of ailments that may be afflicting your pup.

 

The bad news is that many of these companies are concerned more with their bottom line than with the health of your pet. With so many brands using cheap additives and fillers, as well as low-grade ingredients it is up to you to make sure that the one that you choose, will nourish your dog’s health and not harm it.
With dogs having a close to 90 percent risk of developing osteoarthritis in their lifetime, it is no surprise that joint supplements are by far the ones most commonly purchased. Conscientious owners look to find natural ways to prevent and offset the pain and discomfort that this condition can lead to in their dogs.
Here, we reviewed 3 of the top-selling brands to see if they live up to their claims…

Nutramax Cosequin: Grade B-

Pretty basic list of ingredients for a joint supplement. Contains the essentials, but nothing that is innovative or delivers superior value.

Cosequin has been a staple in the pet supplement industry for a long time but Nutramax seems to have grown stagnant compared to more innovative new brands.

Purchase Here

H3 Essentials Glucosamine for Dogs: Grade D-

Also contains the staple ingredients of joint formulas: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM. The low grade however is because of this company’s use of grains and glycerol as fillers. Glycerol is a sugar alcohol that can often have a laxative effect as well as cause digestive problems.

Many users have posted negative reviews on Amazon about this product reporting vomiting and severe diarrhea in their dogs after taking it.

Purchase Here

Infinite Hip and Joint Supplement for Dogs: Grade A (American Association of Natural Remedies Top Pick)

Infinite’s formula has not been around for as long as Nutramax or H3, but in the relatively short time that
it has, it is revolutionizing the dog joint supplement market.

It is the first formula of its kind to use Organic Turmeric (a known powerhouse for fighting joint inflammation) as one of the ingredients. Additionally, the rest of the staple ingredients are there (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and, MSM) and are from the highest quality sources.

Most importantly, it delivers results. Infinite seems to have gained a cult like following on the internet from users that rave about the way it has helped their ailing pets.   

Check out one testimonial that we came across here.

Purchase Here

Related Article Medical Education

Five Great Ways to Challenge Your Dog’s Mind
Get the latest from AANR

Enter your email address, and click "Subscribe" to get the top natural remedy news, updates and special promotions sent straight to your inbox!