Soon a decade of life for dear Dexter, a friendly border collie who once enjoyed running and did not miss an opportunity to jump on the bed.
Today, he is not so enthusiastic when his owner show him the leash. His joyful step has become a lame step. In front of the bed, he sits quietly, with his eyes all pitiful. That’s his way of saying, “a little help, please. I want to go up and join you, but I can’t do it anymore.”
What happened to dear Dexter? A visit to the vet confirms that age is simply catching up. As in humans, physical problems occur and joint problems are among the most common.
Maintaining a healthy weight and adding a joint supplement to your dog's diet is an effective strategy to relieve joint problems and allow them to be comfortable.
A quick Google search and you will realize that choosing the right supplement can be a real headache 🤯
Glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) are all common ingredients found in joint supplements.
Each of them is a natural compound and chondroprotective, a complicated word to speak of a substance that aims to protect and support joint health.
That’s why we will point out what differentiates them and share with you the best choice according to us.
A naturally occurring molecule in the body, glucosamine is an essential component of cartilage, the tissue that covers the ends of the bones in the joints.
Glucosamine helps in the formation, regeneration and maintenance of cartilage structure and elasticity.
You may want to know that glucosamine supplements are often made from shellfish shells, the most concentrated natural source of glucosamine.
Like glucosamine, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It is mainly found in connective tissues, joints and skin.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the natural constituents of the synovia, the liquid in which the cartilage bathes. It acts as a lubricant and shock absorber, and allows joint surfaces to smoothly slide against each other.
This helps reduce friction and shock, which improves mobility and reduces discomfort.
You may want to know that a hyaluronic acid molecule can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
Like glucosamine and hyaluronic acid, chondroitin is found naturally in the body. It is an important structural component of cartilage to which it provides most of its resistance to compression.
Chondroitin actively fights enzymes that break down joint tissue and helps keep nutrients and synovial fluid in the joints for smooth, shock-free movement.
You may want to know that chondroitin helps maintain the elasticity of the pads on the feet of animals.
Before proceeding with MSM, it is important to know that with age, the natural production of glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin slows down in the body.
MSM is an organic sulfur compound found in animal and plant organisms. It has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.
As a supplement, MSM acts as a pain reliever by preventing sulfur deficiency that leads to joint pain, circulatory problems and sagging connective tissue.
This is when you come to this obvious conclusion: it is a synergy of these 4 ingredients that can fully support the joint health of your pet.
That’s why we created tonus+ a complete supplement that combines these 4 active ingredients.
In addition to it's irresistible taste that dogs love, tonus+ is effective in:
- Increase joint flexibility
- Improve joint comfort
- Ensure water retention in cartilage
- Reduce inflammation
- Promote rapid recovery
- Contribute to connective tissue regeneration
- Facilitate the digestive process
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