Joint Guard For Dogs

Joint Guard For Dogs


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Joint Guard For Dogs

Joint Guard is a specially formulated arthritis treatment for animals suffering with the symptoms of arthritis and associated joint problems. 

Long term treatment with Joint Guard may help reduce non-infectious joint inflammation such as that caused by arthritis, hip dyspasia, OCD, injury or over-activity.  It can also be used as a preventative in younger animals, particularly those breeds that are susceptible to joint problems (such as Retrievers, German Shepherds and Rottweilers) or those breeds that have high activity levels and working dogs.

Joint Guard contains a unique and clinically proven combination of Glucosamine hydrochloride and Chondroitin sulfate along with Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM), Manganese and all the important co-factors that help keep your pet's joints as healthy as possible.  Research trials on the combination of these ingredients report a significant synergy between these components and a chondroprotective (joint protective) effect, as well as a mild anti-inflammatory effect following regular administration which helps reduce the pain associated with joint problems and gets your pet moving again.

What causes joint Problems?

Cartilage is the slippery and resilient tissue that cushions the surfaces where two bones meet to form a joint.  It is produces and maintained by its own specialised cells and, together with joint fluid, acts  as a shock absorber, allowing for flexible and comfortable joint movement. 

Scientists have discovered certain enzymes that play a role in the breakdown of cartilage. These enzymes are activated with age, injury or over-activity, and their release by the body can sometimes exceed that required for natural healthy replacement of cartilage, ultimately resulting in degeneration of cartilage and joint fluid, causing pain, inflammation and difficulty walking.

Some examples of joint problems in pets include Arthritis Hip Dysplasia, Osteochondritis Dessicans, and injury caused by over-activity.


Why is Joint Guard unique for Dogs?

Joint Guard for Dogs is a nutritional supplement that has been developed using purified ingredients clinically proven at this exact dose and ratio to be effective in the treatment of joint problems due to arthritic conditions, injury or general wear and tear.

Joint Guard for Dogs not only contains highly potent Glucosamine hydrochloride and Chondroitin sulfate that you would find in human arthritis products, but it is formulated using a dose specific to dogs that has been tested for efficacy and safety.  The formulation also contains MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) a natural sulphur-based ingredient that has been shown to help reduce the pain ssociated with inflammation, at the right dose for dogs.  It is important not to substitute Joint Guard for Dogs with human arthritis products available from the chemist as these products do not contain the active ingredients at the correct ratio for dogs.  For example oversupplementation of Glucosamine has been suspected of causing Canine Diabetes. 

You will find that Joint Guard for Dogs is actually as cost-effective as human arthritis products available from the chemist and readily available through your vet, pet store or online.  Plus you can be sure that you are giving your dog a safe and proven ratio of Glucosamine and Chondroitin.

Joint Guard for Dogs comes in a great “no taste, no smell” powder undetectable by even the fussiest of eaters or for ease of dosing try the new medicated Joint Guard Liver Chews - each tasty chew contains 1/4 scoop of Joint Guard powder.

Glucosamine hydrochloride – a key nutrient that acts as the building block of cartilage to help reconstruct the damaged joints, as well as keeping the remaining cartilage cells healthy and functioning properly.  The glucosamine found in Joint Guard is guaranteed to be 99% pure, so you can be assured your dog is getting the best possible human-grade source.

Chondroitin sulfate – a major component of normal cartilage and also blocks the enzymes that break down cartilage cells.  This is a unique easy-to-absorb form of Chondroitin sulphate so  your dog gets the maximum available dose.  Without the correct dose of Chondroitin sulfate the arthritic enzymes will continue to destroy the cartilage, making it essential to only purchase a product for your dog that contains the proven ratio.

Joint Guard also contains other ingredients such as MSM which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory to help ease the pain associated with arthritis and a unique blend of vitamins and minerals which act as important co-factors to help maintain healthy bone and cartilage.

Dosage and Administration?

Each dog’s needs will differ, so the dosing information should be used as a guide only.

During the initial treatment period you need to give your dog the highest recommended doses for their weight.  Once you have noticed a good sustained response,then you can begin to reduce the dose to find the most economical amount which keeps your dog comfortable.

Each level scoop of Joint Guard for Dogs contains 5g of Joint Guard Powder and each Liver Chew contains 1/4 of a scoop of Joint Guard powder.

Refer to label for more detailed information on dosing.

How long does it take to work?

Joint Guard is not a drug, but a natural nutritional supplement, so it may take some time before you notice a significant improvement in your dog. 

An initial treatment period of 4-6 weeks at the maximum dose is recommended to ‘load up’ your dog’s joints with optimal levels of the Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfate.  Once the loading dose has been acheived, you only need to 'top up' that dose every day with a smaller amount.  Your pack of Joint Guard for Dogs will help you work out the best dose for your dog based on his/her weight, or talk to your vet as each dog's needs can be different.

Are there any side effects?

Joint Guard contains natural ingredients that have an excellent safety profile, with studies in dogs demonstrating no adverse effects on the liver, kidney, or other organs.

Some dogs may initially experience a mild gastrointestinal upset such as that which occurs when switching foods, but this should subside over time. If this does not subside, see your Veterinarian for advice.

Joint Guard for Dogs is a treatment for arthritis in dogs that contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin.  Dogs with arthritis suffer pain, lameness and loss of quality of life, so it is important that they are given a joint medication that works to help keep the joints healthy.

Joint Guard for Dogs has a high ratio of Glucosamine to Chondroitin sulfate that has been clinically proven to help dogs with arthritis and associated joint problems.  It can be used as a preventative or long term and is safe to use with no known side effects.