Nearly 1 in 3 cats over the age of 8 could use extra support to help promote joint comfort... 1 out of 5 dogs, especially larger breed dogs, can also benefit from joint support. Now there's NEW hope for your pet.
And judging by the number of YouTube videos people post online to show off their pets' entertaining antics, it's clear that adoring owners spend countless hours watching their companion animals at play.
As you watch your pet move, have you ever wondered whether a supplement might help support her healthy joints?
Joint comfort and flexible movement tend to be things we don't think about often. Many believe their pet needs support for flexibility and comfort only when reaching the later years of life.
You may be surprised to find out that it isn't totally true. Some of the latest research findings paint a different picture...
Your pet can benefit from support long before he or she is "old."
Newer research tells us that nearly 1 in 3 cats over the age of 8 could use support for joint function and comfort.
And 1 in 5 dogs, especially larger breed dogs, could use support for optimal hip and joint health throughout life, too.
The surprising thing with dogs is that we now know they may need support way before their senior years.
If you have a dog or cat in need of joint support, you want to help your dear pet maintain his health.
Even a kitty as young as 8 or a pup just reaching his prime could benefit from support for optimal hip and joint function.
But in just a minute, I'll reveal how you can provide your pet with what I consider to be one of his best chances at comfortable and healthy joint function.
Your pet may benefit from additional support...
How can you tell if your pet has less-than-optimal hip and joint function?
Obviously, he can't tell you.
There are a number of things you can do to help improve function and to promote joint comfort in your pet.
There's nothing like natural species-specific foods prepared right in your own kitchen to give your pet his or her best chance at maintaining healthy joints and cartilage.
And now it's a breeze with the book, Dr. Becker's Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats.
In this newly revised edition, you'll find easy-to-follow recipes and everything you need to know to prepare fresh, wholesome food for your pet.
Each recipe is based on your pet's ancestral diet and meets NRC and AAFCO nutritional guidelines, so you know you're feeding the healthiest of foods.
Give your pet the gift of healthy homemade food and the diet nature designed exclusively for them.
Could your kitty benefit from a joint support supplement?
Cartilage-supporting agents are nutraceuticals, or nutrients used to support or help maintain hip and joint health.
How do they work? Cartilage-supporting agents help promote cartilage health in your cat or dog as he ages.
Cartilage is firm elastic living tissue that lines the 2 bone surfaces in a healthy joint.
Cartilage cells produce long chain molecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). When they combine with water, they provide cushioning to help protect your pet's bones during movement and exercise.
The most common GAG is chondroitin sulfate, a joint support ingredient I'm sure you're familiar with. Chondroitin is naturally present in healthy connective tissue and cartilage.
Another GAG naturally found in normal cartilage is hyaluronic acid. This one helps cartilage maintain its flexibility, elasticity, and strength.
What's so unique about cartilage is this:
Over time, cartilage may begin to lose water and become dry and less elastic. Joint fluid production may decrease.
Cartilage can benefit from supplementation, which may help:
Depending on the age of your pet, he may benefit from a supplement to help maintain optimal joint function.
As your pet ages, his natural production of GAGs slows.
With advancing age, your pet's natural production of GAGs slows.
And his or her body may not be able to replace lost cartilage fast enough to maintain optimal hip and joint health.
This is where cartilage-supporting agents (CPAs) may help.
They can help maintain the health of cartilage cells.
In fact, CPAs can potentially improve joint function and performance.
Even certain puppies can benefit from CPAs.
I think by now you can see how cartilage-supporting agents can help support your pet's cartilage and joints.
So, who may benefit from using CPAs?
I recommend using CPAs for your pet as an alternative for promoting healthy hip and joint comfort and function.
Since joint health is a major concern among many pet owners, I'm often asked to recommend a joint support supplement for pets. Up until now it's been a challenge to find one I really like.
That's why I'm excited to offer Mercola Healthy Pets' Joint Support for Pets.
Joint Support for Pets has been formulated exclusively for Mercola Healthy Pets to contain not just 1 or 2, but 7 active joint health ingredients.
As a veterinarian, I'm impressed with this formulation - it's the most complete collection of joint support nutrients I've seen.
Plus, you'll find that it includes some exciting ingredients, too, that aren't available on store shelves.
Ingredients like BiovaPlex™... Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO)... and Collagen Type II.
From the Barnyard-Nature's Gift for Your Pet's Healthy Joints
BiovaPlex™ is a proprietary, all-natural ingredient derived from natural eggshell membrane - that protective barrier that remains in the shells of broken eggs.
Nature’s own “formulation” of joint nutrients, BiovaPlex™ is the first and only water-soluble eggshell membrane ingredient made in the USA.
Rich in elastin, collagens, and glycosaminoglycans, such as chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, BiovaPlex™ supports the stability and flexibility of your pet's joints, as well as the skin and coat.
Canine research on BiovaPlex™ has shown promising results. In one study of 57 dogs, positive changes were seen in only 7 days of use.
By the end of the 28-day study, all the dogs showed increased activity and mobility. Many pet owners noticed a difference.
Broken eggshells with “joint nutritional powerhouse” membrane intact
What's so special about eggshell membrane? It contains a number of natural substances including:
In my opinion, using eggshell membrane is a no-brainer. When you have a terrific natural source of what I consider to be the 3 best glycosaminoglycans - glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid -why settle for separate, isolated nutrients?
What’s more, BiovaPlex™ originates from a “green” and eco-friendly industry. The eggshell membrane is harvested from “egg breaking” facilities - from a product that would normally be discarded.
Using an all-natural, patented process, the eggshells and their attached membranes are separated from each other. The concentrated membrane is then processed utilizing a proprietary patent-pending Hydro5™ process that makes the eggshell membrane’s nutritional components more bioavailable.
Cetyl Myristoleate, or CMO for short, is a potent joint lubricant. By keeping joints lubricated, wear and tear takes less of a toll on joints.
You can help maintain a wider range of motion and promote comfort in your pet. Plus, nutrients can better reach the cartilage and soft tissue and nourish your pet's joints.
The Cetyl Myristoleate Complex found in Joint Support for Pets is the result of years of clinical research and exploration of raw materials and preparation techniques. This unique complex contains a bioavailable, high concentration of Cetyl Myristoleate.
The CMO in our formulation appears to function in at least four different ways:
Collagen Type II comes from chicken cartilage and contains the greatest number of joint supporting proteoglycans of all the forms of collagen.
Creating a fibrillar network of collagen allows the cartilage to entrap the proteoglycans and provide tensile strength to the surrounding tissue.
Perna canaliculus, or the Green-Lipped Mussel, is a bivalve mollusk native to New Zealand. It has been added to aid in maintaining a normal inflammatory response.
Other benefits include:
All in all, this ingredient supports not only healthy joints for your pet, but also a healthy immune system.*
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) provides 2 essential substances:
MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient found in many foods in very small amounts. Published research shows MSM to be safe and effective in promoting joint comfort and supporting a normal range of motion in animals.
The sulfur in MSM helps promote flexibility and elasticity of body tissue and helps maintain cell membrane permeability. MSM also acts as a powerful antioxidant, scavenging free radicals and aiding in muscle function and joint fluid production.
Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme from fresh pineapple. It helps naturally promote a normal immune response in humans and animals.
And last, but not the least, we've added Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - a powerful antioxidant to help reduce free radical production. Because it's pH balanced, it's gentle on your pet's stomach.
Help keep your pet moving with ease
To summarize, here's what you'll find in Joint Support for Pets:
Complete with quality whey protein and beef liver powder, our formula comes in a delicious chewable tablet that dogs and cats love.
The 3 top reasons why I recommend Joint Support for Pets to my clients and readers are:
Just as importantly, I also like what's NOT in this product...
Plus we are not aware of any harmful side effects! The built-in digestive enzyme blend is an added plus to help your pet benefit from these exceptional ingredients.
Joint Support for Pets...
It's almost like giving your pet a gift!