Tips to keep dog’s joints healthy at every stage of life

By September 3, 2021 No Comments

Mobility can make life remarkable.

Mobility is key to a healthy quality of life for dogs. Understanding canine osteoarthritis (also known as a degenerative joint disease) and the benefits of early detection and treatment can help dogs enjoy more years of everyday adventures with their families – from jumping in the car for a ride, running a trail at the dog park or simply walking up the stairs.

What is canine osteoarthritis (OA)?

Canine osteoarthritis or DJD is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs.1 This painful disease is caused by deterioration of joint cartilage, surrounding tissue and fluid.1 Over time, this can lead to bone-on-bone contact, chronic inflammation, swelling — and a very uncomfortable life for a dog.1


Tips to keep dog’s joints healthy at every stage of life.

·       Keep dog at a healthy weight

·       Encourage regular movement and exercise

·       Provide balanced nutrition, particularly during growth phase

·       Understand the early signs of a potential joint problem

·       Pet parents and veterinarians work collaboratively to identify a problem early and establish a treatment plan

·       Comply with veterinarian recommendations

Synovial Joints. The foundation of movement.

Synovial joints are the most common type of joint in the dog’s body, and they serve two functions. They enable movement and transfer weight distribution. They are natural pivot points that give dogs their flexibility and mobility. For a joint to stay active, it must remain stable. Instability exerts abnormal forces on the joint and results in joint damage and disease progression.



Restore. Relieve. Renew.

Nothing works like Adequan® Canine.

As the only FDA-approved disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD), Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) has a mode of action that empowers you to proactively treat the disease, not just the clinical signs.1


Adequan Injectable for Dogs is an injectable medication prescribed to help manage arthritis and joint problems in dogs. It may also help restore joint lubrication, relieve inflammation and renew the foundation of healthy cartilage. For over 20 years, this medication has been prescribed and trusted by veterinarians to help moderate signs connected with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of canine synovial joints.

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