Your dog's or cat's joints allow him to walk, run, jump, climb, and move his head and neck to see things. His joints are lubricated with synovial fluid to help them manoeuvre with ease and are stabilised by tendons and ligaments. When these joints are damaged by injury or disease, joint inflammation can arise.
Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
Commonly known as osteoarthritis, DJD occurs when the cartilage protecting the bones of a joint is damaged. DJD is extremely painful. You and your cat/dog may not be aware of their condition until they have experienced years of abnormal stress upon their joints. This is because cartilage has no nerve supply, so damage is able to progress with no noticeable symptoms until the joint is extremely damaged and the synovial fluid has lost its ability to protect the bone surfaces. This is why DJD is more often than not, seen in older cats or dogs.
So how can FlexiPets help?
When your cat or dog begins to suffer from arthritis or DJD, they may be prescribed analgesic or anti-inflammatory medications from your vet (which will be used for the short term, to encourage movement). Always ask your vet before giving your dog or cat FlexiPETS but if your vet agrees, FlexiPets, whether used alongside prescribed medication from your vet for joint pain, or alone, it may help to improve joint pain & mobility as well as help to maintain the health of the joint. FlexiPets contains Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Mangosteen, Flaxseed and MSM all of which have been shown to support joint health.
Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in the body, made from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. Glucosamine is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan, a molecule used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. Unfortunately, natural production of glucosamine slows significantly with age so glucosamine supplementation can be necessary to help maintain healthy joints and to improve joint flexibility and mobility.
MSM is a naturally occurring sulphur compound that plays a role in promoting growth & maintenance of connective tissues and joint health. It is typically accompanied by Glucosamine as studies have shown results to joint health are far greater when used in combination.
The active ingredient in Mangoselect™ is xanthones. Xanthones are natural compounds that work as potent antioxidants and provide the body with powerful plant-based nutritional benefits such as excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
MangoSelect™, extracted from the Mangosteen fruit has been clinically established as an extremely proficient anti-inflammatory agent. When taken regularly, Mangosteen can improve joint flexibility and reduce painful joints.
Flaxseed is high in an omega-3 fatty acid called ALA or alpha-linolenic acid. ALA fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation within blood vessels and even in joint tissues.