Active Joints for Dogs and Cats - Total Animal Health
Vendor: Total Animal Health
What is Active Joints?
ActiveJoints is a premium, multi-action powder that aims to relieve your pets daily joint pain and inflammation, improving overall joint mobility & osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory disease in which cartilage breakdown exceeds cartilage synthesis, resulting in a progressive and permanent break down of cartilage in joints.
ActiveJoints is a convenient and easy to use powder. Simply add the recommended dose into your pet's food daily, based off their weight.
- Glucosamine is an amino sugar (a sugar molecule with an amino group attached). It is supplied in Active Joints as the highly stable hydrochloride salt of glucosamine.
- Chondroitin sulfate is a sulfated glycosaminoglycan (GAG). GAGs are also called mucopolysaccharides. Chondroitin sulfate is composed of a chain of a particular disaccharide composed of the two sugars, N-acetylgalactosamine and glucuronic acid. These sugars have sulfate groups attached.
- MSM is a form of organic, naturally-occurring, bioavailable sulfur.
- Vitamin C and curcumin (the active compound in turmeric) are both powerful antioxidants which reduce the production of free radicals that can damage cells and tissues. Vitamin C is supplied in Active Joints as sodium ascorbate. Turmeric is supplied in Active Joints in a highly concentrated form.
- Manganese Gluconate helps to support the existing cartilage and amazingly slows its breakdown.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory disease characterised primarily by progressive and permanent breakdown of cartilage in joints, but additionally by inflammation of the synovial membrane, changes in the subchondral bone (the bone underlying the cartilage in a joint), and reduction in synovial fluid viscosity. Animals with osteoarthritis suffer pain which is manifest as lameness, reduced mobility and, in companion animals, as a reluctance to rise.
Like all tissues in the body, cartilage undergoes constant repair. Cartilage has a huge capacity to synthesise its major components (proteoglycans and collagen). In a normal healthy joint, the amount of cartilage matrix that breaks down during normal daily activity and the amount of new cartilage that is produced to replace the degraded cartilage are the same, but in osteoarthritis cartilage breakdown exceeds cartilage synthesis.
Should you use Joint Power or Active Joints?
JointPower is higher in both glucosamine and chondroitin than ActiveJoints, but both Active Joints and Joint Power are extremely active, and both can be used for treatment. Both can also be used as a preventative. Different dogs will respond differently to each product.
How often to use Active Joints
Daily - The first 6 weeks is a slightly larger dose, then it reduces for an ongoing maintenance dose. See below for yours dogs required dose by weight.
- Glucosamine HCl
- Chondroitin sulfate
- Sodium ascorbate (vitamin C)
- Manganese gluconate
- Medium chain triglycerides
View the chart below to see what the dosage rate would be for your pet, calculated by weight.