Have you noticed a decrease in your pet’s energy level as they get older? Maybe they aren’t following you around the house as much, or not as playful as they used to be? Especially as your dog or cat ages, it’s important to pay close attention to his or her movements – or lack of them. An older pet that demonstrates a lowered activity level, stiffness, or reluctance to play or walk, may be suffering from arthritis. Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition where the joints wear down and cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Here are some common signs of arthritis in dogs and cats:
- Trouble standing or sitting
- Limping or favoring a leg
- Moving with stiffness or seemingly sore joints
- Lower activity levels or tire more easily
- Unwillingness to climb stairs, run, jump, or play
Working and active dogs tend to put more stress on their joints. Both young and older cats can experience arthritic changes. Breed and genetics also play a role. If you notice your dog or cat slowing down, showing signs of pain, or losing interest in physical activity, it may be time to talk with your veterinarian. If diagnosed and caught in the early stages, your veterinarian may suggest a supplement or pain reliever to help ease some of their symptoms.
What is Dasuquin?
Dasuquin is a comprehensive joint supplement for dogs and cats. It helps support joint function and mobility, encourage cartilage and tissue repair, reduce breakdown. For active and aging dogs and cats, it may reduce discomfort caused by daily activity, and help encourage mobility. Dasuquin contains glucosamine, chondroitin, and avocado/soybean powder for optimal joint nutrition. The Dasuquin dog formula is available in flavored soft chews and chewable tablets.
Dasuquin flavored sprinkle capsules are designed just for cats. As cats age, it is common for cartilage and tissue to start wearing out and joints to become less flexible. It may help reverse the process of cartilage breakdown, and support bladder health.
Dasuquin with MSM
Dasuquin with MSM for dogs features the same joint nourishing ingredients from Dasuquin, but contains methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and green tea extract. MSM is included as a source of sulfur, a compound used by cartilage. Available in soft chews and chewable tablets.