Five Stars for Glyde Mobility Chews for Dogs!

At VetRxDirect, our shelves are stocked with thousands of excellent products and every day we hear from customers about their favorites. Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about Glyde Mobility Chews for Dogs and sales have gone through the roof.

What’s the buzz about? Green lipped mussels for one thing.

Glyde Mobility Chews contain a natural anti-inflammatory made from New Zealand Green-Glyde Mobility Heart-Shaped ChewsLipped Mussel powder. Those mussels are packed with beneficial nutrients. This revolutionary supplement also contains optimized levels of glucosamine and chondroitin to support normal joint health and function. Glyde Mobility Chews are ideal for dogs suffering from joint pain and stiffness and for those at risk for osteoarthritis due to their age, breed, or disease.

Find out more about Glyde Mobility Chews for Dogs by visiting the manufacturer’s product page.

This soft, easy-to-break nutritional supplement is made with all natural, gluten free ingredients and manufactured under strict standards so you can give it to your pet with confidence.

But don’t take it from me.

Here are a few of the customer reviews we’ve received about Glyde Mobility Chews:

Barbara from Princeton says: “With our vet’s assistance, we had tried everything, prescription and OTC, to make our elderly Lab more comfortable. After 8 weeks of taking Glyde, his arthritic limping gait has completely changed, his formerly fussy and flagging appetite is enormously better, he is alert and eager for activities that he hasn’t engaged in for a couple of years. In short, his quality of life has shown an astonishing improvement and we have discontinued other medications. This product is worth every penny and more.”

Sparky from Phoenix says: “My 2 year old dog was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia. My vet recommended the Glyde chews. She sits and waits patiently for her chew every morning and she is showing no signs of the disorder.”

Laryy from Long Island says: “Was recommended by my vet, I recommend as well. Noticeable improvement in my 13 year old dog. He was having a hard time getting up and moving around… Didn’t cure it but certainly a noticeable improvement.”

Plus, VetRxDirect has some of the lowest prices on the Internet for Glyde Mobility Chews and we stock three sizes: 30, 60 or 120 count chews.

Remember, no matter how great the reviews, before giving a product to your dog, be sure to talk with your pet’s veterinarian.

To your dog’s health!

Wes

Joint Disease in Dogs

Many dog parents have faced a diagnosis of joint disease in their canine friend, which often leads to lifelong treatment and management. There are several types of joint disease, including osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and dysplasia. Although these are just a few types of joint disease, they affect many dogs. This article discusses osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and dysplasia to help dog parents obtain a well-rounded understanding of the diseases.

Typical Joint For Reference in Joint Disease in Dogs

Joint Overview Image Courtesy of vetsci.co.uk

Basic anatomy of dog joints:

  • The place where two bones join together is called a joint and most joints are mobile, or designed to move.
  • Joints are full of cartilage, which is a protective layer between the two bones. Cartilage functions to reduce the friction between the two bones, protecting them from rubbing together and breaking.
  • A membrane, called the synovial membrane, covers the bones involved in the joint and secretes fluid. This fluid is called synovial fluid and it functions to lubricate the joint and also reduce friction.
  • Fluid filled sacs, called bursae, are located in the joint to help cushion it.

Common Joint Disease in Dogs

Osteoarthritis:

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease and is caused by degradation of joint cartilage over time. The cartilage production slows down as dogs age, resulting in the loss of the protective layer between the two bones in a joint. This eventually lets the bones to rub against each other, causing pain and inflammation. The bones also lose their shape and are damaged.

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Rheumatoid Arthritis is not as common as osteoarthritis in dogs. It is caused by the dog’s immune system attacking the joints. This also causes a loss of cartilage and usually very painful inflammation.

Joint Dysplasia:

Joints can be formed improperly or incompletely, called dysplasia, which can eventually result in the two bones separating from the joint. Dysplasia in dogs most commonly affects their elbows and hips, and it is believed to be partly caused by genetics.

How to help your dog without medicine:

  • Keep your dog at healthy weight. Their joints are already working hard and extra weight will only make their condition worse. Have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s weight to see if weight loss is needed. Your dog’s veterinarian will likely be able to help you design a weight loss program.
  • Feed your dog a healthy diet. Your dog’s veterinarian will be able to suggest diet changes, if needed, to help maintain a healthy weight while providing nutrients your dog’s joints need.
  • Make your dog’s environment safe and easy on them. When your dog’s joints deteriorate and they experience pain, using stairs and jumping on/off objects can be difficult. Keep  your dog’s mobility in mind and moving objects like bowls, beds, and toys can be beneficial.
  • Exercise your dog as directed by your dog’s veterinarian. Some joint conditions will benefit from exercise and others are worsened. The veterinarian will know if exercise will help your dog’s joint disease and will likely have some great recommendations.

Medications for joint disease in dogs:

  • Joint supplements provide key nutrients for your dog’s joints. For more information about joint supplements, stay tuned to the VetRxDirect blog because an article will be released soon talking about joint supplements for dogs.
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s) are prescription medications for dogs that decrease inflammation and pain. Examples include Rimadyl (Carprofen) Meloxidyl (Meloxicam), Etogesic (Etodolac), Feldene (Piroxicam) Deramaxx (Deracoxib), and Previcox (firocoxib). See our blog post “Important Information on NSAID’s for Pets” for more information about NSAID’s for dogs!
  • Steroids also decrease inflammation and swelling, but to a larger degree than NSAID’s do. With their increased effectiveness, come increased side effects. Usually steroids are given as a last resort or for bad flare ups of joint disease.

Does your dog have any other joint diseases? What other bone and joint supplements or prescription pain relievers have you given your dog? Please share with our pet parent audience by leaving a reply below. Thank you.

 

Bone & Joint Medication for Your Pets from VetRxDirect

Have you noticed a decrease in your pets’ energy and activity 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? These are all signs your pet might be suffering from joint or bone related issues.

No owner wants to watch their pets’ active life slowly come to a halt. We here at VetRxDirect understand staying on top of joint and bone health is critical in extending the length and quality of your pets’ life.

Giving your pet the right bone and joint supplement has the potential to greatly minimize inflammation and reduce the symptoms of arthritis.

The following are a couple of popular bone and joint supplements sold at VetRxDirect:

Cosequin Joint Health Supplement for Cats

Cosequin for Cats Available at VetRxDirect

For Cats consider Cosequin for Cats, an exclusive sprinkle capsule formula with tuna and chicken flavoring is a proven leader in healthy joint promotion in cats.

For Dogs consider Phycox Soft Chews, a popular joint supplement which comes in tasty natural liver flavored chews. VetRxDirect is currently having a special sale on Phycox. Buy a tub of Phycox 120 count soft chews and get TWO 10 count bottles of soft chews for free!!

We’ve priced both of these popular joint health supplements 10% OFF their already low prices during this special. HURRY! Sale prices and free goods offer ends next Friday.

Has your pet used Cosequin for Cats or Phycox Soft Chews? Feel free to give us all a quick review of the product in the comments section below.

Have a great evening,

Wes