Recently, a lot has been said about joint problems in dogs. Unfortunately, they are increasingly more common and they result not only from the genetically determined predispositions of the dog, but also from rapidly developing civilization diseases.
Causes of joint diseases:
• Genetic predisposition and congenital diseases such as Wobbler’s disease.
• Developmental disorders: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, sterile osteochondral necrosis (OCD) and many others.
• Hormonal problems, including an overactive parathyroid gland.
• Metabolic disorders.
• Degenerative joint disease.
• Degenerative diseases of the spine such as cauda equina syndrome and degeneration of the intervertebral discs.
• Infectious and autoimmune diseases, including Lyme disease and rheumatoid diseases.
• Fractures with joint damage.
Some dogs can be masters in masking their pain and disease symptoms, so sometimes it happens that our beloved pets live for many years with pain and problems with joint mobility, we – their owners – do not know about it.
However, with careful observation, you might finds some of these symptoms:
• decreased activity,
• lameness or a clear relief of one of the limbs,
• avoiding jumping and climbing, for example, on a sofa or stairs,
• longer naps,
• running away from hugs and cuddles,
• avoiding playtime,
• visible stiffness in the joint,
• difficulty standing up or visible pain.
How to help my dog with joint problems?
Treatment of these diseases helps, of course, but usually at that point the disease state is already advanced and dealing with it is associated with high veterinary costs and requires a lot of work and creates additional stress for the dog and the dog parent. If you care about the happiness and well-being of your pup, because he is your best friend, give him what is best for him. Reach for proven and thoroughly tested veterinary products that will make the saying „a healthy dog is a happy dog” a reality.
In response to the needs of all our little friends, Orion Group created the Aptus brand, which brings together the best veterinarians, scientists and experts in the field of nutrition and animal health. The entire team constantly watches over technological innovations and constantly strives to constantly improve the well-being of our beloved pets. Since the 1990s, the Aptus brand has supported pet owners and is part of their lives. Aptus offers a wide range of easy-to-use pet care products of excellent quality and based on the latest available scientific knowledge. The brand’s slogan: „PET APPROVED – VET APPROVED” sums up their values. These are easily available and tasty products with perfectly balanced ingredients which support pets health in the best possible way.
Aptus meets many needs of your pet and with your dogs’s healthy joints in mind, they created the APTO-FLEX CHEWS well-absorbed and tasty chews for with a chrondro-protective effect. The syrup contains specially selected ingredients, including: hydrolyzed collagen, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid, which prevent the formation of free radicals. Through their action, they support the health of joints and joint structures. Thanks to these properties, they promote mobility and maintain their elasticity. The syrup is recommended for prophylactic use, but also provides excellent support during the animal’s treatment and convalescence periods.
If your pet needs more joint protection, reach for APTO FLEX syrup with cranberry. Aptus meets the expectations of even the most demanding owners – those who want to give their pet the best and provide even more joint protection and also guarantees antifungal, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. The composition of the product enriched with cranberry has a positive effect on the functioning of the most important organs such as the brain, stomach, intestines and the entire urinary system. This syrup prevents the formation of cancer, and also reduces the need for antibiotics and the development of drug resistance.
Do not wait until your best friend becomes ill and requires specialist veterinary care. Take a regular care of your dog’s well-being today and prevent ailments that may adversely affect the comfort of their life. Reach for perfectly developed and perfectly balanced veterinary preparations, created on the basis of the latest research and technologies. Let your dog enjoy many healthy years, and give yourself a gift of many years with your best friend by your side.