Nutri-Vet Product Facts

Key Benefits

  • Can be used as an arthritis supplement for dogs
  • 500 mg of Glucosamine HCL, the key building block for making cartilage, supports better mobility
  • 400 mg of chondroitin sulfate protects existing cartilage and slows its breakdown
  • 50 mg of MSM acts as a natural anti-inflammatory while providing sulfur to support the formation of cartilage
  • Hyaluronic acid helps maintain the viscosity of joint fluid
  • Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, supports bones and cartilage while fighting free radicals and supporting the immune system
  • Manganese, copper and zinc support biochemical reactions that help form cartilage

  1. Glucosamine Hydrochloride
    Glucosamine Hydrochloride is derived from shellfish and not involved in the glucose pathway. It is a building block and stimulates the growth of cartilage cells. It has also been known to normalize the synovial fluid which lubricates the joints. Glucosamine is effective in reduction of pain and joint inflammation, resulting in increased mobility. Glucosamine is naturally produced by your dog’s body, but over time, their natural production becomes inadequate at preventing joint damage and must be supplemented.
  2. Chondroitin Sulfate (porcine trachea)
    Chondroitin Sulfate porcine trachea is a cartilage component that promotes water retention (hydration is key for healthy joints) and elasticity needed for mobility. It also inhibits cartilage-destroying enzymes that break down cartilage and joint fluid. Chondroitin Sulfate promotes joint repair and when given with glucosamine has a synergistic (greater) effect. It has been shown to lessen inflammation if given before a joint injury in dogs.
  3. Methysulfonylmethane (MSM)
    Methysulfonylmethane (or MSM) is a naturally-occurring, easily-absorbed sulfur that is an essential building block for all cell membranes. It is a potent antioxidant, joint healer and highly effective at relieving pain and inflammation. It is typically given in pill form but is unfortunately left out of the majority of dog joint supplements.
  4. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
    Unlike humans, dogs’ bodies are able to create their own vitamin C, but dogs with joint problems need more than what their bodies produce naturally. This antioxidant protects against free radicals that accelerate the aging process and aids in the absorption of the other ingredients. Vitamin C advocates say that young dogs who regularly receive vitamin C supplements develop far fewer cases of hip dysplasia and arthritis.
  5. Zinc (Zinc Oxide)
    Zinc is known to play an important role in bone remodeling and bone health. It has been reported that one of the reasons for bone growth retardation and low bone density is a zinc dietary deficiency. Studies have shown that zinc oxide is able to stimulate the formation of collagen, which can speed the healing process and help the skeletal development.
  6. Hyaluronic Acid
    Hyaluronic Acid (or HA) is a gel-like substance that is naturally produced by your dog’s body, serving as a shock absorber and helping to lubricate their joint fluid. In older dogs, highly active dogs, or dogs that have suffered an injury, HA can become damaged and lead to joint issues. HA given in supplement form has been shown to be effective in replacing damaged HA in the joints that commonly occurs from overuse, age, or trauma.
  7. Manganese (Manganese Gluconate)
    An antioxidant that supports the body’s natural defenses, manganese aids in the production of cartilage and supports normal bone development. In addition, it promotes good muscle and bone health, which is an essential component in maintaining healthy joints.
  8. Copper (Copper Gluconate)
    Copper gluconate is also used in the treatment of osteoporosis―a condition that causes brittle bones and increases the risk of bone fractures. Studies have shown that dietary copper is crucial in bone development. For normal growth of bones, the body depends on this trace mineral. So along with manganese and zinc supplements, copper gluconate may be prescribed to treat osteoporosis.