Glucosamine is a natural compound that is made up of the amino acid glutamine and sugar. It is produced naturally in dogs’ bodies and aids in the formation of molecules that make up the cartilage in their joints.
The compound helps repair the wear and tear that happens with age, but the issue is that the body produces less glucosamine with every passing year, leading to joint problems, such as arthritis as dogs approach old age.
It is most commonly found in healthy cartilage, but this is hard to procure at the level and quality which is ideal, so it is often a good idea for dogs to take it in the form of supplements. But it can also be made a part of their regular diet.
Not all supplements are equal though; Synthetic supplements often lose their effectiveness more quickly than those that come from natural sources, such as green-lipped mussels, which are naturally rich in glycosaminoglycans – the building blocks of cartilage and joint fluid.
As well as containing long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, raw green-lipped mussel extracts are a source of other unique omega-3 fatty acids with significant anti-inflammatory actions. Green-lipped mussels also contain rare, furan fatty acids that act as powerful antioxidants.
That’s why we add Green-Lipped Mussel extract to our Senior’s Club recipe. Membership Rules – Must be wise, must be brave, always loveable, definitely young at heart, never grouchy!
But, did you know? If you have an older dog, you don’t need to feed our Senior’s Club recipe exclusively, you can feed it as an additional variety in their diet to get all of the benefits.