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Does Glucosamine Help Dogs With Hip Dysplasia?

Does Glucosamine Help Dogs With Hip Dysplasia?

Before we talk about the potential benefits of glucosamine, let's dive learn more about its role in a dog's body.

What is Glucosamine?

Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in your dog’s body and in your body as well. The highest concentration of glucosamine is found in healthy cartilage. Glucosamine produces something called glycan, which is used to rebuild cartilage. As a dog ages, the glucosamine levels in their cells decreases.

Do Glucosamine Supplements Work?

Supplementing your dog, if your dog has hip dysplasia, with a good quality supplement of glucosamine sulfate can be beneficial. Make sure it’s glucosamine sulfate though. This particular supplement helps to replenish levels of glucosamine in the dog’s body which then helps rebuild and support healthy cartilage.

 

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