Nutri-Vet Hip and Joint Regular Strength Peanut Butter Biscuits for Small and Medium Dogs are crunchy wafers that help support the healthy joints and ligaments of small and medium sized dogs weighing less than 60 pounds. This peanut butter flavored product is formulated to keep your pet's connective tissue and joint function healthy. Available in a 19.5-ounce pack, the product will keep your dog mobile for a long time. Just feed your dog 1 biscuit for every 30 lbs of their body weight twice a day for 4 to 6 weeks for best results. The product contains ingredients from shellfish.
Glucosamine HCL is the key building block for making cartilage. Recent reports in veterinary journals have validated the benefits of glucosamine in maintaining joint health and supporting mobility and activity in dogs of all ages and sizes.
Best Use: Ideal for early support in healthy joints, especially active dogs less than 60 lbs, although large dogs like them as between-meal rewards.
I feed my old Golden a dog food containing glucosamine and chondroitin. It is OK to give him the Nutri-Vet Hip & Joint biscuits?
It is generally accepted by veterinarians that larger, older breeds predisposed to joint conditions may benefit from 500mg of glucosamine once or twice daily. Many brands of premium pet food sold in pet specialty stores contain only 200 to 800mg of glucosamine per kg (2.2 pounds) of food – not body weight - thus making it difficult for dogs to ingest sufficient levels to promote joint flexibility and maintain healthy joint connective tissue, without overeating.
Note: Incorporating ingredients not listed as approved ingredients in the Official Publication of AAFCO and “not recognized as essential nutrients by AAFCO Nutrient Profiles” into pet foods adds to the controversy because foods containing such components are considered “adulterated” by AAFCO.
I noticed that you have tablets, soft chews, biscuits and liquid forms of hip and joint supplements for dogs, why so many? Why so many forms?
I don’t know about you, but I like variety in my diet! We try to make it as easy as possible to ensure your pet eats the supplements we make. What better way, than to have a biscuit in the morning and a liver flavored chewable at bed time.