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Vitacost - Tag ArthroPower(TM) For Pets with Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM Bacon -- 1500 mg Complex - 120 Chewable Tablets


Vitacost - Tag ArthroPower(TM) For Pets with Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM Bacon
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Vitacost - Tag ArthroPower(TM) For Pets with Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM Bacon Description

All-natural supplement.

What is Vitacost ArthroPower™ For Pets?


Just like humans, animals are extremely active by nature and can experience age-associated changes in their health, especially their joints. These age-related changes over time cause the “wear and tear” that may lead to gradual deterioration of joint cartilage, leading to pain and stiffness.

Research shows dogs can benefit from glucosamine, chondroitin and manganese. ArthroPower for Pets contains a combination of these nutrients, plus MSM and 500 mg of brewer’s yeast.

 

How does Vitacost ArthroPower™ For Pets support health? 

  • Supplies glucosamine: A sugar produced in the body (and found in small amounts in some foods) that plays an important part in joint construction. It stimulates the production of "glycosaminoglycans," which are key structural components of cartilage.
  • Supplies chondroitin: A naturally occurring molecule involved in cartilage health.
  • Supplies manganese: A trace mineral that plays a part in joint cartilage production. It's also essential for chondroitin sulfate synthesis, which is critical to the organic matrix of bone.
  • Supplies MSM (methylsulfonylmethane): An organic source of sulfur, necessary for the structural integrity of connective tissues.

Why choose Vitacost ArthroPower For Pets? 

  • A safe, natural way to help your pet.
  • Hearty bacon flavor your pet will love!

About Vitacost
Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Directions

For dogs or cats, give the following doses daily, or as directed by a veterinarian. Up to 10 lbs, 1/4 tablet; 10-24 lbs, 1/2 tablet; 25-100 lbs, 1 tablet; over 100 lbs, 2 tablets. It is recommended that you give double the amount for the first six weeks, then reduce gradually over a three-week period to the recommended dose.
Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrient Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 120
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Brewer's Yeast Powder *500 mg
Glucosamine Sulfate (as 2 KCl)*500 mg
Chondroitin Sulfate *400 mg
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) *100 mg
Potassium (from Glucosamine Sulfate) (2 KCl)75 mg
Sodium (from Chondroitin Sulfate)31 mg
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) *5 mg
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO (Dog or Cat) Food Nutrient Profiles.
Other Ingredients: Sucrose, vegetable stearic acid, cellulose, bacon flavor, vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.
Contains: Crustacean Shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster).

ArthroPower™ is a trademark of Vitacost.com, Inc.
Warnings

Not for human consumption.

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How to Identify and Treat Pain in Dogs - A Holistic Approach

There are few things worse than knowing that your beloved four-legged companion is in pain. Pet parents should be aware that dogs are notorious for hiding when they are in distress. Therefore, when they do start showing signs, the pain is usually pretty severe. A speedy trip to the vet will likely leave you with a medication you're unfamiliar with, and one that comes with a slew of potential side effects. It's no wonder so many people are searching for safe, natural pet products and remedies to help relieve pain.

Sad-Looking Dog in Pain Lying on Hardwood Floor in Need of Holistic Pet Care | Vitacost.com/blog

 

Luckily, there is hope and we are here to help as much as possible. In this article, we will discuss the knowledge needed to dog pain symptoms, the dangers of conventional medication that you should be aware of, and finally, how to relieve and prevent pain. Let's get to it!

Is my dog in pain? Spotting the telltale signs

The first step in relieving pain and discomfort is being able to recognize it. Again, it's instinctual for dogs to hide the fact that they are in pain. Therefore, if you find any of the following dog pain symptoms it is important to act straight away.

Energy

Energy levels are a major clue when uncovering pain in dogs. If your dog is typically full of life and is now glued to the couch, it's very likely that something isn't right, be it pain or sickness.

Anti-Social

Alongside energy levels is reclusiveness. If Fido is usually a social butterfly and is now hiding in the corner or under your bed when company arrives, chances are something is up. This is also in large part due to the fact that a dog in distress is nervous about being touched as playtime is now associated with pain.

Biting

The next sign of pain in dogs is both biting themselves and nipping at others. A dog in pain will oftentimes bite and lick the affected area. When someone or something gets to close to them, they tend to lash out in fear.

Swelling

The most noticeably visible sign of distress is swelling and inflammation. While physical symptoms are more difficult to hide, you'd be surprised how many doting pet parents can still overlook these changes. It is imperative to keep a close eye on Fido and take note of any differences you may find.

Tail & eyes

Finally, dogs in pain often show it in their tail and eyes. If your dog's tail is typically upright and is now sagging between their legs, it is something to take note of. Additionally, dogs in pain will oftentimes have diluted pupils or bloodshot eyes. They may also have loopy, "sick" eyes like many people have when they aren't feeling their best.

Recognizing all of the aforementioned symptoms of pain require pet owners to know their dog's "normal." It takes knowing your dog's typical behavior and personality traits in order to distinguish when something isn't right.

The truth about conventional meds

Once you recognize that your dog is in pain it's only natural that you want to do anything and everything to relieve it. With that being said, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Conventional medications do not come without risk. While in some cases these drugs are necessary, other times they may not be worth the potential adverse reactions that they can cause.

Never evers:

  • Ibuprofen – found in Advil, Motrin and Nuprin
  • Acetaminophen – found in Tylenol and many decongestants
  • Naproxen – found in Aleve

A quick Google search will lead you to articles claiming that these drugs are safe for dogs in small dosages. However, all dogs are different and there is no telling how your pup may react. Be sure to consult a veterinarian for trusted advice.

NSAIDs 

Furthermore, NSAIDs (or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are also commonly prescribed for dogs. Again, there are occasions that NSAIDs may be necessary, however, pet owners must understand the risks.

Potential side effects of NSAIDs include:

  • Severe, painful intestinal issues
  • Bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Vomiting (with or without blood)
  • Diarrhea (with or without blood)
  • Lethargy and weakness
  • Depression
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney problems
  • Kidney failure
  • Death

As you can see, the use of NSAIDs should be closely monitored and used only when absolutely necessary. 

Natural pain remedies for dogs

Thankfully, there are all natural alternatives for relieving Fido's pain that have virtually no potential adverse reactions.

Turmeric

Research continues to show that turmeric offers significant anti-inflammatory benefits. Turmeric for dogs is not only an effective way to relieve present inflammation and associated pain, but it also serves as a powerful preventative. Turmeric also has natural antioxidant properties that may help with joint issues and promote longevity.

Feverfew

Another all natural anti-inflammatory herb is feverfew. This herb traditionally has been used to address headaches and joint discomfort in people, and it can also be effective and safe for helping our furry friends.

Glucosamine

Something that you may want to consider adding to your dog's diet is a glucosamine supplement. Glucosamine is a wonderful supplement for aging dogs and is incredibly effective in treating and preventing joint conditions such as hip dysplasia.

Exercise

Finally, just like in people, a lack of exercise is directly correlated with a slew of health conditions. Don't underestimate the powerful preventative that proper exercise for pets can truly be. Making sure that your dog is getting plenty of activity (both physical and mental) can be one of the easiest ways for pet parents to ensure they live a long, happy life. 

Final thoughts

At the end of the day, you want what's best for your dog. We firmly believe that knowledge is power. Get to  know your dog's state of normal; learn all there is about prescribed medications before administering them; and, finally, know that you have options. We genuinely hope that your four-legged friend feels better soon!

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