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Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Joint Health

At what age should you start giving your dog joint supplements?

Joint supplements are appropriate to give dogs of any age, including puppies. Our TRI-ACTA joint supplement is designed to be given to your dog as a preventative measure to keep their joints healthy and can be started when your dog is young.

How can I strengthen my dog’s joints?

As your dog ages, it’s natural for their body to lessen the production of cartilage, meaning that physical activity can be harder on their joints. In fact, joint supplements are often recommended to be given later in your dog's life to help your dog’s body produce the components to support their joints, and prevent conditions like lame dog.

To support the healthy production of natural components necessary for joint health in your dog, you can include TRI-ACTA for Pets in their diet. As a tasteless powder, TRI-ACTA is easy to administer by sprinkling on your dog’s regular food. If you have a senior dog with current joint problems, consider using our extra-strength TRI-ACTA H.A. formula instead.

Why is supplementation important?

As all animals will eventually experience some sort of joint degradation in their lifetime, supplementation can help your dog develop and maintain strong joints to support their joint health in the future.

Supplementing young dogs is also important to ensure the joints and bones develop properly. Hip dysplasia is an example of a common condition that dogs can suffer from, and is often a result of improper development of the joints during maturation. A proactive approach can decrease the likelihood of hip and joint complications in your dog’s senior years. Using TRI-ACTA for Pets on a daily basis at a young age will prevent or significantly reduce the effects and severity of joint deterioration, osteoarthritis, and dysplasia as an animal ages.

My dog is using NSAIDs. Can I use TRI-ACTA joint supplements?

TRI-ACTA joint supplements can be used in conjunction with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or as an alternative. In fact, TRI-ACTA is a safer, more effective alternative to NSAIDs with none of the side effects. TRI-ACTA not only reduces inflammation and pain, but it also actively repairs the cartilage and prevents further breakdown, halting the progress of the disease. If your vet has prescribed NSAIDs for pain relief, you could use TRI-ACTA in conjunction with it, using the NSAIDs only as needed.

My dog food contains Glucosamine. Do I need to supplement?

Yes, even if you are feeding your dog pet food that contains glucosamine, supplementation is often still necessary. This is because the amount of glucosamine in pet foods is significantly less than what your pet actually needs. In order for glucosamine to have any therapeutic or preventive value, your pet requires (on average) roughly 18-20 mg of glucosamine per pound of body weight. This means a 50-pound dog needs about 900-1000 mg of glucosamine daily. With typical glucosamine pet food, even feeding several kilos of kibble per day still wouldn’t get close to the minimum required level of glucosamine needed for a therapeutic effect.A comprehensive and complete approach to joint supplementation with TRI-ACTA ensures the deterioration of your dog’s joints is prevented or significantly reduced. For dogs that already exhibit signs of joint discomfort, TRI-ACTA H.A. will treat the symptoms, repair damaged cartilage, and work toward preventing cartilage from further deterioration.

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