Our Advanced Mobility Chews are the epitome of joint health supplements. They contain over half a dozen ingredients proven to support healthy joint and nerve function, like organic hemp seed powder and sunflower lecithin. We formulated our chews to provide only the absolute best in nutrition for your dog.
They are especially helpful for older dogs but any dog, of any breed or age, can use them safely. They can be especially helpful if your dog is recovering from surgery or injury.
When Your Dog Can’t Play Anymore: Issues With Mobility
We knew it was coming. He started to struggle to stand up after laying down for a while, he did not want to run and play as often as he did when he was a puppy, and he seemed a lot more tired at the end of the day.
Maximus was getting older.
We spent years developing our line of CBD oil products for pets to help with every possible health condition your dog could experience. We want the best for your dog, just like we do for ours.
When Maximus started showing signs of arthritis in his hips and legs, we knew we had to take the next step and develop a supplement to make him feel better. His quality of life was declining and it was obvious he was in constant pain. That is hard to watch when you love your dog!
After hundreds of hours of research and testing, we had the basic formula for our Advanced Mobility Chews!
Maximus was our very first patient and he approved whole-heartedly! He willingly gobbled up all the salmon-flavored CBD-infused treats we could throw at him.
We saw this specific array of ingredients help him so much we knew we had to make it available to other pet owners as well.
We are so proud to share our success with you!
Why Is My Dog Having Trouble Moving Around?
If your dog is struggling with mobility, you may notice him:
- Reluctant to walk anything but super short distances
- Does not want to jump or walk upstairs
- Is walking very slowly and carefully
- Has swollen joints that may be warm to the touch
- Is refusing to use one of his legs, or cannot put weight on it
- Popping and cracking noises when the joint is flexed
- Over-grooming a specific area. Licking and gnawing a certain area, particularly a joint, can be a sign of pain
- Loss of appetite and changes in weight (whether gaining or losing)
- Muscle wasting (the muscle around the affected joints does not get used and loses mass and tone)
- Uncharacteristic aggression or depression, especially when his joints are being touched
- Potty accidents in the house (because he can not move quickly enough to go outside)
- Whining, panting, or whimpering, especially while trying to move
It is important to not punish your dog for his pain. Allow him plenty of time to respond to your commands, quietly clean up his accidents off the floor, and remember that if he snaps at you he may just be extremely uncomfortable.
There are so many reasons why your dog could be experiencing some pain and stiffness. It is best to consult your veterinarian to rule out the most devastating diagnoses, like cancer and tumors.
When you visit your vet, he will likely start by asking you a long list of questions while he examines your dog. These questions will focus on his health habits, known family history if any, and symptoms you have noticed.
He may also request more testing be done, like:
- Antibody and antigen tests in case of Lyme disease and other parasite-borne illnesses
- Joint aspiration, which involves using a tiny needle to remove some fluid from inside the joint for pathology
- Complete blood count (CBC) to screen for infection and anemia
- Thyroid hormone levels
- X-rays and other scans like MRI
Some potential diagnoses for your dog’s joint pain and inflammation can include:
- Injury, like sprains or strains or broken bones. If your dog has recently tripped, slipped, or fallen, it is wise to have him checked out by a professional. Untreated sprains, even minor ones, can cause pain and swelling. They can lead to cartilage and joint damage as your dog ages. A mild sprain should heal on its own in a couple of days, while broken bones can take weeks. Treat your dog's injury just as you would a humans: with compression, rest, ice, and nonsteroidal pain relievers.
- Arthritis. Many different types of arthritis exist, with osteoarthritis being the most common in dogs. Arthritis is a chronic, life-long condition that presents not only with pain and inflammation but also a reduced range-of-motion and potentially abnormal bone growth. Large breed dogs are more likely to develop arthritis as they age, and some breeds are more predisposed than others to joint problems.
- Joint dysplasia. If your dog’s bones do not fit together properly, he may be diagnosed with dysplasia. Elbow and hip dysplasia are some of the more common forms of dysplasia, because of the nature of the joint: ball-and-socket joints often suffer from greater wear and tear and dysplasia. Your dog may hold his feet at odd angles or his hips may jut out from underneath his skin. Your dog with dysplasia may need surgery to correct the problem. If left untreated, he may become unable to support his weight and walk at all.
- Muscle or tendon problems. Your dog may be diagnosed with a muscle condition or injury that limits his range of motion. Cruciate ligament injury is unfortunately common.
- Osteochondrosis. Common in large breed dogs that grow rapidly, this is a condition that involves the surface of the joints failing to turn into bone, instead staying cartilage. The joints then do not develop and harden properly, causing limited mobility and secondary arthritis.
- Nerve conditions. Neurological disorders can present with limited mobility as a sign. Peripheral nerve damage, for instance, is often the cause of partial paralysis. Multiple sclerosis, vestibular disease, and Wobbler syndrome can all cause difficulty moving around.
- Spinal abnormalities. Degenerative diseases, disc prolapse, or spondylitis are all possible, as is an injury to the vertebrae.
How To Help Your Dog Feel Better
While wading through the spectacular amount of information on treating your pet’s condition and making him more comfortable, you may come across some helpful, practical, logical advice.
Environment And Household Changes
Helping your dog feel more comfortable in his home and in his body is of paramount importance. Giving him the best quality of life possible will make a huge difference in his prognosis.
You may want to read up on:
- Keeping your home warmer to encourage fluid joint movement
- Laying nonskid area rugs on the hard floor to allow your dog to gain traction while walking
- Providing your dog with a thick comfortable bed to lay on
- Ensuring his nails are trimmed, the hair between his toes does not grow too long, and his paw pads stay moisturized and comfortable
- Putting socks with grip pads on his feet
- Elevating his food and water bowls and providing a ramp or steps for furniture he can lay on
Mobility devices can help in advanced cases, or to discourage the condition from progressing. There are many choices on the market and which one you choose depends on many factors, like your dog’s weight, condition, and activity level. Wheelchairs, carts, and rear-end braces with handles to lift him are all options.
Nutrition And Body Weight
Food and maintaining a healthy weight can have an enormous effect on your dog’s overall health, but it can heavily impact his joint and bone health. If your dog is overweight or obese, he is at a much greater risk of developing many chronic health conditions.
It is easy to tell if your dog is overweight. When you groom or pet him, do you feel his ribs underneath his fur? You should be able to feel them, but not see them (that means he is too thin). If there is a thick layer of fat over his ribs, he is too heavy. Same with his spine- you should be able to feel it, but not see it.
Does his abdomen tuck up behind his ribs? If there is no distinction between his stomach and his chest, he may be overweight. His chest should also, in general, be broader than his stomach.
If you suspect your dog could stand to lose a few pounds, talk to your veterinarian about his food intake. He may be eating too much, eating too often, or eating poor-quality food.
If your dog is suffering from joint problems, whether he is overweight or not, nutrition may be your first line of defense against the pain and progression of a disease.
Make sure you build from a high-quality dog food specific to his breed and size. There may be options for his health conditions as well- formulas for arthritic senior dogs are commonly available from many major retailers or online.
From there, add plenty of healthy whole fruits and vegetables. Apples, carrots, green beans, berries, leafy green vegetables like kale, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin are all great product choices.
Healthy fats are essential as well. Our Advanced Mobility Support chews are full of high-quality wild-caught Alaskan salmon oil, one of the purest and most concentrated sources of omega-3 fatty acids available.
Other sources of dietary fats that can help your dog’s joints are coconut oil, olive oil, solid animal fats like chicken and pork, and safflower oil. Make sure to choose unprocessed oils wherever possible.
Many natural health circles tout the ability of bone broth to promote general good health. It is very easy to make at home!
Simply fill your slow cooker with beef or chicken pieces. Bones, feet, and meat are all useful for different reasons. Choose bones with cartilage in them.
Pour filtered water in to cover the bones.
Add some vegetables and seasonings for flavor if desired. Add some apple cider vinegar- just a couple tablespoons will do.
Let your bone broth cook on low for 24 hours. Turn it off, allow it to cool, then strain it. You want to discard the solids and keep the bone broth covered in the fridge.
It may form a layer of thick fat and gelatin on the top. That is a great sign! Give your dog some of your nutritious and delicious bone broth any time you want.
It is widely acknowledged that fish oil for dogs capsules are helpful in fighting joint pain and inflammation in humans. The same holds true in the canine world!
Our Advanced Mobility Support chews contain so much more than just fish oil though. Every ingredient was thoroughly researched and is backed by the latest in science and technology to ensure the best possible product for your dog.
Glucosamine is actually a building block of cartilage, so it can stimulate the growth of new cartilage where it has been worn away. Glucosamine occurs naturally in human and animal joints but is also found in animal bones and marrow, shellfish, and certain types of fungi.
Chondroitin inhibits the function of enzymes that tend to wear away the cartilage in your pet’s joints. Chondroitin has shown promise in clinical studies on halting the progression of osteoarthritis and reversing the damage done to joints.
Glucosamine and chondroitin are often used together.
Turmeric is a popular addition to both human and pet diets around the world because it is purported to have an amazing impact on so many health and lifestyle conditions. Turmeric may help ease the pain and inflammation associated with joint problems.
CBD has been popular in natural health circles lately, and with good reason: it is a potent pain reliever. It can decrease inflammation and stop the destruction and degradation of affected joints, and could potentially help your dog feel better overall.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is made from hemp, which our Advanced Mobility chew formula (and many of our products) heavily features. Hemp is NOT the same plant as marijuana and does not contain any chemical compounds that will make your dog high.
Instead, CBD is a power player in controlling many chronic health conditions and encouraging good complete health and wellness. The CBD in our formula combined with hemp for a major boost in the efficacy of both (this is referred to as the entourage effect).
Astaxanthin is the result of angry algae. No, really! When algae get stressed they release this red pigment that turns animals that eat it pink! It is also a powerful antioxidant that has been showing promise in scientific studies on inflammation.
If you choose to use pharmaceuticals and medical treatment for your dog’s joint pain, your veterinarian may suggest:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These are pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen.
- Corticosteroids like prednisone
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitation exercises
- Acupuncture or acupressure
- Cortisone injections. Cortisone is a glucocorticoid hormone made in the body by the adrenal cortex but is also synthetically made as an anti-inflammatory.
- Surgery (like arthroscopic cleaning of the joint or tissue and joint replacement)
What Are Advanced Mobility Chews And Why Should I Choose Them?
We maintain very strict standards for every level of development and production of our chews. We require only the purest, cleanest ingredients to be used. All our products are independently verified with third-party laboratories. We test and manufacture our products in-house, which further enables us to control quality.We know there is a lot of information online about choosing supplements for your dog. It can be confusing and overwhelming, and there is really no way to ensure that any product you buy will be effective and safe.
They are easy for you AND your dog to enjoy using. Simply drop a couple of chews in your hand and feed them to your dog. That’s it! It is that simple.
Dosing is based on weight, so check the label. He can have two chews if he weighs up to 35 pounds, three for a dog weighing in at between 36 and 75 pounds, and then four chews for any pooch larger than that.
They are made with natural salmon flavor- no artificial flavors here- and they taste great so your dog will not fight to take them. Long gone are the days of hiding a vitamin pill in a spoonful of peanut butter and forcing your dog to choke it back every day!
We also have a 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason you or your dog do not like our Advanced Mobility Chews, just let us know and we will refund your purchase.
We all love our dogs. They are part of the family, and our lives feel incomplete without them. We want the best for them and do not want to see them hurting.
It is difficult to watch your dog struggle with mobility issues related to health conditions or old age. There are many treatment options available to you both, and our Advanced Mobility Chews can augment any that you choose to take advantage of.
They are easy to use, delicious, effective, and safe. You are sure to be happy with how much better your dog feels!
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