3 Top Hip and Joint Supplements for Dogs

Your four-legged family member gets aches and pains, too, but supplements made just for them can lead to noticeable improvements. Here’s where to start.

Close up of an adorable black and white dog.
Put a smile on your pooch's face with these pain relieving supplements.Pexels/Kat Jayne

You’ve probably heard that each year a dog is alive is equivalent to seven years of human living. Whether that’s really true or not (and it probably isn’t), dogs do tend to get hip and joint issues as they age, just like humans do. These aches and pains can be eased with the help of special supplements that are made just for canines. Here’s how to decide which flavor, ingredient combination and delivery method will work best for your pet.

Therapeutic Treats

FurroLandia Hemp Hip & Joint Supplement for Dogs
Hemp oil provides natural relaxation.FurroLandia

These chewable hemp treats contain turmeric, glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM, ingredients meant to slow down the degeneration of canine collagen and ease pain and inflammation. (Note: Hemp isn’t psychoactive like marijuana and doesn’t have any intoxicating qualities.) All your dog will know is that they’re getting a treat that tastes just like bacon, so it’s a win-win situation all around.

Omega-3 Chews

VetIQ Maximum Strength Hip and Joint Supplement for Dogs
Now your pup can take omega-3 vitamins, just like you!VetIQ

These chicken-flavored chewables from VetIQ feature glucosamine and MSM—plus a double-dose of omega-3 fatty acids meant to reduce inflammation and pain.

Multivitamin Drops

Billion Pets - Hemp Oil Dogs and Cats
Add this omega-3 rich oil to your dog or cat’s water bowl.Billion Pets

These organic hemp-oil based drops are enhanced with vitamins and three different omega fatty acids. You just add a few drops into your act or dog’s water dish and should notice results in four to six weeks. Aside from helping to relieve aches and pains, the oil can also be used to moisturize and add shine to your pet’s coat if applied topically.

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