joint problems in dogs

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Joint Problems
in Dogs

Dogs are meant to run after tennis balls and jump off the back deck but for some dogs, that can create joint problems such as ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears and osteoarthritis.

Most of the time, people notice that their dogs are doing less or having more difficulty with common activities. The dog might start having problems getting up on and off the couch, or going up the stairs. With more athletic dogs, maybe they can’t run as long with their owner, or they don’t want to play as long at the dog park. From there it slowly progresses to overt lameness — holding the limb up, or holding the limb funny.

What causes osteoarthritis or
joint problems in dogs?


Developmental Problems

The two major categories of joint problems in dogs. With developmental problems, your dog can develop hip or elbow dysplasia, where the joint does not develop correctly in a number of different ways.


Degenerative Problems

Degenerative problems cover a number of areas. But the most common, and the most common cause of arthritis in dogs, is cruciate ligament problems, where the ligament is degenerating over time and causing instability and secondary osteoarthritis.

What are the common treatments for
osteoarthritis or joint problems?

Treatments are typically divided into surgical and non-operative. Surgical treatments can range from arthroscopic cleaning of a joint all the way up to total joint replacement.

The most effecting non-surgical treatment is weight management and body condition. Getting the dog to an ideal weight will decrease the stresses on the joints and also actually decrease the inflammation because fat is a source of inflammation in the joints.

With body condition, the dogs’ strength is built up. The muscle mass and muscle function will help protect the joints and help the overall function as well. Joint and Muscle Formula helps to relieve pain, inflammation and mobility issues in dogs & cats.
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Before using Joint and Muscle Formula, my dog could no longer climb up on to our bed. Now she jumps right up again and is getting around a lot faster. ** – Lucy, Bryn Mawr, PA


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Joint and Muscle Formula – Joint treatment for dogs and cats


Herbal remedy to relieve pain, inflammation and mobility issues in dogs & cats

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  • Reduces pain, tenderness and inflammation in the joints
  • Relieves stiffness and mobility issues in the hips and legs
  • Soothes soreness and back pain in older animals
  • Promotes improved mobility and range of motion in the legs
  • Offers nutritional support for healthy joints, cartilage and bones
  • Provides systemic antioxidant, anti-inflammatory support


  • Before using Joint and Muscle Formula, my dog could no longer climb up on to our bed. Now she jumps right up again and is getting around a lot faster. **

    - Lucy, Bryn Mawr, PA

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Product Description

Joint and Muscle Formula is a 100% natural formula utilizing a premium blend of herbs and nutraceuticals to promote healthy joints, muscles and bones in pets of all ages.  Ingredients like Spirulina and Glucosamine serve to nourish and rehabilitate joints and cartilage, while herbs like Devil’s Claw, Ginger, Frankincense and Yucca root help to reduce inflammation, pain and swelling.  This gentle, safe and effective combination works with the body to improve mobility, range of motion and overall joint health long-term.

The ingredients in Joint and Muscle Formula provide daily, ongoing support of healthy joints, muscles and bones.  Pets suffering from conditions such as arthritis can benefit from daily use of Joint and Muscle Formula, and healthy animals can also benefit from daily use for maintenance and preventative purposes.  The ingredients in Joint and Muscle Treatment are largely well tolerated without side effects, even with long-term use.  Many have mixed daily doses of Joint and Muscle Formula with a high protein, low carbohydrate wet food diet to further reduce inflammation in the body and enhance results.

Most pets begin life enjoying flexibility, ease of movement and agility during exercise and play.  Regular exercise is one of the best ways to ensure joints stay pain-free and healthy long-term. But even with frequent activity, the stresses of daily life can eventually put a strain on the joints.  Cartilage, which protects and buffers the joints against impact, can wear down and result in pain, swelling and reduced mobility over time.  Older animals may have difficulty sitting down, standing up, running or jumping onto the couch.  Such signs of joint pain and inflammation grow increasingly common with age, but fortunately there are natural options to help reduce and even prevent these symptoms.

*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this page is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. Do not this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your veterinarian. Please consult a veterinarian with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your pet’s health condition.


Joint and Muscle Formula contains a proprietary blend of the following ingredients in a therapeutic dosage:

Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) provides long-term support and relief in cases of joint inflammation and immobility.  Devil’s Claw also has been used successfully to relieve back pain, knee pain and hip pain.

Frankincense (Boswelia serrata) is used to relieve pain, inflammation and discomfort in the joints.  Boswelia serrata is native to India and is typically used in cases of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis to ease pain.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) helps to reduce stiffness, swelling, inflammation and pain in the joints.  Human studies on the therapeutic use of Ginger have shown reduction in knee pain and stiffness when compared to a placebo.  This antioxidant herb is consumed as a food in Asia and also helps to promote healthy digestion.

Glucosamine (Glucosamine Hydrochloride) is used widely across the globe to relieve and prevent symptoms of joint pain and immobility.  Glucosamine is thought to help slow the degeneration of cartilage, while lubricating the joints to help pets suffering from poor mobility and stiffness in the hips and legs.  Results of regular use include improved range of motion, reduced pain and greater mobility.

Spirulina (Organic Blue-Green Algae) is a very nutritious antioxidant food, containing vitamins, minerals and pigments that benefit the joints.  Phycocyanin, one of the pigments found in Spirulina, is thought to possess anti-inflammatory properties that make it an effective and safe pain reliever.  Spirulina is also thought to provide alkalizing properties, which can be helpful in reducing acidity that may contribute to joint inflammation.

Yucca Root (Yucca aloifolia) is native to the Mexico and the American Southwest.  Yucca was used in Native American herbalism to relieve pain, inflammation and stiffness in the joints.  Yucca is considered to provide gentle and safe anti-inflammatory support.

Inactive ingredients are Purified Water, USP Cane Ethanol Alcohol 20%, USP Vegetable Glycerin.


Use 2-3 times daily.  Drops may be administered directly into the mouth, or mixed with food.

  • Cats and dogs under 20 lbs: 2-4 drops
  • Dogs 20-50 lbs: 5-7 drops
  • Dogs over 50 lbs: 8-10 drops

Product size: 2 FL OZ (59mL), Minimum 2000 drops


  1. :

    It definitely works. My dog is bouncing around like never before. Well, not-as-old dog anymore. Lol Before, he would do his business outside and then just stand and not move. His bones are so old, that it would take him several seconds to sit or lay down. Now, he goes outside with excitement. I can see he wants to be out there and walk and explore. He loves to play with other dogs again! He doesn’t spring up like a puppy, but it is nowhere near as difficult as it used to be. I am anxious to see what a little more time with this product will do for him. 🙂

  2. :

    We adopted Moxie and after a lifetime of racing, this stuff helps to ease the joint pain and inflammation that comes from years of running around. Great formula from a great company.

  3. :

    High quality product. Very effective, will buy again.

  4. :

    Hip dysplasia, arthritis, pain, limping… you name it, our Collie has it. Poor little guy had a terrible time just getting up and down the stairs. We started mixing this in with his food every day and saw slow but sure improvements in his mobility. He doesn’t seem to be in as much pain and for that we’re grateful.

  5. :

    I use this with my Golden Retriever. It seems to work much better than the previous glucosamine that I used before.

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