The Science Behind Glucosamine: How it Helps Your Dog's Joint Health
How to Support Joint Health in Dogs
What age should you give your dog joint supplements?

What age should you give your dog joint supplements?

Contrary to popular belief, dog joint supplements aren't just for our older, stiffer furry companions. Indeed, dogs of every age have unique health needs, and it's our job as devoted pet parents to meet them. So, when should you start considering joint supplements for your dog? Here, we'll break down dogs' various life stages and how joint supplements can be beneficial for each. Let’s get started...

Life Stage: Young Dog

That's right, even our canine companions go through a teenage phase. Around six to eight months of age, your lovable pup enters adolescence, bringing along changes in behavior and physical activity. Just like human teenagers, they may become more independent, less responsive, and prone to mischief. Additionally, their energy levels and mobility may fluctuate. These shifts signal the importance of supporting their joint health during this critical growth period, ensuring they maintain their mobility and vitality as they transition into adulthood.

Why a young dog might benefit from a joint supplement

It's easy to get swept up in the boundless energy of a young dog! But it's important to remember they're still developing. Too much vigorous play can strain their growing bones and joints.

When it comes to our dog’s joint health, we understand the importance of cartilage in helping to cushion their busy joints. Also important is synovial fluid, which helps keep their joints lubricated and their cartilage healthy. Glucosamine provides the building blocks for cartilage and is also a precursor for Hyaluronic Acid, a key component for synovial fluid. Additionally, Green Lipped Mussel, with its special blend of Omega-3s, is also useful for joint health.

That's where a joint supplement comes into play. Supplements containing ingredients such as Glucosamine and Green Lipped Mussel are designed to support their joint health, helping to keep those high-speed games of fetch and long walks enjoyable.

What supplement would a younger dog benefit from?

Keeping your younger dog's energy high and their playtimes enjoyable starts with supporting their active joints. This is where a product like YuMOVE Joint Care for Young Dogs plays its part. These tablets are filled with powerhouse ingredients like our very own ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel, Glucosamine, and Hyaluronic Acid. Green Lipped Mussel is a great source of Omega-3, which is helpful for joint health. Plus, the tablets are easy to give and super tasty. They're especially helpful for active dogs due to their extra antioxidants.

Life Stage: Adult Dog

During the adult stage of two to seven years, our loyal companions settle into their prime. They exude energy and vitality, enjoying an active lifestyle filled with playtime and adventures. However, as time passes, subtle signs of aging may begin to emerge. You might notice a slight decrease in their once boundless energy or a subtle change in their mobility. While these changes are natural, it's important to monitor their joint health closely.

Why an adult dog may need a joint supplement

Even in their prime years of two to seven, our loyal companions may benefit from the support of a joint supplement. While they may still have bags of energy and vitality, it's important to remember that their joints are put through normal wear and tear. A high-quality joint supplement can play an important role in maintaining their joint health. Packed with key ingredients such as Glucosamine and Green Lipped Mussel, a joint supplement helps nourish and support the cartilage, helping to maintain smooth joint function and flexibility.

What supplement would an adult dog benefit from?

Ready to help support your adult canine pal’s active life? Then YuMOVE Joint Care for Adult Dogs could be the one for you. This incredible formula has been specially designed to support their joint health journey. With the power of ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel, Glucosamine, Manganese, and Vitamins C and E, this specially formulated supplement is a great way to support joints, ease stiffness and aid mobility as your beloved companion ages gracefully. You can choose between the tasty tablet format or the one-a-day YuMOVE Joint Chews option.


Life Stage: Senior Dog

In their golden years, our canine friends begin to mirror our own aging. You may notice your dog slowing down, with walks becoming strolls and fetch games becoming less frequent. These shifts could signal occasional joint stiffness. Giving your senior dog a joint supplement can be a wonderful way to support their mobility and keep their tail wagging into their twilight years.

Why joint supplements are important for a senior dog

Joint supplements can help ease occasional stiffness that can come with age, enabling our buddies to continue enjoying their favorite activities, be it a relaxed stroll or a lively game of fetch. When should you start giving your dog these supplements? There's no such thing as 'too early' when it comes to supporting their joint health. A high-quality supplement can help maintain their joint health, to help keep them active well into their senior years. After all, they've spent years bringing joy into your life, it's only fair we help them enjoy their later years to the fullest, right?

Which supplement should you choose for a senior dog?

YuMOVE Joint Care PLUS provides support for aging and stiffer dogs. With a specially formulated blend of Glucosamine, Hyaluronic Acid, and an extra 20% ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel compared to our YuMOVE Joint Care for Adults, this extra-strength supplement helps ease stiffness and maintains overall joint health. So, if your faithful friend is showing signs of struggling to rise or experiencing slower walks, incorporating joint supplements like YuMOVE can make all the difference.

What are the benefits of joint support over time for your dog?

Taking care of your pet's joints is not just about the here and now – it's about helping to make their older years as joyful and playful as their younger days. Continuous joint support can help keep a spring in your dog’s step, regardless of age. It's our way of helping allow your dog to keep chasing those balls, leaping for Frisbees, and enjoying their lives to the fullest.

Check out our range of supplements for dogs of all ages, no matter what stage of life they’re in. And if you want to find out more about keeping your dog happy and healthy, contact our friendly Customer Services team – you can get in touch via email or phone.