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Specific Skin and Arthritis
Pathology - Arthritis
What is arthritis?
Osteo arthritis , often just referred to as arthritis, is a progressive, degenerative joint disease. The joints become inflamed and the cartilage between the joints erodes away, causing pain and affecting the pet's ability to exercise. The most commonly affected joints are the hip, knee, and elbow spine. Chondrosite damage to the joint if left untreated can mean cartilage degeneration and continued inflammation of the joint. This can lead to increased pet pain and loss of flexibility and exercise capacity. Treating your dog for arthritis is therefore important and can improve his quality of life significantly.
Factors that increase the risk of arthritis
While any companion animal can develop arthritis, those most at risk include the following:
? Animals over the age of 5 years
? Animals with a family history of joint problems
? Dogs of predisposed breeds, eg Basset Hounds and Labradors
? The big ones and the giant breed dogs
Treatment and control of arthritis
Some fatty acids are beneficial for pets with arthritis The omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, from fish and the omega-6 fatty acids, GLA, from borage oil may help relieve symptoms of arthritis in pets. Unlike the omega-3 fatty acids, ALA, from flaxseed and soybean oil that are used in some diets, EPA and DHA are pre-formed and ready for consumption, and therefore very effective.
How does it work
EPA, GLA and DHA reduce inflammation, while EPA and DHA also reduce cartilage destruction. The inclusion of EPA and DHA in the diet may over time reduce the dose of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs your pet needs, however this should be decided in collaboration with your veterinarian.
Wheat, rice, eggs, fishmeal, fish oil, potato protein, animal fat, corn protein, hydrolyzed pork protein, powdered cellulose, borage oil, arginine, psyllium husk, yeast (source of ß- 1, 3 / 1,6-glucans), taurine, L-carnitine, sunflower oil, minerals, vitamins and trace elements. CE approved antioxidants: BHA, BHT, Ascorbyl Palmitate and Propyl Gallate
-Vitamin E 55mg/kg
-Selenium 0.051mg/kg -Zinc 25mg/kg -Taurine 0.22mg/kg -L-Carnitine 72mg/kg
-Proteins 26.4% -Fats 19.3% -Fibers 2.1% -Carbohydrates 38.6% -Sodium 0.22% -Phosphorus 0.75% -Omega-3 1.38% -Calcium 0.87%
Metabolizable Energy: 1,814kcal/kg