Joint Formula for dogs with glucosamine and chondroitin – Long term use may help improve joint health and function in dogs.About 80% of dogs over 8 years old suffer from arthritis or joint stiffness. Numerous factors such as diet, lifestyle, age, breed and injury all contribute to joint function and strength. FEATURES AND BENEFITSVetalogica’s world exclusive GLUCOSAMEND technology combining natural ingredients into a tasty powder for pets Specially formulated glucosamine and chodroitin in correct ratios for dogs Manufactured under GMP standards. Great tasting powder for dogs HOW IT WORKSPerfect dosing everytime!Underdosing and overdosing with human glucosamine products is potentially very dangerous and it is important to dose exact amounts to avoid serious side effects including worsening of asthma symptoms in pets and gastrointestinal disturbances. Randomised double blind trials in 85 dogs over a 6 week period indicated smaller and medium breeds showed a greater reduction in arthritic symptoms than large and giant breeds (57%, 39%) vs (33%, 32%). (Elliott et al 2007). It is essential that a loading dose of at least 88mg/kg of chondroitin and glucosamine combined followed by a reduction in dose after an improvement is seen (4-6 weeks) was found to be ideal in pets (Davidson, 2000).INGREDIENTS Glucosamine HCL (from Marine exoskeleton), Chondroitin Sulfate (from Bovine cartilage), MSM, Manganese (as manganese gluconate dihydrate), Calcium Ascorbate dihydrate (Vitamin C), Zinc (as amino acid chelate), Copper (as amino acid chelate), d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate (Vitamin E), Fructose, Silica-colloidal anhydrous, Povidone, Cellulose-microcrystalline.