It's Not Just About Bones
An animal without a skeleton would become instant jello. The skeleton supports all tissues of the body and has three other main functions. It protects tissues of the head and chest, is a storage network for blood and minerals and is partly responsible for locomotion through its role in joint function. Movement between two bones requires the presence of a joint. Supporting joint health and healing, in turn, supports movement and general health.
Inflammation and Arthritis
Muscle inflammation can cause soreness and limping. Essential fatty acids found in Wild Salmon Oil have been proven to address inflammation and arthritis. Glucosamine sulfate products usually include sodium. Our sodium-free Joint Complex is a welcome plus for dogs that can benefit from sodium restriction, as would be the case when heart trouble is diagnosed. Di-Calcium phosphate provides calcium and phosphorus to a diet, and Antioxidant Booster has helped to improve mobility in so many of our client's dogs.
For Further Reading
Optimal Nutrition: This book includes discussion and suggestions for the working dog and canine athlete as applicable to nutrition, muscle and joint support as well as inflammation.
Efficacy of Fish Oil Concetrate in the Treatment of Rheumtoid Arthritis by Dr. D Volker et al - Fish oils help improve patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Dietary modification of Inflammation with Lipids by Dr. P Calder - Fish oils ease inflammation found in rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions