Hip Health with Glucosamine by Pet Max
Pet Max Hip Health with Glucosamine - 14 oz.
Pet Max Hip Health with Glucosamine is the superior joint support supplement designed to help your dog maintain healthy and strong connective tissue. It is the result of years of research on dogs stricken with cartilage and joint disorders. Hip Health capitalizes on these findings to give your dog an all-natural, drug-free supplement that can be added to their regular meals or taken alone.
Just one daily dose of Hip Health may help your dog to produce strong new cartilage. Cartilage production is dependent on several metabolic factors, with glucosamine availability being one of the most important. Since most food is deficient in this amino sugar and since the metabolic machinery which makes it slows down with age or injury, glucosamine availability becomes essential to your dog if it is to make new cartilage.
Hip Health delivers pure, natural glucosamine in combination with synergistic compounds that help your dog recover from joint injury. Its unique formulation speeds cartilage recovery while controlling inflammation and decreasing the amount of damage induced by inflammatory compounds.
Does my dog need Hip Health?
Like all things in life that require daily use, wear and tear is inevitable and your dogs joint articulations are no exception. As your dog grows older, his body composition and his metabolism slowly change. This change may cause your pet to run slower, be less excitable and even affect the way he feels about chasing the neighborhood cat. This decrease in activity level may be associated with your pet's joints aging and not functioning as optimally as when they were young. On the other hand, if you do have a young dog, it could be that your dog's metabolic machinery may not be able to keep up with the demands placed on the joints.
Changes that occur at the molecular level lead your dog's body to produce less of the raw material needed to make connective tissue. As a result, insufficient new cartilage is made to replace worn cartilage. This is further hampered by giving your pet a diet that may not have the necessary nutrients required to rebuild that worn connective tissue. Therefore, any dog that is suffering from mobility problems due to stiff joints, hip problems or even old age may be a candidate to use Hip Health.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself:
- Does your dog appear tired?
- Is your dog less active, less playful?
- Does your dog have difficulty rising from a sitting or laying position?
- Does your dog have trouble climbing stairs?
- Is your dog slow or stiff following a long walk or run?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions and if your dog is not overweight, then your dog may be in need, not of energy, but of relief from pain and discomfort.
Hip Healthunique blend of all-natural ingredients delivers the benefits that recent scientific data has uncovered and, unlike prescription drugs, you don't have to worry about drug-related side effects.
Hip Health may be the difference you have been looking for in maintaining your dogs activity level at an optimum. It will almost seem that your pet has more energy, but the truth is his joints just plain feel better.
Find out what champion dog breeders, veterinarians, and caring dog owners have discovered... Try all-natural Hip Health and see the difference!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do any of the PetMax products contain wheat gluten?
None of the PetMax products contain, or have ever contained wheat gluten! Not only have they refused to use wheat gluten, but they purity test each batch of PetMax product at a third party lab to ensure the health and safety of your pet!
Wheat gluten is a cheap filler which is used to bulk up dog foods, treats, and vitamin tablets. Sadly, many dogs have become sick or have died from wheat gluten tainted with Melamine (a plastic remnant)! This wheat gluten was traced to sources in China but unfortunately made its way into many products sold domestically. Please check all of your pet's products for wheat gluten (found in the ingredient listing, usually on the side of the product) and call the company to make sure their products have not been recalled, or to see if they have tested their product for purity.
What is Glucosamine?
Glucosamine is a compound that is normally found in your pets body (as well as your own!). Scientists prefer to call it a "modified sugar" because of its similarity to the structure of glucose, a simple sugar. Under normal dietary conditions a dog is able to make glucosamine within its body from a simple biochemical reaction. With the aid of some friendly natural enzymes (glucosamine synthase) it combines glucose with the amino acid glutamine and voila! ...Glucosamine.
Glucosamine is found throughout a dog's anatomy in places such as joints, eyes and anywhere bones come in contact with other bones. Its key role is to provide raw material for the production of compounds needed by your dog. Just like glucose is the basic molecule of starches and amino acids are the basic molecules of proteins, glucosamine is the basic molecule for the formation of the glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans. These two compounds are important to the development of healthy connective tissue.
Proteoglycans, such as chondroitin sulfate, give connective tissue and joint articulations their characteristic smooth surface. Glycosaminoglycans make up a considerable amount of the lubricating fluid which enables joint movement. This enables the dog to move with more ease.
How does glucosamine work?
When cartilage becomes eroded or worn, bones become exposed to each other causing inflammation, pain and even stiffening of the joints. If this happens it becomes difficult for your pet to move. The presence of glucosamine prevents this from happening because glucosamine supplies the raw material necessary for your dog's body to build healthy, smooth and elastic joint cartilage.
Why does your pet need a glucosamine supplement?
Ideally your dog's body should be able to keep up with its internal glucosamine turnover. Unfortunately it doesn't. The daily wear and tear of cartilage in conjunction with the slow production of glucosamine puts your dogs glucosamine production in the RED. This means its body cannot keep up with the demand. The problem is made worse because the dog's diet may not contain enough or any usable glucosamine. Therefore; as your dog ages it will get slower and less mobile. This is apart from your dog being succeptible to degenerative conditions such as "hip dysplasia" which could lead to surgery. By increasing the amount of available glucosamine present in the diet, you are supplying your pet with the material it needs to make new connective tissue to repair damaged or worn cartilage.
Where does the glucosamine in Hip Health and Healthy Recovery come from?
The glucosamine supplied in these products comes from crab shells, which are made of chitin. Chitin is a polymer of glucosamine that forms the hard outer skeleton of all insects and crustaceans.
Is Hip Health a drug?
Absolutely not. Hip Health is a nutraceutical - an all-natural supplement with therapeutic benefits. Its all-natural ingredients produce none of the side effects that are associated with the over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
How does Hip Health work?
Hip Health works by supplying your dog with the raw material and essential co-factors used to manufacture and repair cartilage tissue.
Why should my dog use Hip Health?
As a dog ages the amount of connective tissue components made by their bodies is not enough to compensate for the amount lost daily. Furthermore, the highly-processed diets that we feed our dogs are deficient in some of the necessary compounds that help their bodies make new connective tissue. This fact, is compounded by the type of diets that we give our beloved petsin combination with the normal rate-limiting step of the formation of glucosamine, prevents your dog from maintaining optimal cartilage tissue health.
Which dogs should use Hip Health?
Since all breeds of dogs are susceptible to degenerative joint disease (some more than others), all dogs can benefit from the powerful effects of Hip Health. Conditions such as hip dysplasia, osteo-arthritis or joint stiffness associated with old age are signs that your dog may need Hip Health to supplement their daily diet. As a matter of fact, the use of Hip Health may be a good idea as a preventative measure against such conditions.
When will my dog show improvement?
Depending on the animals metabolism, lifestyle, severity of the condition and surroundings in which they live, Hip Health may display improvements anywhere from 20-30 days.
Will my dog like the taste of Hip Health?
YES! Hip Health comes in a natural chicken liver flavored powder that even the most finicky eaters will enjoy. Try it by itself or sprinkled over food. Dogs love the chicken liver flavor!
About PetMax Naturals
PetMax Naturals began operating in 1996 to offer pet owners alternative choices in health care and wellness products for pets. PetMax continues to strive to produce the most effective and highest quality supplements on the market. Their buyers carefully select the raw materials used to manufacture PetMax products to ensure freshness and the best possible quality. Specialty compounds such as pharmaceutical grade glucosamine, essential amino acids, Ester-C and natural vitamin E are just some of the many ingredients included, in research proven amounts, in PetMax’s nutritional supplement line, They encourage you to compare PetMax’s ingredients profiles with any other natural pet products and see the PetMax difference for yourself.
As a dietary supplement, 1 to 3 level scoops daily, divided into 2 servings: once in the morning and once at night. Please refer to the dosage/weight chart. Hip Health is best given sprinkled over food, but may be given directly.
0-45 lbs (small to medium dogs)
1 Level Scoop per day
46-90 lbs (large dog)
2 Level Scoops per day
91+ lbs (giant breeds)
3 Level Scoops per day
For intermittent or supplemental feeding only. As with any nutritional supplement, maximum benefit will be obtained with continued use over 30 days.