PetMeds® Maintaining Healthy Joints in Pets with Super Joint Enhancer

Similar to us humans, as pets age they may need supplements to help them stay active and healthy. When it comes to a pet’s joint health, Super Joint Enhancer is a wonderful glucosamine, chondroitan and MSM supplement that I’ve found to be an excellent economic alternative to more expensive supplements of its type often sold at veterinary offices. Super Joint Enhancer has performed wonderfully for me in helping maintain healthy […]

Supplementing dog’s or cat’s diet with vitamin C

Supplementing dog’s or cat’s diet with vitamin C

One of the most common vitamin supplements I recommend to many of my feline and canine guardians is vitamin C added to meals. Unlike humans, guinea pigs, and certain primates who don’t make their own vitamin C and need it supplemented to their diets, dogs and cats do manufacture their own vitamin C. However, because of immune stress and in many diseases, many canine and feline patients can benefit from […]

Supplementing your pet’s diet with Super Joint Enhancer

Supplementing your pet’s diet with Super Joint Enhancer

Super Joint Enhancer is one of the more versatile and economic nonprescription joint supplements on the market. I have found it to be often as effective as some of the more expensive supplements prescribed by veterinarians such as Cosequin. With its combination of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM, this wonderful synergistic combination of nutrients is often quite helpful in managing inflamed and diseased joints. Most pets will take this tasty beef […]

Do dogs and cats need calcium?

Do dogs and cats need calcium?

While many people are aware of calcium deficiency in people leading to osteoporosis, one of the most common chronic diseases in both women and men, animal guardians rarely give a thought to supplementing their pets with calcium. Calcium, as well as phosphorus, magnesium and other trace minerals are all involved with healthy skeletal, joint and oral health. Even mild deficiencies over time can contribute to chronic degenerative disorders involving not […]

How can I prevent my pet from developing age-related decline?

How can I prevent my pet from developing age-related decline?

How can I help my pet from developing signs of aging and declining mental function?  This common question asked by guardians of geriatric cats and dogs and can often be helped by a combination of several dietary approaches, including supplements and, if necessary, prescription medications. In the canine world, this decline in brain function is often referred to as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. Signs of this syndrome seen more common in dogs but also in […]

Multi-vitamins and supplements for pets

Multi-vitamins and supplements for pets

As I discussed in my previous post on the status of the pet food industry and regulation, all commercial pet foods are processed to some degree. If you or I were to eat only processed, bagged, or canned foods for our entire lives, we would suffer from even more severe nutritional deficiencies or imbalances than we already do. And for that reason, our pets are certainly no different. With the processing […]

Do nutritional supplements work for dogs and cats?

Do nutritional supplements work for dogs and cats?

Over the past 18 years in my veterinary practice, I’ve been using trustworthy and reliable nutritional supplements and have been quite pleased with the clinical results. Often I’ve found that when using supplements it’s possible to use fewer or lower doses of prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) early in degenerative joint disease, arthritis, and back pain cases in my patients. The important point that animal guardians must understand regarding the […]