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The Importance of Joint Health Supplements for Cats

Feline Anatomy 101: A
Cat's Joints and Cartilage

A cat's body has several joints, including the shoulder, elbow, and carpus in their front legs, and the hip, knee, and hock in their hind legs.

Cartilage plays an important part in a cat's joint structure. Cartilage is a slippery, resilient tissue produced and maintained by its own specialized cells. It cushions the surface where two or more bones meet. Cartilage, joint fluid, and underlying bone work together like a shock absorber, allowing flexible joint function.

Cartilage lacks a direct blood supply, and nutrients must pass from surrounding tissue and joint fluid into the cartilage. These nutrients sustain cartilage cells and provide the components necessary to maintain a healthy cartilage structure.

Why is Joint Health Important?

Joint health plays a vital role in your cat's quality of life. They rely on joints to enjoy daily activities and special moments with you.

Unfortunately, with age, injury, or repetitive use, your cat may experience joint issues.

Talking to your veterinarian regularly about your cat's joint health is important. They will evaluate your pet and provide a plan specific to your cat's needs.

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How to Choose a Quality Joint Health Supplement

Talk to your Veterinarian:

Before deciding on which joint supplement you should give your cat, schedule a visit with your veterinarian. They will evaluate your cat and provide the best recommendation for your pet's needs.

Review Ingredients:

Your cat deserves the best. When choosing the right joint health supplement, you should research the product ingredients. High-quality ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate help support joint health.

Check Manufacturing Standards:

When purchasing a joint health supplement for your cat, you want to feel confident you are making the best decision. Understanding the processes behind how your supplements are manufactured and tested can help ease potential concerns.

Why Choose Cosequin?

For over 25 years, Cosequin has provided joint health support for dogs, cats, and horses.

Made in the U.S.A. with globally sourced ingredients, Cosequin is the #1 veterinarian recommended retail joint health supplement brand. It contains the ingredients FCHG49 Glucosamine Hydrochloride and TRH122 Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, which help support your cat's cartilage.

Cosequin has multiple unique formulas to meet the specific needs of your cat.

With over 80 quality checks conducted per batch of Cosequin products, you can be assured that your cat is receiving a safe, high-quality joint health supplement.

Source: Among retail brands. Survey conducted among small animal veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.