How do I know my cat may need a Joint Health Supplement?
There are several reasons why a joint health supplement may be beneficial to your pet. When considering a joint health supplement, make sure the product adheres to the following:
- Veterinarian recommendation
- High-quality ingredients
- World-class manufacturing facilities and practices
What is Joint Cartilage?
Cartilage is a slippery and resilient tissue produced and maintained by its own specialized cells. It cushions the surfaces where two or more bones meet to form a flexible joint. When a cat is in motion there is tremendous pressure on the joint. Cartilage, joint fluid, and underlying bone work together like a shock absorber allowing flexible joint function.
Because cartilage lacks a direct blood supply, nutrients must pass into the cartilage from surrounding tissue. These nutrients sustain cartilage cells and provide the components necessary to maintain a healthy cartilage structure. Scientists are not sure about all the factors that cause cartilage breakdown; however, they have discovered enzymes that play a role in the process.
The ingredients in Cosequin® work together to help support and protect the cartilage.