Arthritis in dogs is a common problem. Dogs age at approximately 7 times the rate of people, so age related arthritic changes can occur quickly & quite dramatically. Any joint can be affected with arthritis, the most common being the hips, stifles (knees) & elbows.Larger dogs are more prone to arthritis because there is more load on their joints. Signs of arthritis include limping, stiffness, reluctance to exercise, change in behaviour, even yelping in pain.
There have been multiple clinical studies showing the benefits of green lipped mussels in people & animals. Canterflex is 100% premium grade New Zealand green lipped powder. New Zealand green lipped mussels are well known for their natural anti-arthritic properties.
The major pharmacologically active ingredient in New Zealand green lipped mussels is the fatty acids that are present naturally asOmega 3 & 6. These fatty acids block an enzyme in the body’s inflammatory processes and by doing so can reduce the amount of inflammation & pain present. New Zealand green lipped mussels also contain Glycosaminoglycans, such as chondroitin that are the building blocks of cartilage.
Owner often report their dog moves more freely & are happier aftertaking Canterflex. Results will often take a week or more to happen & we recommend double dosing to start for the first 10 days.