Our In-House Vet Dr Barbara Fougere BSc BVMS (Hons) MODT MHSc (Herb Med) BHSc (Comp Med) Grad Dip Herb Med, Grad Dip VCHM, Grad Dip VWHM, Grad Dip VA gives advice on Joint Care. As pet owners, we cherish the companionship and playful energy our furry friends bring into our lives. However, just like humans, cats and dogs can also experience joint problems that can affect their mobility and overall quality of life. Joint issues, such as arthritis and hip dysplasia, are common among pets, and more obvious as they age. Fortunately, there are products available, such as Broadreach Nature GML Joint Care and Joint Care Advanced, that can make a significant difference in managing and improving joint health. Understanding Joint Problems in Cats and Dogs: Joint problems can manifest in various ways, including stiffness, lameness, decreased activity, difficulty climbing stairs, and reluctance to engage in physical activities they once enjoyed. These issues can be particularly distressing for senior pets, but they can also affect younger animals due to genetic factors or injuries. Common joint problems in cats and dogs include: Arthritis: Arthritis is a degenerative condition that affects the joints, causing inflammation, pain, and reduced mobility. It can be caused by wear and tear, aging, genetics, or previous injuries.Hip Dysplasia: Hip dysplasia is a hereditary condition commonly found in larger dog breeds and some cat breeds. It occurs when the hip joint is improperly formed, leading to joint instability, pain, and difficulty moving. The Role of Broadreach Nature GML Joint Care and Joint Care Advanced: Broadreach Nature’s Joint Support Range offers pet owners a comprehensive solution to support joint health in both senior dogs, cats and young puppies. These veterinary-formulated supplements are designed to provide high-strength nutrition specifically for joint health, promoting mobility and comfort in our pets. Key features of Broadreach Nature’s Joint Support Range: Powerful Ingredients: Broadreach Nature’s supplements are packed with antioxidants and high levels of Glucosamine, Green Lipped Mussel, Chondroitin, and Turmeric depending on the product. These ingredients have been shown to help reduce inflammation, support cartilage health, and improve joint function.Advanced Formulas: The Advanced formulas offered by Broadreach Nature go beyond basic joint care. They help soothe stiffness, aid in recovery after exercise, and promote overall mobility. This is especially beneficial for pets with more severe joint issues or those recovering from injuries.Lubrication and Cushioning: The addition of Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Hyaluronic Acid in Broadreach Nature’s supplements helps lubricate and cushion the joints, reducing friction and enhancing joint comfort.Long-Term Mobility Support: Broadreach Nature’s supplements contain essential vitamins, such as Vitamin C, which contribute to maintaining long-term mobility in cats and dogs. These vitamins act as powerful antioxidants and help protect the joints from further damage.Broadreach Nature Omega EFA Advanced Oil supplies essential fatty acids which can be added to food for additional joint support. As responsible pet owners, it is our kindness to ensure our furry companions enjoy a comfortable and active life, even when faced with joint problems. Broadreach Nature’s GML Joint Care and Joint Care Advanced and Omega EFA Advanced products offer a reliable and effective solution for promoting joint health and mobility in cats and dogs. By being proactive and incorporating these high-strength nutritional supplements into their daily routine, you can support your pets’ joint function, alleviate discomfort, and enhance their overall quality of life. Early intervention and consistent joint care can make a significant difference in the long-term well-being of our pets.