Innovative Joint Supplements for Animals There are so many supplement out there – you can buy them virtually anywhere including your vet’s office (where they tend to be a BIT on the expensive side). How do you choose and do you really understand what the ingredients are, what your dog actually needs, what is actually going to help? At A Place For Paws, after investigative research, decided on supporting and selling products from Liquid Health’s line of animal supplements – most notably, their three joint formulas. Overkill? We think not. Each formulation has a specific audience – something for YOUR dog’s individual needs. Liquid Health follows the guidelines set forth by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a nonprofit organization that sets standards for the quality, purity, identity, and strength of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. K9 Glucosamine, the original formula, is perfect for most dogs with basic issues or the hint of basic issues. It has recently been reformulated to include hyaluronic acid, and unlike MOST joint supplements it contains the clinically studied and recommended amounts 1500 mg glucosamine and 1200 mg chondroitin. K9 Vegetarian Glucosamine is recommended for any dog with common allergies including those to animal based products and shellfish. It replaces chondroitin sulfate with glucosamine along with minerals, omega fatty acids and antioxidants to provide a full spectrum of beneficial joint ingredients. K9 Level 5000 is Liquid Healths most potent formula yet. 5200 mg of glucosamine Hcl per fluid ounce, 100 mg of hayaluronic acid, 1000 mg of Opti-MSM and 1000 mg of chondroitin make for exceptionally high doses of the most widely used joint products in one convenient bottle. Level 5000 further contains a laundry list of support ingredients to enhance effectiveness like bromelain, grape seed extract and boswellia. But what do all of these ingredients mean? Its great to know that your dog NEEDS them but its even better to know what the main ones are and what they actually do. Glucosamine Hcl and glucosamine sulfate provide the actual building blocks for healthy connective tissues in the bod – especially in the joints and both are derived from shellfish. Green Grown vegetarian glucosamine is produced from a unique fermentation process and contains NO animal products whatsoever. It performs the same function as regular animal based glucosamine but is purely vegetarian for those allergy dogs. Chondroitin sulfate is used for it properties in maintaining joint flexibility when used in conjunction with glucosamine. Keep your dog happy, healthy and flying with Liquid Health joint supplements – don’t let anything slow him down again! Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in both the extra and intracellular matrix of soft connective tissue. It is the primary constituent of synovial fluid (joint lubricant) found naturally in all joints. OptiMSM is actually the ONLY MSM that is manufactured in the USA. Non-toxic, hypoallergenic and always 99.9% pure. MSM has been show, when used with glucosamine, to reduce inflammation in the joints helping the glucosamine work more efficiently and to bring about faster relief. Manganese chelate is a mineral necessary for the synthesis of bone and the formation of synovial fluid and cartilage in joints. Liquid Health specifically uses a form of organic chelated manganese. Chelated organic forms of inorganic mineral elements increase the probability that the digesting organism (your dog) will absorb the mineral for its use and benefit. Aquamin is harvested from a sustainable source off the coast of Iceland. It is a seaweek derived mineral source rich in calcium, magnesium and 74 other trace minerals including zinc, iron and selenium. Studies have shown its positive effects on both bone and joint health. Liquid Health is a company that prefers to take the extra step and to adhere to testing that they aren’t even required to. Most companies simply take the easy way out and pass. With their in-house lab and strict standards you can rely on the fact that these products are better than most you find out there. Liquid Health products, because they are liquid, are made for maximum absorption as well as easy administration – just drizzle over your dog’s food and voila – done! Much better than powders and pills – no muss, no fuss and you never have to wonder if your dog actually ate that pill or just pulled a fast one. All natural sources are used wherever possible ensuring that your pet is getting a top quality product. When a joint supplement is needed you can BET that Liquid Health is what we, at A Place For Paws, give our own precious dogs. Finally, a joint product that you can have utter confidence in!