Happy Pup Happy JOINTS Pet formula
One of the hardest things dog owners have to deal with is watching elderly dogs manage joint pain as they age. Some breeds have it worse than others, but one thing is for certain, if we think it is hard for us to see our fur babies go through this, imagine how difficult it is for our dogs to deal with joint pain and arthritis themselves.
Sadly, the pet supplement industry (*and human supplement industry for that matter) has gotten behind an ingredient with spotty research at best in most formulas, that ingredient being glucosamine. We will say that if you are going to buy glucosamine, buy the SULFATE version as that is the only type shown to have any possible benefit. To make matters worse, the vast majority of products on the market have the HCL version which offers zero benefit.
We knew we had to find a more clinically proven and researched ingredient when formulating HAPPY JOINTS and the data surrounding undenatured type II collagen from chicken sternum cartilage fit that bill! Specifically, we went with Native CT-II™ Premium as our homerun ingredient. Studies have shown that the daily treatment of arthritic dogs with undenatured type II collagen greatly alleviates arthritic-associated pain with no side effects reported.
Lastly, we round out the formula with palmitoylethanolamide, or PEA for short. PEA is already produced naturally in the body, and acts to manage pain and inflammation in tandem with the body’s natural healing processes. Like Native CT-II™ Premium, PEA does not show any unwanted side effects in research, though it does have the additional welcome effect of assisting some dogs with allergic reactions in some studies.