Inflammation is a natural response of the body's immune system to injury or infection. However, chronic inflammation can lead to a variety of painful health problems in dogs, including arthritis, skin allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Osteoarthritis is a quite common problem for dogs. In fact, 20% of dogs over 12 months and 80% of dogs 8 years or older suffer from osteoarthritis. (1) While conventional medications can be effective in treating inflammation, they also have many side effects. Dog owners are looking for natural, therapeutic alternatives.
Rosehip is the fruits of the rose plant. They are one of the richest sources of vitamin C, and rich in vitamins A, B, D and E, flavonoids, carotenoids, numerous phytochemicals and galactolipids. All these molecules have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, particularly galactolipids. These have been found to be the most active anti-inflammatory component, inhibiting the production of inflammatory mediators, reducing joint pain, and preventing cartilage degradation.
Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric. It has been shown to have a variety of anti-inflammatory properties, including the ability to inhibit the production of COX-2, an enzyme that plays a role in inflammation. Curcumin is also a powerful antioxidant.
Green Lipped Mussels
Green lipped mussels are a type of shellfish that is native to New Zealand. They contain various compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, including omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine, and chondroitin. Green lipped mussel is effective in reducing arthritic pain and swelling.
Benefits of Natural Anti-inflammatory Ingredients
Natural anti-inflammatory ingredients can be a safe and effective way to reduce inflammation in dogs. They are often well-tolerated and have few side effects. Also, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients can be used with conventional medications or as a standalone treatment for mild to moderate inflammation.
Natural anti-inflammatory ingredients can be a valuable addition to your dog's diet and can help to reduce inflammation and improve your dog's overall health. If you are considering using natural anti-inflammatory ingredients for your dog, we recommend using our Joint Formula Powder Meal Topper, which is a powerful combination of Rosehip, Curcumin and Green lipped mussel.
- Anderson K, Zulch H, O’neill D, Meeson R and Collins M. (2020). Risk Factors for Canine Osteoarthritis and Its Predisposing Arthropathies: A Systematic Review, Frontiers in Veterinary Science, vol. 7, p. 220.