An introduction to Dog Food Supplements for the...

Treatment of Arthritis, Hip & Elbow Dysplasia and all other Joint Pain

Active Ingredients:

Glucosamine

Chondroitin

MSM

Vitamin C

Glutamine

Curcumin

Collagen

Manganese

Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin E

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Vitamin C

 

Vitamin c is a water-soluble vitamin which is necessary for a strong immune system and for connecting tissues, muscles, ligaments and tendons around the body. It is also thought to assist bone growth and is used to treat a range of complaints including hip dyspasia, urinary infections, lameness, ruptured disks, and viral infections,.

 

There are three common types of vitamin c: ascorbic acid, dehydroascorbic acid, and sodium ascorbate. Vitamin c is naturally present in a range of foodstuffs including fruit, vegetables and meat products and is absorbed naturally by healthy dogs following a normal diet. It is an essential vitamin for a dog’s general wellbeing and is required daily.

 

Vitamin c stimulates the production of interferon (protein molecules) which is essential in the production of red blood cells as well as adrenaline. These are essential in the fight against bacterial and viral infections.

 

There are considerable benefits in supplementing a dog’s diet with vitamin C in particular in staving off infections and assisting with pain relief (most often noted in the treatment of hip dysplasia). A deficiency in vitamin c will slow down any healing process and can manifest in poor gums and halitosis.