Does your old dog think twice before he slowly climbs the stairs? Older and heavier dogs with mobility issues tend to be diagnosed as suffering from arthritis although younger pets can be affected. As our pets age, the fluid responsible for lubricating the joint starts to thin and wear and tear takes its toll. Changes are seen on x ray as bone starts to painfully rub on bone. Genetic factors can also play a role.
Healthy and Agile’s Basevital and Jointvital can offer relief. After all if it’s good enough for us to eat it’s good enough for our precious pets! Unlike wild dogs and cats our companion animals have no access to gelatine from eating cartilage, tendons and skin. Not only are Basevital and Jointvital an effective joint supplement helping with arthritic changes and aging but some studies have shown that the main amino acid in gelatine, namely glycine, can be efficacious in helping safeguard against epileptic seizures and potential brain damage. (Joanne Carson, Ph. D, Metabolic Therapist and Founder of Canine Epilepsy Guardian Angels)
Thus, resistance to seizures may be increased by a gelatine supplement and an estimated 1% of all dogs have some form of seizure affliction.
Healthy and Agile gelatin supplements are excellent for all breeds of dogs. Larger dog breeds grow at a phenomenal rate in their first year of life and bones, joints, tendons and cartilage need correct nourishment to support increasing body weight. JointvitalPet is quickly absorbed to begin stimulating skeletal collagen production at a cellular level. Ensure your beloved family member has the best.
Suggested Dose Rate for Dogs:
5kgs – 10kgs up to ½ teaspoon twice a day
10kgs – 20kgs up to 1 teaspoon twice a day
20kgs – 35kgs up to 2 teaspoons twice a day
35kgs – 45+kgs up to 1 tablespoon twice a day
Remember Basevital and JointvitalPet are fat and cholesterol free and 100% edible gelatine with no fillers.
Make a no calorie treat for your dog:
- 1/2 cup of BaseVital (NB: JointvitalPet will not set)
- 1/2 cup of cold flavoured liquid. You can use the cooking liquid from the crock pot healthy stew and any home cooked recipes. ( I used beef stock cubes in the picture)
- 1 1/2 cups of boiling liquid (you can use water, but part broth is fine)
- 9 x 12 pan.
- 2 litre bowl
Put 1/2 cup of BaseVital in a bowl. Pour 1/2 cup of cold liquid and let stand one minute to soften.
Pour 1 and 1/2 cups of boiling liquid (water or broth) over the softened gelatine, and stir until all gelatine completely dissolves, about 5 minutes, or less
Pour into a 9 x 12 pan and let harden. Cut into approximately 1″ by 3″ strips (with shears or a knife) or a correct size for your dog. The finished product is rather rubbery and “bouncy” if dropped!
Pills can be inserted into them (to hide), and may be swallowed before being discovered.
. (If you would like “chewier” treats, next time add more gelatine.)
Recipe courtesy Joanne Carson, Ph. D