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At What Age Should I Begin Giving My German Shepherd a Joint Supplement?

Much like humans, our German Shepherd’s joints wear down over time. As proactive pet parents, we want to do everything in our power to ensure our dog’s joints stay healthy and our dog’s stay active for as long as possible.

It goes without saying that proper diet and exercise are absolutely vital for the health of your German Shepherd’s joints. In addition, many veterinarians recommend supplementing your dog’s diet with glucosamine & chondroitin as a preventative measure, and as a way of supporting the health of already aging joints.

When Should I Begin Using a Joint Care Supplement (Glucosamine, Chondroitin) for My German Shepherd?

The larger the breed of dog you have, the earlier you should consider supplementation. German Shepherds in particular are prone to more severe joint problems. Many veterinarians recommend supplementation for German Shepherds as soon as they stop growing, or as early as 12 months old.

Remember, all preventative measures (diet, nutrition, and supplementation) are far more effective before signs of joint pain are present.

Joint pain is an absolutely terrible thing to observe in our German Shepherds. Talk to your vet and come up with a plan. If supplementation is right for your dog, we encourage you to try our Project Paws ™ line of Canine Joint Care Supplements. Not only do we believe it to be the best product on the market, but each bottle provides 14 healthy meals for shelter dogs!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional. 

Written by Justin Palmer
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