Older dogs who are starting to develop stiffness in their joints, particularly first thing after waking up would be an example where feeding a product containing a joint supplement may be of benefit. When a joint is subject to trauma from repeated and/ or excessive use, a range of resulting conditions can occur.
MSM is a bio-available source of sulphur and helps maintain optimum function in connective tissues such as tendons, ligaments and muscles. It promotes fluid dispersion at injury sites via its role in the permeability of cell walls. Sulphur is needed for the production of collagen, which is an important component of cartilage. It is common for insufficient healthy cartilage to be made when joint function is compromised. (MSM is also found in VetSpec Active, VetSpec Joint Mobility and VetSpec Omega-3 Joint Mobility. MSM is not required in VetSpec Complete Dog Foods as the protein base contains a surplus of MSM metabolites.)
ADDITIVES & VITAMINS
Vitamins: Vitamin A 150,000IU; Vitamin D3 16,700IU; Vitamin E (from alpha tocopherol acetate) 13,350mg; Vitamin C (from ascorbyl monophosphate) 10,000mg
Trace Elements: Copper (from copper chelate of amino acids hydrate) 100mg; Zinc (from zinc chelate of amino acids hydrate) 1,670mg; Manganese (from manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate) 70mg; Iron (from iron chelate of amino acids hydrate) 670mg; Iodine (from calcium iodate anhydrous) 17mg
Amino Acids: Taurine 33,350mg Lysine 11,110mg, Methionine 7,410mg
Gut Flora Stabilisers: Contains probiotic 4b1075 to give 10 billion cfu/kg as an aid in the establishment, maintenance and restoration of a balanced gut flora in dogs.
Yeasts (MOS 3.3%), Cereals, Minerals, Glucosamine hydrochloride (10%), Sugar, Methyl Sulphonyl Methane (5%), Chondroitin sulphate (1.25%)