Collagen and general bone health in Pets

General Bone and Joint Health

Collagen is literally a building block of your pet’s bones, joints, cartilage, connective tissues and blood vessels. It is a great way to encourage the health of all of these vital structural components of your pet’s body. Plus, it’s a preventative strategy too, since, as dogs age, their mobility can often be hindered due to joint problems and joint pain.

A study published in 2014 in the Journal of Veterinary Science looked at the effects of a supplement containing hydrolyzed collagen on 105 Labrador retrievers randomly split up into two groups to determine the number of dogs that developed elbow dysplasia (abnormal development of the elbow joint) compared to the untreated canine subjects. The researchers also measured the efficacy of the oral treatment containing collagen once elbow dysplasia (ED) was diagnosed.

Based on the study results, the researchers concluded:

Administration of hyaluronic acid, enzymatically hydrolyzed collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, and gamma oryzanol (Hyaloral) to animals diagnosed with ED significantly reduces clinical signs and symptoms. Moreover, we concluded that the results of this study indicate that giving this dietary supplement to Labradors starting at the age of three months may have a potential cumulative action that confers protection against the progression of radiographic osteoarthritic changes associated with ED.

Order your supply of Health Nut’s Pet Collagen Powder, today and your furry friends with thank you!