Both as a preventive treatment, for growing animals predisposed to osteoarticular diseases, and in cases of diagnosed osteoarthrosis where there is damage to the articular cartilage, the effectiveness of chondroprotectors has been clinically proven, helping to protect your dog's joints.
In recent years aA number of therapeutic agents for the prevention and treatment of osteoarticular diseases in small animals. In animals that are in the growth phase, mainly if they are breeds with a predisposition to develop osteoarthrosis, due to genetic factors or in large or giant breeds, chondroprotectors are used as a preventive treatment.
The main factors thatpredispose to the development of osteoarthritis are: overweight, trauma, advanced age, intense exercise, after joint surgeries or even the genetics of giant breeds.
Basically two treatments have been established to treat chronic osteoarticular diseases:
- Treatments that act against the symptoms by relieving pain and improving mobility andjoint function.
- Another group of agents that are considered to be disease modulators.
This last therapy attempts, to prevent, delay or reverse cartilage lesions affected by degenerative joint disease.
These agents are called chondroprotective or chondromodulatory.
These agents include: hyaluronic acid, proteoglycans,polysulfated glycosaminoglycans, chondroitin sulfate, pentosanpolysulfate.... The effectiveness of these agents to reduce pain and increase mobility is supported by countless clinical cases.
For this there are nutritional supplements composed mainly of vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fatty acids, chondroprotectors ... that will help prevent and strengthen theyour dog's shortcomings.