Care for Hip and Joint Pain

Dogs are active animals that love to be outside and engaging in physical activities. 
But what happens when your best friend is faced with a common problem that is not spoken about enough?



Hip dysplasia is a common problem amongst dogs whereby the socket is not formed properly - creating pain, inflammation and irritation to a dog.

It is a genetic condition that is passed down through offspring and unfortunately cannot be avoided because of this. It can affect any breed at any time during its life.

Factors such as insufficient exercise and obesity are extremely likely to speed up the process of hip dysplasia. Keeping your dog active has never been more important!

Dogs do not like to show pain or struggle – just like us, humans. This makes it super important to know your pup well enough to recognise the signs. 

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Also like humans, dogs can suffer from arthritis. This is natural wear and tear on the joint and can affect any joint in the body. 

This is why it is essential to ensure you keep your dog's joints lubricated, even before the problem occurs. Being proactive about this will make sure your pup never even has to feel the pain! 

If you think that your dog is experiencing either of these – contact your vet. They are there to perform x-rays and scans and give you the answer that you need. Don’t leave it until it’s too late! Many vets will recommend that you use dog arthritis supplements or other joint care for dogs.

 What are the signs and symptoms of Arthritis in Dogs?

There are multiple signs and symptoms that your dog is experiencing one of these joint-related issues. A few of these may include:

      • Moving slower
      • Stiffness 
      • Limping (or favouring one side)
      • Trouble getting up and/or down
      • Difficulty in common movements
      • Licking affected area/s
      • Unwillingness to be active
      • Popping or cracking sounds from joint movements
      • Swelling in or around the joint(s)
      • Behaviour changes
      • Whining/whimpering with movement that used to be easy


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Pain relief? Yes, pain relief sourced from your vet will numb the pain but it's a short-term solution that doesn't make the problem go away, only masks it.

That’s why we have joint supplements for dogs to ensure your best friends joints are kept healthy and lubricated. 


This is a very popular supplement for dogs with joint problems – and for a very good reason!

It is naturally occurring in the body but levels fall as the years' pass. Using Glucosamine supplements will reduce pain and increase your dog’s mobility again. 

But be careful – there are lots of different recommended dosages out there. Make sure you are following the best one for your dog. 


MSM is an organic form of Sulphur. 

It is a natural analgesic – which means it reduces pain! MSM enhances the activity of cortisol in the body, in turn reducing inflammation. 



This is becoming increasingly used alongside other supplements – its benefits just keep on coming!

The level of Chondroitin in the body, like Glucosamine, declines as joints deteriorate. By using this supplement, you can slow down that deterioration. It keeps joints cushioned and also reduces inflammation. 

But what really is the best joint supplements for dogs? 

Knowing that these three ingredients are what actually make the difference, we created a powerful effective formula combining them – leaving us with nothing but incredible results.

Petz Park Hip + Joint relieves your doggie of any pain, lubricates their joints and gives them a new lease of life. 


If you are still unsure of the signs and symptoms, need more information on a solution or just need pointing in the right direction, Petz Park is here to help!

For more information head over to our FAQ page or simply contact us directly via our Facebook page, (Petz Park).

Our expert team are the right tree to bark up! 


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