Preventing and addressing ongoing joint issues starts with proper nutrition. A diverse, biologically-appropriate diet plays an important role in ensuring that a dog or cat’s joints and bones stay healthy!
Dehydration can result in increased joint stiffness, loss of appetite, and general lethargy, all of which can be exacerbated by a pet’s age and levels of exercise. Biologically-appropriate foods that are rich in moisture and antioxidants support those joints.
Feeding moisture-rich food is the optimized way for your pet to stay hydrated. And all of Primal's Raw Frozen Formulas help do just that – hydrate. Looking for an easier transition for picky eaters? Try Pronto! Pronto's quick-thaw, scoop-and-serve format takes just minutes!
Raw Goat Milk is another nutrient-rich hydration option that’s packed with vitamins, electrolytes, and more. It contains fatty acids, turmeric, and cinnamon, which have anti-inflammatory properties that may benefit joint health.
GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN
Made from glucose and glutamine which help form and repair connective tissue, glucosamine and chondroitin are compounds that occur naturally in joint cartilage. Glucosamine can help alleviate joint damage, while chondroitin can help prevent joint cartilage breakdown and help maintain joint flexibility.
Primal Bone Broth is full of quality collagen and gelatin. Collagen is critical to connective tissues, and also contains glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, Primal’s Omega Mussels Fresh Topper has mussel meat and Pork Bone Broth which promote healthy joints by providing additional omegas, glucosamine, and chondroitin.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Essential fatty acids, especially omega 3 fatty acids, help keep your pet’s joints healthy by reducing inflammation. Essential fatty acids are not created naturally by our pet’s bodies and must come from their food source. Fish oil is full of Omega-3 fatty acids. Some great Primal options to give a boost of Omega-3s are:
- Omega Mussels Fresh Topper
- Sardine Market Mix
- Chicken & Salmon Freeze-Dried Nuggets
- Turkey & Sardine Freeze-Dried Nuggets
- Butcher’s Blend-Sardine
MAKE DIET CHANGES SLOWLY
Make sure you transition slowly if you’re switching over to new foods or adding anything else to your pet’s diet. Integrating more raw foods into your pet’s diet requires transitioning smoothly.
PRIMAL’S BOWL BUILDER TOOL
Want to discover a better bowl for your pet? Get started with the Primal Bowl Builder, and explore the many ways adding fresh foods to your pet’s diet can help them live happier & healthier!