Essential Ingredients of a Good Hip AND Joint Supplement

Essential Ingredients of a Good Hip & Joint Supplement

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Owning a pet is a big, exhausting and fun responsibility!

We love our dogs because they can be our best friend, constant companion, workout and snuggle buddies – all in one.

Taking care of the four-legged creatures in our homes is very important, and just like we pay attention to what we put inside our body, we really should pay attention to what we put in their bodies. 

Supplements for hip and joint health, skin and coat health and many other things are now readily available on the market for your dog’s health.

Finding a supplement with the highest quality ingredients to support maximum hip and joint health for your dog doesn’t have to be too hard!

Arthritis and inflammation are two common issues in dogs that can compromise their hips and joints.

When they age, dogs may experience pressure, discomfort, and pain that can be related to these conditions.

Natural supplements provide support and pain relief for your dog and improve their mobility and flexibility. 

We have put together a list of the top of the line ingredients you should be looking for in a dog hip and joint supplement as well as their main functions for you. 


Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound in your dog’s body and is also a common arthritis remedy.

It is one of several natural substances, or nutraceuticals, that are known as chondroprotective agents, used in the treatment of arthritis in humans and dogs. 

In dogs, glucosamine is also often used to ease joint pain resulting from age and wear, keep high performing or highly active dogs in tip top shape, and helps repair damaged cartilage. 


Chondroitin is another naturally occurring substance that exists in your dog’s cartilage.

It promotes water retention and elasticity in the cartilage, and provides adequate nourishment of the tissues that line the joint.

Like glucosamine, chondroitin may also prevent the production of inflammation that can be destructive to the joint.

This is why you will often see chondroitin and glucosamine working together in a hip and joint supplement for dogs. 


Manganese isn’t a naturally occurring mineral, so it must be added in as a supplement.

Manganese is a mineral that will help your dog absorb proteins and carbohydrates that he receives from his food.

Manganese serves a multifaceted purpose in the body, including the conversion of food into energy and fatty acids.

Manganese in dogs, combined with other minerals, assists in the formation of a healthy skeletal structure, which is why it’s an ingredient in hip and joint supplements!


MSM is an organic sulfur that provides specific benefits to your dog’s hip and joint health.

MSM blocks inflammation by enhancing the activity of cortisol, which is a natural anti-inflammatory hormone in your dog’s body.

Cortisol is one of the factors in keeping your dogs joints supple and pain-free.  

These ingredients are all included in the natural supplements for your dog’s hip and joint health made by VetGen.

About VetGen Pharmaceuticals: We are dedicated to developing natural supplements that enable long-term health for your dogs. Check out our Maximum Hip and Joint Supplement to get your dog looking and feeling its best today.