7 best supplements for dog joint health and arthritis

Joint pain is a common problem in dogs, especially as they age. There are a number of different conditions that can cause joint pain, but the most common is arthritis. Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that leads to inflammation, pain, and stiffness. As the disease progresses, the joint cartilage begins to break down, which can eventually lead to joint deformity. Symptoms of arthritis include limping, joint swelling, and reluctance to move. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are a number of treatments that can help to ease the symptoms and improve your dog’s quality of life. If you think your dog may be suffering from joint pain, it is important to discuss treatment options with your veterinarian. We’ve found that some supplements work well and have worked well with our older dogs. Note: We’ll post a future article reviewing CBD supplements for joint health in dogs.

Here are our 7 top joint supplements for dogs with arthritis:

Our top pick for best overall joint supplement:

Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength Joint Health Supplement with Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM

Cosequin is one of the top-rated and best supplements for healthy joints in your dog and contains both glucosamine and chondroitin. It is the number 1 choice of veterinarians globally. 

If you observe stiffness in getting up and down or difficulty climbing the stairs, you can conveniently use this supplement for your pet of all sizes and ages. 

It is a safe and effective supplement available in variable formulas. Cosequin supplements are also manufactured in the US.


· Ingredients: Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCl): 600 mg, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate: 300 mg, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): 250 mg

· Brand: Nutramax Laboratories

·     Count: 132 chewable tablets

·     Flavor: Chicken

·     Suitable for dogs of all sizes and ages, including large dogs

·     Recommended for long-term usage

·     Made in the USA

From the same manufacturer, but for small dogs:

Nutramax Cosequin Minis Maximum Strength Joint Health Supplement for Small Dogs


· Ingredients: Each Soft Chew Contains : Glucosamine Hydrochloride† (Derived from shellfish) 260 mg Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 175 mg Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate† (Derived from bovine cartilage) 130 mg? Total Omega-3s 30 mg EPA 15 mg DHA 10 mg

· Brand: Nutramax Laboratories

·     Count: 45 soft chews

·     Suitable for smaller dogs

·     Recommended for long-term usage

·     Made in the USA

VetIQ Hip & Joint Supplement for Dogs

The triple-action formula of this maximum strength joint supplement not only promotes joint health but also:

·     Support cartilage

·     Lubricate joints

·     Maintain muscles

Give your canine fellow these chicken-flavored soft chews to eliminate the stiffness in joints as they age. 


·     Brand: VetIQ

·     Flavor: Chicken

·     Count: 180 chewable

·     Specifically for hip joints

·     Suitable for all breeds

·     It contains glucosamine, MSM, and Krill to increase mobility

YuMOVE Adult Dog Tablets

YuMOVE joint supplement tablets are a source of collagen formation. This soothing supplement takes care of your pet’s ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.

Fifteen years of research & experience and top-quality ingredients make YuMOVE one of the best supplements for adult dogs.

The soothing Omega 3 with its anti-inflammatory properties and glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid help maintain your pet’s joint mobility.


·     UK’s best selling dog supplement

·     For adult dogs

·     Count: 60/120/300 chewable tablets

·     It contains Omega-3 (derived from green-lipped mussel)

VETRISCIENCE GlycoFlex 3 – Maximum Strength Hip & Joint Support for Dogs

For over 30 years, veterinarians have trusted the joint support system by GlycoFlex. Within four weeks, you will observe positive changes and increased hind leg strength (see also ‘Can a Dog’s Leg Fall Asleep?‘) in your canine fellow.

Each GlycoFlex tablet contains nutrients equal to two chews. However, tablets are a better solution for pets that find the chews hard and have not-too-strong stomachs.

It contains:

·     Perna canaliculus

·     Glucosamine

·     MSM

·     DMG

It is one of the best supplements for dog joint health that is:

·     Trusted by the vets

·     Clinically approved – instant results

·     Suitable for connective tissues, UT health, collagen production, building cartilage, manage inflammation, and enhanced comfort


·     Brand: VETRISCIENCE 

·     Flavor: Chicken 

·     Count: 120 tablets

·     Easy to digest

·     Each tablet equals two chews

Synovi G4 Dog Joint Supplement Chews

Synovi G4 contains essential vitamins and minerals your dog needs. It contains:

·     Glucosamine

·     Boswellia Serrata

·     Turmeric

·     Poultry Liver

·     Vitamin C

·     Green-Lipped Mussel

The naturally derived ingredients help your four-legged companion to stay healthy. It also improves the pet’s inflammatory response – thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric.

The added poultry appetizing flavor makes the chews appealing for your canine-fellow.  

You must consult the vet for the dosage. Depending on the dog’s condition, it might take 2 – 4 weeks to show the results.


·     For dogs (only) of all ages, sizes, and breeds

·     Brand: Synovi

·     Flavor: Chicken

·     Ingredients: Naturally derived

·     Count: 240 soft chews

·     Also suitable to tone muscles and antioxidant function

·     Approved by: NASC (National Animal Supplement Council)

Amazon Brand – Solimo Premium Dog Hip & Joint Supplement Chews with EPA and DHA

Solimo hip and joint supplements is Amazon’s store brand joint supplement for your dog. The product has:

·     MSM

·     Green-lipped mussel

·     Glucosamine and chondroitin

·     Manganese

·     Vitamin C


·     Brand: Solimo

·     Count: 60/120 soft chews

·     Recommended for small dogs (small chew size)

John Lowery

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