It’s Dr. Liao to bring you our third installment of our Wellnergy Pets Breed Wellness Mini-Series!
To review, I created our Breed Wellness Mini-Series to highlight how to best care for certain pet breeds and ailments that they may be prone to developing. In our first installment, we talked about our dignified, loyal, and reliable Bulldogs, and their predisposition for patella luxation and developing arthritis. And in our second installment we talked about their potential to develop allergies and skin conditions.
Today’s Tip #3: Watch those Hips!
In addition to their Patellar Luxation (Loose Kneecaps) condition that we covered in our first installment of our Breed Wellness Mini-Series, Bulldogs are prone to other musculoskeletal diseases such as Hip Dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is an inherited condition leading to malformation of the hips where the ball and socket joint can be irregularly shaped, flattened, or deformed. The pieces do not fit well and this causes extra friction and excessive contact between the structures, causing the cartilage and bone structures within the joint to rub, grind, and wear out over time. Understandably, the results of this excessive wear and tear can lead to severe deterioration, arthritis, pain, and even loss of function over time.
The best way to manage and care for our Bulldogs with Hip Dysplasia and arthritis is by controlling their weight, not letting them get too heavy, and with joint supplements. Early treatment with joint supplements containing Glucosamine, MSM, and Chondroitin is key in providing increased cartilage cushioning & joint lubrication, aiding in inflammatory & pain relief, keeping severe arthritis at bay, and for managing Hip Dysplasia long term. I personally recommend our Hip & Joint Care supplement for management of Hip Dysplasia, as it provides, in addition to the essential Glucosamine, MSM, and Chondroitin support, a powerful natural anti-inflammatory: New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel. An organic superfood, rich in Omega Fatty Acids, Glucosamine, and Chondroitin, New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel is critical to providing maximum aid for your Bulldog’s hip and joint health.
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Dr. Zonram Liao