Chondroitin is a naturally occurring substance in dogs and like glucosamine is concentrated
most in the cartilage. It forms part of the main structure of cartilage and has an
anti-inflammatory effect as well as preventing destructive enzymes from breaking
down joint tissue.
Chondroitin is particularly important in ageing or damaged cartilage which may not
be replaced easily by the affected dog.
Chondroitin sulphate is normally used to treat ageing and damaged cartilage and degenerative
joint disease (hip and elbow dysplasia).
Chondroitin supplies nutrients to the cartilage and stimulates growth whilst increasing
the movement of white blood cells and resistance to viral and bacterial infection.
Chondroitin is often given to dogs to aid recuperation from an illness or surgery.
Barker and Wags LeapDOG combines chondroitin and glucosamine in a formula designed
to aid healthy joints. It is delivered to the dog via a healthy complementary food
comprising oats and other essential vitamins and minerals meaning that it is easily
digested and absorbed into your dog’s body.