Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid that plays a major role in protein synthesis.
It is absorbed from a number of food products such as beef, chicken, fish and eggs
and is generally part of an everyday diet for dogs.
Glutamine is found in skeletal muscles and circulating in the blood. It is required
for numerous metabolic functions within the body including the regulation of cell
growth, synthesis of protein chains, movement of nitrogen in the body and kidney
Glutamine is commonly supplemented to a dog to aid repair of muscle and bone tissue
increasing overall healing time. It has positive effects on seriously ill patients
and older dogs by helping to restore immune system functionality and prevent or aid
control of infection.
The benefits of supplementing with glutamine include maintaining a general level
of this amino acid to stave off muscular retraction as well as treating gastrointestinal
Barker and Wags LeapDOG combines glutamine, glucosamine and chondroitin alongside
several further active ingredients in a formula designed to promote healthy joints,
skin, bones and overall good health. It is delivered via an oats-based complementary
food that aids digestion and absorption into the body.