4CYTE™ AND PREVENTATIVE CARE
In a perfect world, we’d be actively supporting our dogs’ joint health with 4CYTE™ from around 6 months of age. But that’s not always possible, so it’s important to detect any signs that your dog is slowing down so you can start treatment. That can be difficult – some dogs show discomfort with arthritis, while others cope so well it can be hard to tell. So, here’s some information that might help you make sure your dog gets the care he needs, when he needs it.
Osteoarthritis affects 1 in 5 dogs, and its prevalence increases as dogs age. It’s therefore highly likely your dog has or will get arthritis. Symptoms tend to reveal themselves later in life, but what ‘later’ means depends on the individual dog.
In general, giant breed dogs age faster than smaller breed dogs. A Great Dane is considered to be senior by roughly 5-6 years old, whereas a Chihuahua would likely only be middle-aged by then, and not considered senior until 10-11 years.
Large breed dogs fall somewhere in between. A Labrador Retriever might be considered senior by 8-10 years of age. Genetics, nutrition and environment all play a role in how fast your dog, ages too.
So, keep this in mind if you haven’t had the opportunity to implement joint care from a young age – the earlier you intervene, the better the outcomes in slowing or repairing damage, and supporting quality of life. If you need help identifying the signs of ageing joints, give us a call!
So, what can you do?
We recommend 4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® FORTE in dogs from six months of age to repair and protect cartilage, preventing the joint disease process.
It works by:
✔ Reducing inflammation and pain.
✔ Restoring cartilage through regeneration.
✔ Preventing joint degradation.
✔ Protecting the remaining healthy cartilage.
Your dog may benefit in the long run by feeling great and enjoying the best possible quality of life, for longer. So don’t wait for the symptoms of arthritis to appear – by then, joint disease is usually well advanced. Talk to us about 4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® FORTE today.