10 Best Dog Hip & Joint Care

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Dog Hip & Joint Care in 2020


Smartbones Hip & Joint Care Sticks For Dogs, Rawhide-Free

Smartbones Hip & Joint Care Sticks For Dogs, Rawhide-Free
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Now made in Vietnam; With Glucosamine and Chondroitin
  • Made with Real Chicken and Vegetables
  • Rawhide-Free
  • Easy to Digest
  • Vitamin & Mineral Enriched
  • Chewing Helps Maintain Healthy Teeth

PetNC Natural Care Hip and Joint Soft Chews for Dogs, 90 Count

PetNC Natural Care Hip and Joint Soft Chews for Dogs, 90 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Support for healthy hips and joints
  • Savory flavored easy to give chewable for finicky eaters
  • Human-grade ingredients
  • Laboratory tested, veterinarian formulated
  • Made in the USA

Veterinary Naturals Hemp & Hips 60 Soft Chews Joint Supplement for Dogs – Hemp Oil, Turmeric and Glucosamine for Dogs - Joint Support for Dogs’ Arthritis & Pain - Dog Joint Supplements, Bacon Flavor

Veterinary Naturals Hemp & Hips 60 Soft Chews Joint Supplement for Dogs – Hemp Oil, Turmeric and Glucosamine for Dogs - Joint Support for Dogs’ Arthritis & Pain - Dog Joint Supplements, Bacon Flavor
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Project Paws Hip and Joint Supplement for Dogs - Dog Glucosamine Chews with MSM, Chondroitin and Organic Turmeric - 120 CT

Project Paws Hip and Joint Supplement for Dogs - Dog Glucosamine Chews with MSM, Chondroitin and Organic Turmeric - 120 CT
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • 8 POWERFUL INGREDIENTS Including: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Yucca Schidigera to Strengthen Cartilage, Support Flexibility, Relieve Joint Pain, and Reduce Inflammation.
  • DYNAMIC BLEND OF ANTIOXIDANTS: Organic Turmeric with Black Pepper, Vitamins C and E to Stop Free-Radicals From Causing Painful Inflammation and Damage from Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Diseases
  • Manufactured using COLD PRESS EXTRUSION that Uses No Heat, Steam or High-Pressure Leaving ALL of the Nutrients In Tact So They Can Go Directly to Work on Your Dog's Aches and Pains. 95% of Competing Dogs Arthritis Supplements Use All of the Above Which Results in Up to a 60% Loss in Nutrients.
  • GRAIN, GLUTEN AND SOY FREE - Delicious Bacon-Flavored Soft Chews Dogs Love Without The Common Allergens in most Joint Care Products. Proudly Manufactured in the USA.
  • GIVES BACK TO SHELTER ANIMALS! The Only Hip & Joint Supplement for Dogs That Gives Back To Shelter Animals. Each Purchase Provides 14 Healthy Meals to Shelter Dogs.

PetNC Natural Care Hip and Joint Health Advanced Chewables for Dogs, 45 Count

PetNC Natural Care Hip and Joint Health Advanced Chewables for Dogs, 45 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Support for healthy hips and joints
  • Savory flavored easy to give chewable for finicky eaters
  • 500mg Glucosamine and 400mg Chondroitin
  • For large breed adult dogs
  • Consult veterinarian before use of product

Extend Joint Care Natural Glucosamine with MSM for Dogs, 2 Box

Extend Joint Care Natural Glucosamine with MSM for Dogs, 2 Box
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • ADVANCED JOINT SUPPORT FORMULA. INSTANT MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! Support and repair joints and cartilage and to help retain flexibility.
  • GLUCOSAMINE - Supports hydration, mobility and comfort. Methylsulfonylmethane: METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE (MSM) - Supports proper maintenance connective tissue function and joint comfort. TYPE II CHICKEN COLLAGEN - Essential building block for maintaining healthy articular cartilage. ASCORBIC ACID - Increases the production of collagen and glycosminoglycans like chondroitin sulfates and hyaluronic acid
  • THE ULTIMATE RELIEF FOR DOGS! Extend proprietary formula is specifically designed to REVERSE the effects of joint damage.
  • 100% SAFE AND ALL NATURAL and Vet Approved!
  • Delicious Beef Flavor that Your Dog will Love!

Senior Wellness Hip & Joint Soft Chew Supplement for Dogs with Omegas for Advanced Joint Support by NaturVet

Senior Wellness Hip & Joint Soft Chew Supplement for Dogs with Omegas for Advanced Joint Support by NaturVet
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee - NaturVet
  • Developed specifically for senior dogs needing hip & joint support.
  • Joint wellness supplement provides extra support for healthy aging and advanced hip and joint issues.
  • Contains Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM.
  • Helps to alleviate aches and discomfort from your senior dogs daily exercise.
  • Healthy supplement with Omegas and antioxidants that support the structural integrity of your dog's joints and connective tissues.
  • Tasty soft chews your dog will love and eat like a treat!
  • Safe for all dogs over the age of 12 weeks but is formulated specifically for senior dogs.
  • Our Senior Wellness Hip & Joint supplement for dogs is veterinarian formulated and manufactured in the USA in an FDA audited, cGMP compliant facility.

Overby Farm Hip Flex Joint Level 3 Advanced Care with Tart Cherries for Dogs, 90 ct Chewable Tablets , Made in USA

Overby Farm Hip Flex Joint Level 3 Advanced Care with Tart Cherries for Dogs, 90 ct Chewable Tablets , Made in USA
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Advanced joint support with tart cherries formulated for pets in need of advanced care such as senior pets and those recovering from joint related injuries or surgery.
  • Formulated with Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin, Hyaluronic Acid, Omega 3 and 6 Fatty acids for added joint support.
  • Tart cherry concentrate is a natural antioxidant and helps to avoid discomfort by supporting the body's normal inflammatory response.
  • Helps to alleviate aches and discomfort associated with daily exercise.
  • Chewable, Tasty Tablets, 90ct for Dogs. Recommended to Double the Suggested Daily Amount for the First 3 Weeks.
  • Active Ingredients per 3.5 Gram Tablet: Glucosamine, Methylsulfonylmethane, Tart Cherry and Dark Berry Proprietary Blend, Chondroitin Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Hyaluronic Acid, Linolenic Acid Omega 3, Linolenic Acid Omega 6 and di-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E).
  • All Overby Farm Products are Veterinarian Formulated and Manufactured in the USA in an FDA Audited, cGMP Compliant Facility with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Pro Sense Glucosamine Joint Care Advanced, 60 Chewable Tablets

Pro Sense Glucosamine Joint Care Advanced, 60 Chewable Tablets
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Advanced bone and joint health formula
  • Includes Glucosamine for cartilage health
  • Vitamin C promotes collagen growth
  • MSM associated with flexibility and movement
  • Packaging may vary

Altru-Ami Best Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM for Dogs - Vitamin C & E, Turmeric – Hip & Joint Supplement Advanced Canine Care – Help Relieve Arthritis, Hip Pain, Dysplasia Made in USA, 120 Soft Chews

Altru-Ami Best Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM for Dogs - Vitamin C & E, Turmeric – Hip & Joint Supplement Advanced Canine Care – Help Relieve Arthritis, Hip Pain, Dysplasia Made in USA, 120 Soft Chews
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Will My Labrador Have Hip Dysplasia?

Epigenetics is the idea that your genetic heritage does not have to become your destiny. People who have a family history of heart disease can modify their lifestyle to prevent disease. We are just beginning to explore this idea in Veterinary Medicine.

We all know of breeds of dogs that are genetically predisposed to certain diseases: labradors get hip dysplasia, rottweilers and Golden Retreivers get cancer, Chihuahuas have kneecaps that pop in and out. But what if there were things we could change so that those disease didn't have to happen? When the Human Genome Project was completed, the researchers realized that genes were responsible not only for telling our cells how to look, and act, making up each individuals unique appearance and biochemistry, but also what proteins, hormones, and co factors to make or not make, influencing how our individual cells behave.

"Epigenetic changes represent a biological response to an environmental stressor that can be inherited through many generations via epigenetic marks. But if you remove the environmental pressure ‐ the epigenetic marks will eventually fade and the DNA code ‐ over time ‐ begin to revert to its original programming."

--John Cloud, Why Your Genes Aren't Your Destiny

So if our genome is influenced by our environment, what does that mean? There are some parts of our genome we have no control over, the air we breathe, the places in which we work. for our pets, life is much the same, but they have fewer controls over the environment we create for them. What they eat, what they drink, how much they exercise. The other key piece of epigenetics is that each organism's response to the environment is individual. The study of epigenetic has spawned several other fields of study. Nutrigenomics looks at how food and nutrients affect how our DNA is expressed, Proteomics looks at how multiple proteins affect the body, or protein expression/ activity patterns. Metabolomics looks at the effect of metabolites, or products of biochemical reactions affect the body. We are familiar with the effect of eating broccoli on the body, it provides us with phytochemicals, many of which are not identified, that protect the cells from cancer. Xenobiotics are the toxins in our environment that interact with our genes to cause certain proteins and cofactors to biochemical reactions to be released.

This is very confusing, so a simplistic explanation goes like this: if plastic residue that your dog drinks in tap water causes a certain sequence of genes to produce a protein that causes cancer cells to not know to die, then a tumor has the opportunity to grow. If your dog eats eat broccoli, it down regulates the sequence of genes the plastic upregulates, and then upregulates a different sequence of genes that causes the individual cancer cells to die faster, because the immune system can now recognize that they are abnormal.

Functional medicine on the human side of medicine is a way to look at each individual and help their body function better by making specific recommendations about diet, supplements, exercise and lifestyle changes to get to the best level of health for each individual. It utilizes the concepts learned from epigentics, metabolomics, and nutrigenomics to formulate a health plan, and recognizes that there is a gap between overt disease and wellness that is not being addressed. Like Traditional Chinese medicine, Functional Medicine looks at the roots of disease rather than the symptoms or branches waving in the breeze. Functional Medicine is designed to help more effectively integrate science, research, and clinical insights to treat and prevent disease and maintain health. Established and emerging diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention strategies are extensively covered, including the use of diet, nutraceuticals, exercise, body/mind techniques, and the adaptation of lifestyle to an individual's genetic risks and environmental exposures. I hope to adapt this information for pets to help provide relief for several conditions that plague pets and are difficult to treat regardless of the way they are tackled, including skin disease, cancer and allergies.

So in regard to the question in the title, no, your labrador does not have to develop hip dysplasia, but it is important to recognize that some where down the path of choices we have made, the outcome becomes inevitable. Having said that, there are still good ways to manage disease and return to an improved level of health. Stay tuned for more information as I learn more new tricks.

[Cloud, John. "Why Genes Aren't Your Destiny." Time Magazine. Jan.18, 2020, 50‐51.]

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