|Flint River Ranch Jubilee Wafers Dog Treats|
NATURAL, HEALTHY WAY TO TREAT YOUR DOG. Jubilee Wafers can be mixed with the
dog's regular food or given as a special treat. They should be part of a complete care
program supervised by your veterinarian as a dietary supplement. GAGs, or glycosaminoglycans, will benefit any
dog that has experienced severe joint trauma.
Best of all, nearly all dogs love these highly palatable biscuits. And even better: they are formulated to be a complete and balanced diet for dogs of all ages—not just for older dogs.
Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Jubilee Wafers are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
prevent cartilage deterioration. Cartilage consists of four parts. Chondrocytes
are the actual living cellular part. They produce and deposit two construction
macromolecules called collagen and proteoglycan around themselves, creating
an elaborate criss-crossing meshwork matrix, like a felt pad. The fourth part is water,
as a permeating matrix infusion, making up 65 to 80 percent of the cartilage mass. This
very high water content is essential in preventing cartilage deterioration.
Each proteoglycan bears several thousand special water-loving molecular attachments, called glycosaminoglycans, or GAGs for short. GAGs are powerful water "magnets" that attract and tenaciously hold inside the matrix the 65 to 80 percent water content of cartilage. The principal GAG is called Chondroitin Sulfate, and accounts for 66 percent of the GAG production. The GAG concentration in the matrix is a crucial focal point in any efforts to arrest cartilage deterioration.
Jubilee Wafers are specifically formulated for dogs. These wafers are food products that may function to inhibit cartilage degradation by helping to stimulate the body's ability to produce more GAGs. The cartilage make-up of our formulation may help with the hydration of joints because of their polyanionic characteristics—thus the lubrication needed in joints for proper function.
GAGs are in the form of a functional food rather than the traditional oral pill form. Jubilee Wafers are natural, not a drug, so feeding in conjunction with arthritis medication by your veterinarian can be useful with no side effects. They are not a substitute for treatment, but a supportive means to assist with canine discomfort.
Hip Dysplasia — Malformation of the joints causing arthritis and painful joints.
Disc Disease — Collapsed disc spaces and bony formations under the disc spaces causing back pain.
Osteoarthritis — damaged cartilage occurs in knees and elbows secondary to dislocated knee caps, torn ligaments within the knee, hereditary or congenital malformations of the knees and elbows, or trauma.
Chondroitin Sulfate — A natural polymer of protein and disaccharides; composed of glucosamine, galactosamine, and glucuronic acid; collectively, chondrotin sulfates make up a major portion of the GAGs in cartilage.
Glucosamine — a precursor of hyaluronic acid and other GAGs; helps with cartilage repair. Hyaluronic acid is a principal component of cartilage and helps with inflammation and discomfort.
Arthritis stems from the degradation of the cartilage within a joint. Cartilage acts as a buffer between bones in a joint, and the breakdown of cartilage can reduce the efficiency of the functions of the joint. Mild arthritis is uncomfortable. Severe arthritis, which can progress to bone on bone contact if the cartilage damage is extensive, is very painful.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis include:
Osteoarthritis can be diagnosed by a veterinarian with a physical exam and validated with radiographs.
GAGs should be a part of a complete care program supervised by your veterinarian. There is no need to wait for the symptoms of arthritis to become pronounced to start using Jubilee Wafers because they work as a great preventative. It can even be started in young dogs known to have a predisposition to hip, elbow, knee, or shoulder dysplasia.
|The most common
problems dogs encounter as they age include osteoarthritis, rheumatism, schleroderma, and
arthritic diseases. Genetic disorders include elbow dysplasia, herniated disc, myasthenia
gravis, degenerative myelopathy, osteochondritis dissecans, panosteitis, and
Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease. Signs include pain, lameness, reluctance to climb stairs,
stiffness, joint distortion, and wobbly and uncoordinated gait.
Different practitioners favor different combinations of treatment from herbs, homeopathic preparations, nutrition, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, surgery, and medication to help manage the pain and inflammation. Emphasis should be on a good diagnostic work-up before initiating any treatment.
Management of the patient's pain and stiffness is essentially management of the arthritis, as nothing can be done to correct the underlying problems of joint laxity or to reverse the degeneration of the bones. On the other hand, alleviating the inflammation and pain of arthritis without negative side effects is often enough to restore function to the joint and a meaningful quality of life.
Cartilage-derived mucopolysaccharides such as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates A and C have been found helpful in relieving inflammation and may even reverse the degenerative process in some dogs. They do this by nourishing the cartilage and increasing viscosity of the synovial fluid—the joint's lubricating system—thereby reducing friction and pain. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates attract fluid into the joint's cartilage system and help the body repair damaged joints while keeping the cartilage-destroying enzymes under control—equal or better results than anti-inflammatory drugs. Mucopolysaccharides are being prescribed increasingly by conventional as well as holistic veterinarians.
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