More recently, we are seeing truly impressive results, especially for arthritic conditions and hip dysplasia using Special SAMe. This pure, science-based formula is highly recommended by veterinarians because it has been clinically proven to help canine arthritis. Special SAMe is a synergistic formula that combines B Vitamins along with S-Adenosyl methionine. Yes, this may be hard to pronounce, but learning about the benefits of this product is worth the effort! Special SAMe offers several benefits. It not only helps with mobility, but it elevates the dog's mood and furthermore, it supports the liver. That makes this product especially beneficial for senior dogs......AND.....dogs that have been taking the NSAIDs mentioned above. If your dog is taking pain medications, chances are your veterinarian is routinely checking your dog's liver values to see if any damage has occured. We have seen very sad cases in senior pets where the medications were just too much for them and affected the liver and kidneys. But, sometimes pet medications are needed so by using the Special SAMe along with the pain medications, you are helping to support your dog's pain naturally AND supporting the liver.
If your pet is getting older, it is a good idea to start on the joint support formulas now before there are noticeable symptoms as this may greatly decrease the frequency or need for using pain medications as they age. Overall, using a combination of natural pain relief supplements along with medications (if needed) is a much healthier strategy than just treating symptomatic pain relief with medications alone.