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Does Your Younger Dog Need Joint Support Too?

Do they need joint support too?

Many people first hear about YuMOVE when they have an older dog who’s starting to slow down and showing signs of having stiff joints.

That’s when they get in touch with us to find out how YuMOVE Joint Care might be able to help relieve stiffness, aid recovery and promote their dog’s mobility.

Young dogs need joint support too

You might be surprised to hear, though, that your younger dog might also need help with joint support.

It’s true that younger dogs naturally have more of a spring in their step than our older furry friends. That’s because when your pooch is just a pup, they have more joint fluid to cushion the bones where they meet in the legs and hips.

So they’re more able to jump up to catch a ball, climb into the back of a car or get up and down stairs.

Help them bounce back

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But while your younger dog may naturally have well-cushioned joints, they’re also likely to have more energy, be more active and run around more.

This can result in pulls, strains and tears across their ligaments, muscles and tendons, particularly around the joints.

That’s why it’s important to give your younger dog’s joints some extra support, so your pup can stay active and keep on enjoying life to the max.

Your one year old’s all grown up

Another factor to consider is that your dog might be older than you think. We’re all used to hearing that a dog year equals seven human years, but in fact dogs age at different rates.

According to a recent study, dogs grow up fast! So a one year old Labrador is already 31 years old in human years. After that point, dogs age much more slowly. This means that although you might think your dog is still a sprightly, springy pup, their joints might need support much sooner than you’d imagine.

How much exercise does your puppy need?

When you get a new puppy, it can be tempting to take that adorable ball of fluff out as often as possible. But too much exercise can be damaging for your puppy’s growing joints. The Kennel Club recommends walking your pup for just five minutes per month of age, up to twice a day. 

Try YuMOVE Joint Care for Young Dogs

We’ve developed YuMOVE Joint Care for Young Dogs (previously YuMOVE Young & Active) specifically to help keep your younger dog’s joints in top condition. It supports those active joints, promotes mobility and means that your pup will recover more quickly after exercise.

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YuMOVE Joint Care for Young Dogs comes as a tasty tablet that you can hand directly to your pup or add to their food. You can give it to your dog as soon as they’re eating solid food.

A close up on those ingredients

YuMOVE Joint Care for Young Dogs is packed with ingredients that will really make a difference to your pooch’s joints. It includes:

  • Glucosamine – One of the essential building blocks of cartilage, Glucosamine helps support the tissue in your dog’s growing joints.
  • Manganese – This mineral supports the health of your dog’s cartilage, tendons and ligaments by encouraging collagen formation.
  • Green Lipped Mussel – An incredibly concentrated source of Omega 3, this special extract helps soothe stiff joints after exercise.
  • Hyaluronic Acid – This lubricates joints and acts like a shock absorber. The type we use is proven to reach your dog’s joints within two hours.
  • Vitamins C & E - These vitamins neutralise the free radicals that your dog produces during intense exercise, helping to maintain their mobility long-term.

If you want your dog to stay active, follow the example of Lulu, the miniature dachshund. She eats her YuMOVE Joint Care for Young Dogs every morning in her breakfast scrambled eggs, before “running amok in the woods”. In the year since Lulu has taken the supplement, her owner Charlotte has really seen the benefits.

Why not try YuMOVE Joint Care for Young Dogs for your younger dog? See how it can help them stay active - running, chasing, playing and living life to the full.