Why dogs take Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Are you worried about your dog's joints? Have you heard his joints snapping as he moves
across the room? This article will explain why you should use hyaluronic acid for dogs.
Hyaluronic acid, or hyaluronan, is a major component in synovial fluid and has been found
to increase the viscosity of the fluid. It is also one of the two main lubricating elements. It is
also an important element of articular (joint) cartilage, and is responsible for the resilience of
cartilage. Lastly, it is a major part of skin, where it is involved in tissue repair.
Because of the amount the body uses of hyaluronic acid, it is not surprising that the use of
hyaluronic acid for dogs has increased. Hyaluronic acid started being used for horses with
joint disorders and was injected directly into the affected joint.
More recently, hyaluronic for dogs is available in an oral form, and not just for dogs, but for
horses and humans, as well. There is a good deal of scientific support for the use of
hyaluronic acid in the treatment of osteoarthritis and the rebuilding of joints. As our dogs get
older, the amount of hyaluronic acid in their joints decreases and their synovial fluid is less
viscous. This can cause problems with the structural stability of the body.
Today, everyone has heard of the use of glucosamine for sore joints. Hyaluronic acid is
actually a type of glucosamine, but a better form. It is usually paired up with chondroitin
sulfate because it is also a major component of cartilage and also responsible for its
Oral hyaluronic acid for dogs has become common treatment for osteoarthritis to build back
up the synovial fluid and to help repair the cartilage or as a preventative method. There are
many forms of hyaluronic supplements on the market and you should so your research
before purchasing one.