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Flint River Ranch Jubilee Wafers
A 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 as a dietary supplement. Jubilee Wafer's Chondroitin Sulfate (GAG) will benefit any dog that has experienced severe joint trauma. Best of all, nearly all dogs love these highly palitable biscuits. Even better, they are formulated to be a complete and balanced diet, not just for older dogs!
They can be given safely as a treat or meal for dogs with symptoms of osteoarthritis (arthritis as we know it), breeds prone to get osteoarthritis (prevention), support for older dogs, and healthy dogs that like the great taste - and the wafers are low in fat.
Glycosaminoglycans, or GAG's, are a group of natural compounds found in and produced by living creatures. They are in the chemical make up of skin, cartilage, joint, organs, and other important tissues including many body fluids. GAG's are specifically chondrotin sulfates 4, 5 (A, B), glucosamines and hyaluronic acid. Known to be building blocks of cartilage which may contribute to the function of healthy joints and play a major structural role in cartilage, tendons, and bones.
Chondroitin Sulfate (GAG) - a natural polymer of protein and disaccharides, is composed of glocosamine, galactosamine and glucuronic acid. Collectively, chondroitin sulfates make up a major portion of the GAGs (glycosaminoglycans) in cartilage.
Glucosamine - a precursor of hyaluronic acid and other GAGs, helps with cartilage repair.
Hyaluronic acid - a principal component of cartilage, helps with inflammation and discomfort.
Jubilee GAG 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 GAG's. 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.
- Helps to lubricate joints
- Provides mechanism for nutrient absorption
- Anti-inflammatory effect on joints
- Regulates activity on cartilage
- Inhibits enzymes that break down cartilage
GAG's are in the form of a functional food rather than the traditional oral pill form. Jubilee GAG 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.
Arthritis stems from the degradation of the cartilage within a joint. Cartilage acting as a buffer between bones in a joint and 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:
- Stiffness in moving joints
- Favoring a limb
- Difficulty in rising
- Hesitancy to jump
- Decreased activity level and lethargy
Diagnosing Osteoarthritis can be done by a veterinarian with a physical exam and validated with radiographs.
GAG's 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 it works as a great preventative. It can even be started in young animals known to have a predisposition to hip, elbow, knee or shoulder dysphasia in canines. Any dog that has experienced severed joint trauma will benefit.
All Natural Ingredients - plus Essential Vitamins and Minerals.
INGREDIENTS: Ground Whole Wheat, Bovine Cartilage, Lamb Meal, Ground Rice, Rice Flour, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid) Oat Meal, Whole Wheat Flour, Dried Whole Egg, Lecithin, Salt, Fish Meal, Dried Whey, Wheat Germ Meal, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Monosodium Phosphate, Choleric Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, DLAlpha Tocopherols Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Copper Sulfate, Amino Acid Chelates of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, D-Biotin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3
Small Dogs (Under 20 lbs) 1-2 Wafers
Medium Dogs (20-50 lbs) 2-3 Wafers
Large Dogs (50-85 lbs) 3-4 Wafers
X-Large Dogs (Over 85 lbs) 4-6 Wafers
Feeding 2 Jubilee Wafers twice a day (total 4 wafers) will provide 500 mg Chondroitin Sulfate and 60 mg Glucosarnme HCL
Glucosamine for Pets
by Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M.
Glucosamine is the most commonly used chondroprotective supplement for the treatmentof osteoarthritis. Chondroitin is the second most commonly used supplement for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is an aminosugar that is incorporated into joint cartilage. It is supplied as a supplement in one of three forms: glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, or N-acetylglucosamine. Studies show that while all three forms of glucosamine are effective, glucosamine hydrochloride and glucosamine sulfate were more effective than N-acetylglucosamine. Glucosamine is rapidly taken up by cartilage cells and help stimulate the synthesis of joint fluid and cartilage and also helps inhibit the destructive enzymes that can destroy cartilage
and proteoglycans. The anti-inflammatory aspect of glucosamine may result from the scavenging of harmful free radicals similar to antioxidants. Glucosamine is used by the cartilage for the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans.
A number of studies in people and pets show that glucosamine is equally effective for treating osteoarthritis when compared to NSAIDs, and without the side effects.
While a number of glucosamine products are available from reputable manufacturers, many of the early major studies done in pets have used a proprietary product Cosequin and Cosequin-DS) containing glucosamine and chondroitin. Clinical evidence indicates other products from well-known manufacturers are also effective.
Glucosamine is very safe with no side effects. Mild GI upset is rarely observed.
Dosages vary depending upon the product. As a guideline for combination products, a starting dose of 1,000 to 1,500 mg of glucosamine with 800 to 1,200 mg of chondroitin is recommended per day for a 50 to 100-pound dog. This dose is then lowered after 4 to 8 weeks.