Sore, Swollen Joints Treatment and Information

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Osteoarthritis Hip Dysplasia Joint Injuries

If your pet is suffering from sore or swollen joints, there are many possible cause ranging from hip dysplasia to arthritis. It is important to take action immediately. A number of things could be making your dog feel stiff and sore.

How can Longlife™ Pet Supplements help?

Longlife Pet Supplements contain essential all-natural properties like calcium, phosphorus and carbohydrates to heal cartilage tissue, ligaments and tendons, while also improving joint fluid and joint lubrication. In addition, Longlife Pet Supplements contain shark cartilage, which has been proven highly effective in the treatment of arthritis, hip dysplasia, and joint stiffness in dogs. In fact, over 63% of animals tested have shown a remarkable decrease in pain and swelling.

Made up of high concentrates of protein, carbohydrates, water, fiber and fat, Longlife for Dogs acts as an all-natural, anti-inflammatory agent and increases antibody production to improve immune system response. It will not interfere with any other medications your dog is currently taking, and the only side effect he will notice is that he is healthier, happier, more energetic and able to live a longer life without pain and suffering.

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A degenerative joint disease which can affect one or more joints, resulting in sore, swollen joints in your dog. Can occur from excess stress on the joint from jumping, playing, etc. or due to aging changes. Although it may only be apparent in one of your aging dog's joints, he may suffer from arthritis throughout his body. In puppies, it tends to occur in one joint and is the result of congenital defects such as hip dysplasia. (Read our treatment information for canine arthritis.)

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Hip Dysplasia

A debilitating degeneration of the hip joint. Mostly seen in large dogs but can occur in any breed. Considered to be a multifactorial disease, with diet (unbalanced, excessive, deficient), exercise (too much, too little), environment and injury all contributing to the condition. Is sometimes hereditary, but can also occur in dogs with no family history. (Read our treatment information for canine hip dysplasia.)

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Traumatic Joint Injury

A joint injury due to trauma, such as falling or being hit by a car. Causes degeneration of the cartilage leading to arthritis.

Ruptured Cruciate Ligament(s)

A tear of one or both of the ligaments that stabilize the knee. Causes painful, debilitating degeneration of the knee joint. Occurs when excessive stress is placed upon the joint, such as jumping, pivoting at high speeds, or during normal activity in dogs with unstable knee joints.


A degenerative condition due to chronic inflammation in the spine. Results from stress on the joints of the spine in active dogs. Can also be a hereditary problem in dogs that have unstable joint structure in the spine.

Osteochondritis dissecans or OCD

Occurs when bones develop improperly just beneath the cartilage. Causes a "hangnail" of cartilage to peel away and protrude into the joint. Most common in large breed dogs during rapid growth, but can also occur in dogs whose families have no history of the condition. Other factors include diet (unbalanced, excessive, deficient), exercise (too much, too little), and traumatic injury during growth.

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