Collagen is just as important for dogs as it is for humans! Collagen - is like the ‘glue that holds the body together, it’s a protein that is in skin, bones, blood and connective tissue like joints, tendons, cartilage and ligaments.
Here are three important reasons to include Bell & Bone Collagen Sticks into your dog's diet on a daily basis:
1. Assist in preventing arthritis & injury
Did you know dogs can start to show signs of arthritis as early as 1 year of age. According to the Vet Times (pdf), the degenerative joint condition can be found in 20% of dogs before their first year and 80% of more senior dogs at or over age 8.
Collagen helps to boost joint health and keep connective tissue flexible and strong, helping to prevent arthritis and injury. Collagen may also provide anti-inflammatory effects, keeping your pooch active and happy from pup through to senior years.
2. Relieve troublesome tummies
Good gut health helps to form the building blocks for better nutrition overall. Collagen is packed full of amino acids like glycine which can assist in keeping your dog's digestive system balanced, by soothing the intestinal tract and assisting in the breakdown of proteins, helping to keep bellies calm. Healthy bellies are happy bellies!
3. Healthier coat, skin and nails
A good visual indicator of your dog's general wellbeing is the condition of their fur, skin and nails. Collagen can assist dogs to glow from the inside out! By incorporating collagen into their diet daily, you’ll help to keep their skin moisturised and their coat super smooth and super shiny!
Start incorporating Collagen into your dog’s daily diet and you may just start to see the incredibly positive results it has on their health, strength and wellbeing, prevention is better than cure!