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Which joint supplement is right for your pet?

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How do you choose the best joint supplement for your pet? With so many choices, it can be hard to decide which one will meet your pet’s individual needs.

PAW by Blackmores joint range

With our 80+ years of natural health expertise, PAW has formulated a joint health range of Australian made supplements tailored to your dog or cat’s health. Whether you have a large breed dog, a senior arthritic dog or just an active pooch there’s a PAW by Blackmores joint supplement for them.

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In addition to the right supplement, try our simple 4 steps to better joint health for your dog Action Plan to help your dog’s joint health.

Best joint supplement for highly active dogs or those predisposed to arthritis later in life

PAW Osteocare® joint health chews are a tasty kangaroo chew that provide everyday joint care and help to improve joint function and health in younger and older dogs. They contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin which are considered the building blocks of healthy cartilage. They work synergistically, playing a vital role in the production of a compound in cartilage that lets it compress and absorb the impact being placed on joints. Without adequate levels of these compounds, cartilage can become brittle and prone to damage.

They feature:

  • Tasty, low-fat kangaroo-based chews that dogs love!
  • Simple daily dosing – 1 chew per 25kg body weight

They are great for:

  • Highly active dogs (e.g. sporting, performance, agility dogs)
  • Dogs with previous joint injuries
  • Dogs predisposed to joint problems (e.g. hip or elbow dysplasia) or starting to show early symptoms of arthritis
  • Large or giant breed dogs

Ingredients include:

  • 500 mg glucosamine sulphate
  • 250 mg chondroitin sulphate
  • MSM
  • Vitamin C
  • Manganese gluconate

Best joint supplements to relieve pain and reduce inflammation for dogs with mild-moderate arthritis

PAW Osteosupport® joint powder for dogs is ideal for dogs with arthritis. Relieving their joint pain and reducing inflammation is vital for them to enjoy a good quality of life.

Green-lipped mussel (GLM) is a very effective and safe supplement that is proven to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. However, the quality of GLM used in some supplements can vary significantly, as can the strength of each batch.

PAW by Blackmores uses only the highest quality GLM, which meets strict requirements to ensure consistent results.

Continuing on a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement (such as PAW Osteocare) ) is also critical to keep providing key nutrients to the joint cartilage.

They feature:

  • Simple daily dosing - 1 capsule per 25kg of body weight.
  • Easy-to-use powder format — capsule contents can be sprinkled over food
  • For ultimate support use PAW Osteosupport® in conjunction with PAW Osteocare® or PAW Cosequin® DS for clinical arthritis cases.

They are great for:

  • Dogs and cats with symptoms of pain and inflammation from arthritis (e.g. lameness, stiffness and a reluctance to play)

    Ingredients include:

  • Highly concentrated green-lipped mussel (Pern128) providing high levels of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA, DHA & ETA), for relief from pain associated with Osteoarthritis.

PAW Fish oil 500: Veterinary strength is also ideal for dogs with arthritis to help reduce inflammation and any associated pain.


  • A concentrated blend of liquid fish oil
  • No added artificial colours or flavours
  • Available in 200ml bottle with easy to dose pump dispenser
  • Contains Blackmores fish oil with omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA)
  • Formulated specifically for pets based on standard ratios recommended by the US National Research Council.

Great for:

  • Dogs with symptoms of pain and inflammation from arthritis (e.g. lameness, stiffness and a reluctance to play).
  • Pets living with a wide range of conditions, including allergies, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease and cognitive problems.
  • Consult your veterinarian about use of fish oils for dogs as adjunctive nutritional management of these conditions

Ingredients include:

  • 500mg/mL EPA+DHA

Best joint supplement for obese or overweight dogs with mild-moderate arthritis

PAW Cosequin® DS contains a unique combination of Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Manganese and Vitamin C, which works synergistically to help maintain joint function in dogs.

They feature:

  • Extra-strength chondroitin
  • Easy-to-use powder formula – capsule contents can be sprinkled over food
  • Contains no fat or protein
  • Simple daily dosing – 1 capsule up to 22kg body weight, 2 capsules for 23kg+ body weight
They are great for:
  • Obese or overweight dogs
  • Dogs with pancreatitis
  • Dogs who are on restricted-calorie, low-protein or low-fat diets
  • Dogs with more advanced arthritis who need the support of extra chondroitin

Ingredients include:

  • 500mg Glucosamine Hydrochloride
  • 400mg Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Manganese Gluconate
  • Calcium Ascorbate

Best joint supplement for dogs with moderate to severe arthritis

PAW OsteAdvanced clinical joint chews  are ideal for pets with moderate to severe arthritis. These chews form part of a multi-modal treatment plan (including healthy lifestyle, immediate pain relief and surgical intervention where needed).

They contain Glucosamine and chondroitin, which help nourish and support the joint cartilage, in conjunction with a combination of natural anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as green-lipped mussel (GLM), curcumin and boswellia to reduce the severity of the associated pain.

They feature:

  • A unique combination of Green lipped mussel, Curcumin & Boswellia to provide triple action anti-inflammatory support to help relieve arthritic symptoms in dogs
  • Glucosamine & Chondroitin to support healthy joint cartilage
  • High quality, natural ingredients supported by scientific evidence
  • No artificial colours or flavours

They are great for:

  • Pets showing symptoms associated with osteoarthritis (including reduced mobility, reluctance to get out of bed, jump up on the couch/car or exercise, or signs of pain when touched
  • If you notice any of these signs in your pooch, discuss the use of PAW OsteoAdvanced, as part of a multi-modal treatment plan, with your veterinarian.

Ingredients include:

  • 500mg Green lipped mussel
  • 500 mg Glucosamine hydrochloride
  • 100mg Curcuma longa phospholipid complex
  • 40 mg Boswellia serrata resin extract

Cats get arthritis too - what to look out for

82% of cats over the age of 14 have osteoarthritis in at least one joint. Arthritis in dogs usually affects the joints in the legs whereas cats often develop pain and stiffness in their spine which leads to different symptoms:

  • Messy coats – painful joints make it hard for cats to groom themselves
  • Sleeping more often to avoid movement that causes pain
  • Being extra aloof or cranky due to pain
  • Finding it difficult to jump onto furniture
  • Making a mess when they use their litter tray

Start your cat on green lipped mussel supplement to reduce inflammation. Try PAW Osteosupport® joint powder for cats which contains highly concentrated green-lipped mussel (Pern128) providing high levels of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA, DHA & ETA), for relief from pain associated with osteoarthritis.