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Collagen for your pets - Build & Repair Connective Tissues
Collagen is he the main structural protein found in skin and connective tissues like joints, tendons, cartilage and ligaments. In fact 30% of the total protein in a pets body is collagen. It determines the strength and elasticity of the their hair, bones , nails and teeth. As pets age, their capacity to produce collagen diminishes making them more susceptible to injuries, painful conditions of the bones and joints, and poor skin and coat health.
The depletion of healthy collagen in the body is a natural part of the aging process, but that does not mean that it is gone forever. Lost collagen can be replaced through supplementation, and the earlier you begin providing additional collagen in your pet diet, the more likely you are to stave off problems.
Here are 5 great reasons to start giving your dog collagen today.
1) It Stabilizes Joins & Prevents Injuries
Collagen makes up 70 to 90% of a pets muscles, tendons, and ligaments so the the integrity of their joints is absolutely dependent upon its presence. As muscles and connective tissues lessen and become more brittle, pets become susceptible to injuries like torn cruciate ligaments, patellar subluxations, and elbow and hip dysplasia. Adding collagen to your pet’s diet will improve their joint health, helping to prevent these injuries.
2) It Improves Age-Related Joint Pain
Age-related joint and soft tissue pain is something that most pets will experience to some extent as the navigate their senior years. Collagen loss in the joints that occurs during aging plays a major role in arthritis, degenerative disc disease and tendonitis, three of the most common causes of pain in senior pets.
3) It Aids in Digestion
Collagen aids in digestion by breaking down proteins and soothing the lining of the gut. It “seals and heals” the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract by helping to form connective tissue and infusing the whole system with healing amino acids.
Glycine is one of the many amino acids contained in collagen. It has been shown to have soothing properties that help promote an overall healthier, less agitated digestive system for your pets.
4) It Promotes Hair Growth, Strong Nails and a Healthy Coat
Pets are not concerned about crow’s feet or full, pouty lips, but collagen is important when it come to their appearance. 70% of the protein in your pets skin is collagen. It is responsible for providing a healthy, moisturized dermis: soft, shiny coat: and strong, powerful nails that do not split or crumble as they grow.
5) it Tastes Great & Inspires and Healthy Appetite.
Many cosmetics aimed at humans boast their “collagen complexes” but collagen is most effective when consumed through food or supplements, Dairy, eggs and lean meats are excellent sources of collagen protein - all of which our pets love!
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