Chondro Flex for Dogs

Chondro Flex is a joint care nutraceutical that is recommended for dogs that have or may develop degenerative joint disorders. Chondro Flex can help to maintain healthy joint function and delay degenerative joint problems including pain, inflammation and stiffness. The main active ingredients in Chondro Flex products are glucosamine, MSM and chondroitin. It also contains inactive ingredients that make the supplement palatable to dogs.

Chondro Flex for Use in Supplemental Therapy 

Chondro Flex supplements can be given to dogs of any age. It may be recommended for young dogs that are suspected of having a predisposition to degenerative joint diseases. It may also be recommended for dogs that are presently suffering from symptoms of developed degenerative joint disorders. Conditions that may benefit from use of Chondro Flex include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Osteochondrosis

Active Ingredients and Benefits of Chondro Flex

Glucosamine is the main ingredient in most Chondro Flex products. Glucosamine is a natural part of the dog's joints, found in the cartilage and the synovial fluid. As it is ingested and absorbed, it is distributed to the joint tissues where it provides anti-inflammatory and joint regeneration benefits.

MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, is a natural sulfur compound that is essential to the cells and connective tissue of joints. It normally exists in high concentrations in the joints, but as a dog ages these concentrations decrease and may cause deficiencies. A supplement of the sulfur compound may be necessary to improve cellular function and maintain joint function.

Chondroitin sulfate is naturally produced in the body but production decreases with age. It can assist with the repair of connective tissue in the joints to reduce joint pain. It may also prevent tissue from dehydrating and prevent degeneration. It is believed to work well in combination with glucosamine.

Different forms of Chondro Flex may contain additional vitamins as supplements to the dog's diet.

Forms of Chondro Flex Supplements

Chondro-Flex is available in multiple strengths, with different combinations of ingredient quantities. A veterinarian can recommend the appropriate form to be used for the stage of degeneration present in the dog. Available forms include capsules, chewables and powder.

Chondro Flex Omega Chews are recommended for dogs that may also have allergies or skin conditions. It contains high levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids that promote healthy skin and coats. Fatty acids can improve the hydraton of the skin and the appearance of the coat. Omega chews also contain the ingredients for joint care that are present in other Chondro Flex products.

Chondro Flex Derma 3 also contains Omega 3 Fatty Acids and is recommended for dogs suffering from skin allergies that cause itching and inflammation. Derma 3 also has antioxidant and joint health benefits.

Precautions of Supplemental Therapy with Chondro Flex

Chondro Flex may be recommended instead of prescription medications for joint care therapy. The nutraceutical has a lower potential risk of toxicity or side effects than prescription medications. It is still important to discuss the proper dosage with a veterinarian to avoid giving excessive dosages of the supplement. Chondro Flex may not be recommended for dos that have a history of problems such as: 

  • Clotting disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Urinary disorders
  • Shellfish allergy

Chondro Flex has not been determined to be safe for use in dogs that are pregnant or may be used for breeding.