Client handout: The gist of joint supplements in dogs with osteoarthritis

September 25, 2017
David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS-SA

David Dycus is frequent speaker at the Fetch dvm360 conferences, an orthopedic staff surgeon at Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, and co-founder and co-director of the Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute.

Are your veterinary clients curious about why you recommend joint supplements for their pets with this painful condition? Here are the answers they're looking for.

He's ready now more than ever because of the benefits of joint supplements for dogs with osteoarthritis. ('s start with an excerpt from this client handout, developed by veterinary orthopedic surgeon David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS:

"It's easy to become overwhelmed by all the joint supplement choices available through drug stores, pet stores and online. And it's important to understand that oral joint supplements are considered nutraceuticals (foods that provide health benefits), not pharmaceuticals (medicinal drugs). Because of this there is minimal to no federal regulation on supplements' production and manufacturing. A startling majority of companies may not meet the claims made on their product labels, so it's a 'buyer beware' joint supplement market."

Click on the image above to download this handout.Here's your invitation to step in as the expert in this buyer beware market-an opportunity that makes this client handout gold for you and your veterinary clinic when it comes to discussing the added benefits of joint supplements in dogs with osteoarthritis. Download the handout today and dispense at will.