Dog owners often assume that lethargy is a natural part of the aging process, when in reality the dog might be suffering from a very treatable joint issue.

Is Joint Pain Making Your Dog Lethargic?

Just like people, dogs can experience joint pain, especially as they age. Joint issues can be degenerative or developmental. Degenerative joint issues include problems such as ligament tears and arthritis in dogs. Developmental joint problems arise when the dog’s joints fail to grow properly, such as hip dysplasia. Certain breeds of dogs are more susceptible to joint issues than others.

Joint Issue Symptoms

Symptoms of joint problems in dogs include limping, difficulty walking or climbing stairs, and a decline in physical activity (dog is very lethargic). Predators in the wild often target injured animals as prey, and this is why dogs have developed a survival adaptation to hide their pain. However, there are tell-tale signs. If you're wondering why your dog is lethargic, slow to get up, avoiding stairs, or exhibiting other changes in behavior, there's a good chance pain, joint pain in particular, is the culprit. Dog owners often make the mistake of assuming these symptoms are a natural part of the aging process, when in reality, the dog might be quietly suffering through a very treatable condition.

Joint Issue Treatments

In the United States, dogs that are diagnosed with joint issues are often prescribed powerful pharmaceuticals to manage the inflammation and pain. These drugs are not intended for long-term use, as they compromise the immune system and may result in serious health problems with prolonged use. Even in short-term use, these drugs are not always well tolerated, especially for dogs with liver problems, diabetes, or immune system deficiencies. Side effects can include vomiting, diarrhea, increased urination, diabetes, and dog lethargy, among others.

Natural Alternatives for Joint Health

Dietary supplements can be given to dogs to avoid or relieve joint problems. Springtime offers a line of natural supplements to prevent joint problems and to restore healthy joint function.* Once you relieve the underlying causes of pain, the lethargic dog may return to a high level of activity and vigor, even for dogs of advanced age.

Fresh Factors Joint Health Chewables Longevity
Springtime's original tasty chewable. Supports healthy joints, coat, and digestion with natural ingredients, including chondroitin sulfate, bee pollen, yeast culture, kelp, biotin, and beef liver.
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Convenient chewable tablet supports healthy hip and joint function with the popular ingredients chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine HCl & MSM.
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Powerful supplement blend, including chondroitin, MSM, glucosamine HCl, spirulina, and bee pollen, in a powder formula, to support multiple health functions.
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The Combo Advanced Hip & Joint Joint Health Formula
An economical combination of two of our best products: Fresh Factors for wide-spectrum nutrition, plus Joint Health Chewables to support joint health.
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Chewable tablets with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCl for healthy joint support, and boswellia for comfort & mobility.
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Powdered formula with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCl for healthy joint support, and boswellia for comfort & mobility.
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Customer Testimonials...

Don't just take our word for it! Read what our customers say about their own experiences with Springtime products.

"Combo - 'A Complete Miracle!'"

Dear Springtime:

Below you will find "before" and "after" videos of my dog, Nickie, an 11-year-old Golden Retreiver. That is, a "before" video taken before Fresh Factors and Joint Health Chewables (The Combo), and an "after" video, showing the results.

This is the "before" video, which was taken on June 19, 2012.

Nickie Before Combo from Springtime, Inc. on Vimeo.

The next day I started Nickie on four Fresh Factors per day and four Joint Health Chewables per day, and she's seen a very marked improvement in the last two weeks. The "after" video was taken on July 5, 2012. You'll see a dramatic change in Nickie's ability to stand and walk around.

After Combo from Springtime, Inc. on Vimeo.

I totally attribute her amazing turn-around to Fresh Factors and Joint Health Chewables (The Combo). It's a complete miracle!

Dianne Small, North Carolina