Feeding Prescription Diet J/D Food and Beef Trachea Chews?

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This week we’re sharing some reader questions received prior to Paris’ trip to Topeka, Kansas to meet with the experts at Hill’s Pet Center. Thanks to Dennis E. Jewell, PhD, Diplomate of the American College of Animal Nutrition, DACAN, Fellow Nutrition Scientist, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc, for his expert advice in answering this reader question.

Q: My dog is on Prescription Diet J/D food to help its mobility. I had been giving him beef trachea chews because I understood they were a good source of chondroitin and glucosamine…but am I now giving him too much chondroitin and glucosamine with the chews?

A: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine Mobility works through high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA. Supplementing additional glucosamine and chondroitin through these chews shouldn’t be an issue. While the product contains significant amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin to help maintain healthy cartilage, the prime benefit of the product is linked to the omega-3 fatty acid.

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Paris Permenter is an award-winning author of over 30 pet and travel books. Along with her husband, John Bigley, Paris is the founder and publisher of CatTipper and DogTipper.

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