We are very sad to report that Flint River Ranch has shut down operations and will no longer be offering pet foods going forward. We will miss FRR’s wonderful formulas, and it has been a joy introducing Flint River Ranch to so many of our customers’ pets.
We represent another excellent pet nutrition company that also offers outstanding dog and cat products that we’re sure your pets will love. The company, Life’s Abundance, offers super healthy products that are formulated by a holistic veterinarian. Products are made in the U.S.A. and have never been recalled!
We love Life’s Abundance. Their all natural pet foods and treats contain absolutely none of the unhealthy fillers, animal byproducts, chemical preservatives, or artificial additives that are in most brands. They truly provide the Best for Less – the best in quality for less money, less time and less hassle!
Learn more about Life’s Abundance pet foods and treats by clicking on the links below. You will be taken to our Life’s Abundance web site.
Has trouble getting up after lying or sitting down
Favors one or more of its legs and limps
Then Jubilee Wafers Are Just
What You’re Looking For!!!
These tasty Jubilee Wafers are formulated to be a complete and balanced diet and not just for older dogs! There is no need to wait for the symptoms of Arthritis or other joint disorder to become pronounced to start using Jubilee Wafers because it works as a great PREVENTATIVE! It can even be started in young dogs known to have a predisposition to hip, elbow, knee, or shoulder dysplaysia in canines. Any dog that has experienced severe joint trauma or joint discomfort will benefit.
What Do Jubilee Wafers Do?
Help to lubricate joints!
Provide mechanism for nutrient absorption!
Anti-inflammatory effect on joints!
Regulate activity on cartilage!
Inhibit enzymes that break down cartilage!
Provide a low fat and low protein treat!
Prevent cartilage problems in younger, healthy dogs!
Jubilee GAG Wafers are specifically formulated for dogs. These wafers are food products that may function to inhibit cartilage degradation by helping to stimulate the body’s ability to produce more GAG’s (glycosaminoglycans). The cartilage make up of our formulation may help with the hydration of joints because of their polyanionic characteristics – thus the lubrication needed in joints for proper function.
Glycosaminoglycans, or GAG’s, are a group of natural compounds found in, and produced by, living creatures. They are found in the chemical make up of joints, skin, cartilage, organs, and other important tissues, including many bodily fluids. GAG’s are specifically chondroitin sulfates 4, 5 (A, B), glucosamines, and hyaluronic acid. They are building blocks of cartilage which may contribute to the function of healthy joints and play a major structural role in cartilage, tendons, joints, and bones.
GAG’s are in the form of a functional food rather than the traditional oral pill form. Jubilee GAG Wafers are natural (not a drug), so feeding in conjunction with arthritis medication by your veterinarian can be useful with no side effects. They are not a substitute for treatment, but a supportive means to assist with canine discomfort.
Chondroitin Sulfate is a natural polymer of protein and disaccharides. It is composed of glucosamine, galactosamine, and glucurionic acid. Collectively, chondroitin sulfates make up a major portion of the GAG’s found in cartilage.
Glucosamine is a precursor of hyaluronic acid and other GAG’s. It helps with cartilage repair.
Hyaluronic Acid is a principal component of cartilage and helps with inflammation and discomfort.
Cartilage-derived mucopolysaccharides as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates A and C have been found helpful in relieving inflammation and may even reverse the degenerative process in some dogs. It does this by nourishing the cartilage and increasing viscosity of the synovial fluid – the joint’s lubricating system – thereby reducing friction and pain. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates attract fluid into the joint’s cartilage system and help the body repair damaged joints, while keeping the cartilage destroying enzymes under control – equal or better results than anti-inflammatory drugs. Mucopolysaccharides are being prescribed increasingly by conventional as well as holistic veterinarians. Given in tablet form of 150 mg, 100 tablets can be extremely expensive.
Along this line – Flint River Ranch has been active in research on a natural source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine (patent pending) that stimulates the immune system and acts as an angiogenesis inhibitor which may help improve joint flexibility and increase mobility and support of healthy joints.
The most common problems dogs encounter as they age include osteoarthritis, rheumatism, schleroderma, and arthritic diseases. Genetic disorders include Elbow Dysplaysia, Herniated Disc, Myasthenia Gravis, Degenerative Myelopathy, Osteochondritis, Dissecans, Panosteitis, and Leg-Calve-Perthes Disease. Signs include pain, lameness, reluctance to climb stairs, stiffness, joint distortion, wobbly and uncoordinated gait.
Arthritis stems from the degradation of the cartilage within a joint. Cartilage acts as a buffer between bones in a joint, and breakdown of cartilage can reduce the efficiency of the joint. Mild arthritis is uncomfortable. Severe arthritis, which can progress to bone on bone contact if the cartilage damage is extensive, is very painful!
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis include:
Stiffness in moving joints
Favoring a limb
Difficulty in rising
Hesitancy to jump
Decreased activity level and lethargy
Diagnosing Osteoarthritis can be done by a veterinarian with a physical exam and validated with radiographs. GAG’s should be a part of a complete care program supervised by your veterinarian.
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