Obesity in dogs linked to bone disease: VetSmart Formulas

Obese pets are more likely to develop osteoarthritis and other joint diseases, according to the makers of direct-to-consumers joint supplements, VetSmart Formulas. The company’s Early Stage Hip + Joint Complex supplement can help with a pet’s joints and reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis and related diseases.

Based on information from the Veterinary Centers of America, about half of the dogs in the US are overweight or qualify as obese. That extra weight makes the affected animals more likely to have skeletal issues such as arthritis or hip dysplasia. 

"Dogs aren't built to carry a lot of extra weight around,” said Russ Kamalski, co-chief executive officer at Pet Wellness Direct. It can cause painful wear and tear on dog joint cartilage and joint fluid, which can impact a dog's mobility and energy, and even its personality. Because when a dog is dealing with chronic pain, it can become depressed and despondent and even aggressive."

Weight loss is recommended for overweight pets, but the supplement is also intended to be used as a preventive treatment to stave off joint pain. The company’s Early Stage Hip + Joint Complex is only accessible on and

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