Put Out The Fire and Make Real Joint Pain Progress! Animal Naturals K9 Joint Strong PLUS Willow Bark offers an added step in the fight against joint pain! K9 Joint Strong PLUS Willow Bark is the same as the original K9 Joint Strong with the addition of White Willow Bark Extract. This is the logical next step for the senior dog that just does not get enough relief from the conventional joint support formulas. The truth is all the Glucosamine in the world does little good if your dog has chronically inflamed joints and many do. Glucosamine barely penetrates inflamed joints. This is why many dogs are non-responders to Glucosamine. Gram for Gram, More Complete, More Powerful! Animal Naturals Joint Strong AND Joint Strong PLUS Willow Bark puts out the fire of inflammation with ORAC* antioxidants, as found in wolf diets. Reducing inflammation enables Animal Naturals K9 Joint Strong glucosamine, chondroitin, Omega 3s and more to work even better. Natural Willow Bark Extract: For thousands of years white willow (salix alba) bark has been a popular natural support botanical. Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) wrote about willow bark use for joint mobility and comfort 2,500 years ago. Willow bark contains salicin, which converts to salicylic acid in the body. Man-made aspirin is derived from salicylic acid. Natural willow barks salcylates may interact with a number of drugs and herbs. Talk to your veterinarian to see if willow bark extract is right for your dog. Willow may not be right for dogs with any of the following conditions: Ulcers Sensitivity to aspirin or salicylates Taking NSAIDs Anticoagulant or beta blocker intake Pregnant or nursing females Not for puppies or dogs under one year of age Animal Naturals K9 Joint Strong PLUS Willow Bark is designed to provide dual benefits, joint factors and antioxidants. Joint factors include USP-standardized glucosamine, MSM and others to help maintain normal joint function. In addition, natural antioxidants help protect cells (including joint) from free radical damage. This two-way joint support health strategy is meant to help maintain joint mobility. Performance Dogs: strangeness joints and soft tissues. Finally, joints can keep up with exercise! Older Dogs: Shifts metabolism toward greater cartilage buildup than breakdown. Large Breed Dogs: Creates a biochemical environment favoring cartilage formation better able to keep pace with growth 1,150 mg Glucosamine Per Scoop Antioxidant Protection 600 mg chondroitin sulfate + MSM White Willow Bark Extract Supports Healthy Joints and Flexibility Helps Maintain Joint Mobility Connective Tissue Support Ultra Concentrated Inflammation Fighting ORAC Natural Anti-Inflammatories Supports Joint Tissue Health Human Grade Ingredients Putting Out the Fire is the First Step! K9 Joint Strong helps establish an anti-inflammatory foundation, and provides the functional nutrients essential for building toward real joint progress: First: Reduce dog joint inflammation & discomfort, ease muscle soreness, increases movement, mobility and quality of life. Omega 3, flavonoids, polyphenols, ellagic acid, elevated SAMe levels & MSM fight inflammation. Next: Guard cartilage from chemical attack. Green Tea extract, acetyl-cysteine & curcumin inhibit cartilage destroying enzymes. Finally: Support repair & growth, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, CMO help "turn on" anabolic processes to support cartilage repair & growth. Animal Naturals Joint Strong is concentrated, so only small amounts are used. Whatever the activity or joint status, K9 Joint Strong fights inflammation so glucosamine and other joint builders work better.