ArthraPro Complete Joint Care


ArthraPro – Complete Joint Care for Dogs

Recommended for growing, adult and senior dogs under the supervision of a veterinarian.

Dr. Barnett’s products have been used by over 3000 veterinarians in a clinical environment for the past 40 years!

Canine ArthraPro is a scientifically formulated Veterinary Health Supplement that has essential ingredients in support of joints and their surrounding tissues. In order to help injured or arthritic joints improve, it is important that inflammation be controlled, joint lubrication increased, cartilage replacement and repair begun, and all support structures including ligaments, tendons, and surrounding muscles strengthened.

ArthraPro Provides Proactive Ingredient Support For:

  • Joint Comfort
  • Joint Lubrication
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Mobility & Flexibility
  • Ligaments & Tendons
  • Muscle Atrophy

Dr. Barnett’s Recommendations for:

Performance Dogs

Repeated joint injuries, no matter how minor, eventually can lead to osteoarthritis – a painful and debilitating disease that will completely sideline even the best of athletic dogs. Canine ArthraPro provides joint-support ingredients as well as support for the muscle, ligament, and tendon strength needed to support recovering joints. No other product available today compares to the power of the proprietary Aliva Joint Health Complex, exclusive to this Veterinary Health Supplement.

Senior Dogs

Sadly, almost every senior dog suffers from some level of osteoarthritis, a debilitating and painful joint condition. Canine ArthraPro provides highly Active Ingredients in support of the healing process as well as providing support for muscles, ligaments, and tendons. No product today compares to the clinically tested power of the “Aliva Joint Health Complex” – a proprietary group of synergistic ingredients exclusive to Dr. Barnett’s Veterinary Health Supplement.

Daily Recommended Dosage:

Dogs (All Ages)
Wt. Range (lbs.)
3 - 12
13 - 25
26 - 44
45 - 69
1 1/2
70 - 99
100 & Up
2 1/2

Directions for Use:

Dosages may be administered once a day or split and provided twice daily. Sprinkle product onto any diet. Mix in or moisten to make a tasty, protein rich broth. To assure freshness and avoid settling, shake periodically, keep sealed, and store in a cool, dry place.

Whenever introducing a new Veterinary Health Supplement, it may be best to start with half the recommended dosage for the first week.

Canine ArthraPro is a 100% highly concentrated powder that provides twice the value of capsules, pills or chewable products that require as much as 50% inactive fillers and binders. We avoid those unnecessary ingredients and as a result AVN products do more with less while providing far more servings per container.

Caution: Consult your veterinarian before using it in dogs diagnosed with diabetes, bleeding disorders, gastrointestinal ulceration, lung, liver, or kidney disease and when pregnant or lactating.

Key Ingredients in ArthraPro


Chondroitin naturally occurs in the body and is a major component of cartilage that acts to cushion the joints. Chondroitin helps produce new cartilage and stop enzymes from breaking cartilage down. Currently, the only way to add chondroitin to the animal system is through supplementation.

Chondroitin is widely used to treat osteoarthritis. Studies have found that chondroitin is beneficial because it reduces pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.

Chondroitin has many important functions. Chondroitin is the most abundant glycosaminoglycan in articular cartilage and is a component of various tissues in the body, including tendons, bone, intervertebral disks, corneas and heart valves.

Clinical reports show that chondroitin is able to boost the production of cartilage, protecting it from damage and facilitating cartilage repair.

It used to be thought that damaged cartilage could not repair itself; however, modern research suggests that damaged cartilage can be replaced by healthy new cartilage. The primary focus of joint health should be on preventing joint problems, while treatment should focus on preventing further cartilage breakdown as well as stimulating repair, a primary function of chondroitin.


Collagen, a vital part of cartilage is a primary connective tissue, which exists in various forms and performs many different functions. Acting like an adhesive or glue-like substance throughout the body, collagen helps maintain cartilage structure as well as providing elasticity and shock-absorbency to cartilage. Collagen is a member of a family of naturally occurring proteins. It is one of the most plentiful proteins present in mammals and it is responsible for performing a variety of important biological functions. The word “collagen” is derived from the Greek word “Kolla,” meaning glue. Collagen is best known for the structural role it plays in the animal body.

Collagen is present in large quantities in connective tissue and provides tendons and ligaments with tensile strength and the skin with elasticity. It often works in conjunction with other important skin and hair proteins such as keratin and elastin.

Collagen makes up around 30% of the protein in the animal body. There are at least 16 different types of collagen; however, 80 to 90% are Type I, II and III.

Collagen production declines with age and is reduced by exposure to ultraviolet light and other environmental factors. Collagen supplementation is one way an animals skin and hair coat can remain healthy and looking great.

The Functions of Collagen:

  • Collagen type I structurally supports the skin, tendon, ligaments, bone, teeth, and forms a sturdy matrix in between organs
  • Type II collagen is found in all joint cartilage and the fluid of the eye
  • Collagen type III is a primary constituent of muscle, blood vessels, and skin
  • Collagen Types I and III give the skin its strength and structure, and also plays a role in the replacement of dead skin cells
  • Type I collagen fibrils are stronger than steel (gram for gram)
  • The chemical structures of collagen types I and III are responsible for the properties of the tissues formed out of them

Type II Collagen

Type II collagen is a major component of hyaline joint cartilage and is needed for the replacement of worn-out or damaged articular cartilage. Preventive supplementation is especially productive in breeds that are prone to injury or joint disease throughout their lives.

  • Type II collagen is found in all cartilage and the fluid of the eye
  • Type II collagen is a natural source of chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid, essential components in maintaining optimum joint health

The instructions for making any protein are contained in the DNA. The DNA resides in the nucleus of all cells. The cell transcribes instructions from DNA onto a related molecule called RNA. Transcribed RNA, which has the instructions for creating collagen leaves the nucleus and goes to the ribosomes where proteins are assembled.

Ribosomes are responsible for producing proteins by translating the RNA instructions into a chain of amino acids called a polypeptide. Some ribosomes are spread throughout the cell while other ribosomes are attached to a network of tubes called the endoplasmic reticulum.

The polypeptides that will become collagen are made mostly of glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. The chemical structures of these three amino acids give collagen polypeptides their unique properties. Bonds form between the amino acids on adjacent polypeptides to pull them together into a triple helix. This triple helix has impressive strength and resiliency.

The triple helix of polypeptides undergoes some more processing and is then secreted from the cell. The final steps in collagen production must happen outside the cell so that completed collagen does not form a matrix inside the cell thereby clogging it. During or following secretion, the ends of the triple helix are cut off. This allows the small strands to attach to each other forming a strong, elastic matrix.


Colostrum is a rich source of antibodies, growth factors and other nutrients, which may provide temporary passive immunity against various infectious organisms that affect the gastrointestinal tract.

Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced from an animal’s mammary glands during the first few days after giving birth. Colostrum is a rich source of antibodies, growth factors and other nutrients, which may provide temporary passive immunity against various infectious organisms that affect the gastrointestinal tract of newborns.

Colostrum’s antimicrobial activity is based on the ability of specific immunoglobulins of the IgG type to react with bacterial, viral and other antigens in the gut.

Bovine colostrum contains lactoferrin, a known immunostimulant and colostrinin, a protein-rich polypeptide that is another Immunomodulatory substance

Colostrum has been shown to improve lean muscle tissue growth, especially when mixed with whey protein and creatine. It improves muscle recovery and reduces soreness following intensive exercise.

Bovine colostrum also has fantastic anti-inflammatory characteristics that can help animals suffering from inflammatory swelling and pain. Colostrum supplements help to reduce inflammation and therefore reduce the pain that’s caused by these conditions.

A substance known as Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-a) is found in colostrum. This substance helps to effectively “turn off” inflammation at the source. Another helpful ingredient is interleukin-1ra (IL-1ra), a protein that helps to reduce inflammation caused by certain conditions.

Because IL-1ra reduces swelling and pain it has been shown to aid in cases of chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis. Proline rich peptides (PRPs) are also found in colostrum, and these function as an oxidative stress regulator.

Colostrum also contains high levels of antioxidants. Oxidative stress, the build-up of high levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), has been shown to cause widespread damage in the animal body generally resulting in the speeding up of the aging process.

Eggshell Membrane

Eggshell membrane is a dietary supplement shown to be effective in reducing or treating osteoarthritis or other stiffness and joint pain. Eggshell membrane is the clear film lining the shell, visible when one peels a boiled egg. Eggshell membrane is primarily composed of fibrous proteins such as collagen type I, V and X. Other components identified in eggshell membranes are hyaluronic acid, sialic acid, desmosine and isodesmosine, ovotransferrin, lysyl oxidase, lysozyme, and β-N-acetylglucosaminidase.

Green Lipped Mussel (GLM)

GLM provides inflammation control with subsequent pain relief and improved mobility. Green Lipped Mussel has been shown clinically to provide COX-2 inhibition (inflammation control with subsequent pain relief and improved mobility).

GLM supplementation:

  • Inhibits inflammation and swelling and reduces joint pain
  • Aids joint health by inhibiting the deterioration of cartilage
  • Aids joint mobility by improving joint lubrication
  • Is gastro-protective (stomach friendly)

Complete Guide to Arthritis in Dogs

What is Arthritis and how does it affect animal Joints? Arthritis in animals is an inflammatory response to joint trauma or disease that causes further damage to joints when the inflammation becomes chronic.


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