Pentosan is an injectable, natural product derived from Beechwood. This product has been used for several years in Europe, Australia, and Canada and is now available in the USA.
Pentosan works by building up cartilage, improving the quality of the joint fluid and reducing inflammation. In many ways, it acts similarly to Adequan, another injectable supplement. One advantage of Pentosan is that it requires fewer initial injections and is less expensive than Adequan. Pentosan can be used with any other therapies including Adequan and has a low incidence of side-effects.
If your pet has had knee or joint surgery, has arthritis, limps or even has slowness rising, Pentosan may help. If you have any of the above concerns, please schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.