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  • Glucosamine & Chondroitin for Dogs

    8 posts, 5 voices, 1214 views, started Jan 17, 2009

    Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 by Coachmombabe

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    • Cozmo, my 8 year old golden retriever, has recently been diagnosed with arthritis. He’s on a daily dosage of Rimadyl, but still struggling to move around. It just breaks my heart. In the last 2 years we’ve taken 20 pounds of extra weight off him, doctor says he shouldn’t lose anymore.

      I’m wondering if anyone here has had any experience with glucosamine and chondroitin for their dogs, and if so what are good reliable brands?

      Our vet doesn’t seem to be too up on these things.

      Thanks for your input!



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          Marybeth Pitner wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • I have given my dog cocoa glucosamine and chondroitin.  He ruptured a disc in his back a few years ago and it does help.  There is a catalog that I get Fosters & Smith & they sell it; they are vets too.  I think the website is: fosters&smith.com.  They have a complete list of products and I do believe they have a toll free help line number, I haven’t been on the site in awhile.
          The products do work though.  Please let me know if you get it and if they help.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • I give my dogs a fish oil gel capsule a day.  During the time Cossie was limping and a dog show was in the air, we gave her glucosamine.  It seemed to help.



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • Thanks Mary!  I have looked at the website, but was reluctant to order until I heard something from someone else. I’ll check into it. My baby needs some help!



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          Marybeth Pitner wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • Their products do work, I have even gotten other products from and I swear by them.  They have excellent stuff.  You can feel safe and confident by ordering from them.



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • Chinadoll, I hadn’t even thought of fish oil. do you buy a special brand for animals or what can be purchased at Walmart?



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          Lisab41 wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • I use glucosomine for people that I get in the natural food market and it is the same according to my vet. I had my Bella on that, fish oil tablet and an aspirin daily and she did great until she got very old. Now she is on opiates and anti-inflammatories.

          My vet is all for the least invasive and expensive. He truly believes that doggy meds that are the same as people meds are just too expensive. I do use Foster and Smith for the prescriptions because they are less expensive and great to deal with.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • I used Costco fish oil.  Fish oil is for the coat and it is good for other organs and development.  Cossie eats them by crunching them up, oil squeezed in her mouth.  She thinks it is a cookie treat.  

          As for glucosamine, I will check with the other dog owner and PM you once I found out.  That I would try one specifically for dog. I will let you know.



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