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Old 10-07-2010, 01:24 PM
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Glucosamine For Older Dogs

Hi everyone, I was curious if anyone had suggestions for glucosamine for dogs. I'm new to this board but thought this would be a good start.

I have two border collies. The one that I'm looking to supplement had a torn muscle in her shoulder that never did heal like it was suppose to. She also got a little over-weight because they were free choice food dog for nine out of ten years.

Last year I changed them to Natural Choice over-weight less active dogs. They did well on this and Annie lost the four to five pounds that she was over. Patches a few months later started getting over-weight. I stopped the free choice and started feeding them twice a day. They recieved two and a quarter cups for the daily food intake. Patches has started losing the weight. Along the way I noticed that their coats were getting dull and Patches the nasty silent but deadly dog started getting horrible gas.

I started doing research. I have just recently and slowly switched the girls to Blue Buffalo Longevity. The girls like it and I've noticed a change in their activity level. It has glucosamine but so did the Natural Choice. I supplement as treats for Patches some hip and joint treats. I've decided that it's really not helping much. So now I'm looking into some actually glucosamine supplements. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm consulting a vet this weekend when I go to work.

Thank you ahead of time for any suggestions.
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sorry, i don't have a good suggestion, but i did want to welcome you to the forum
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I have hear some good things about Nuvet. They have a Glucosamine supplement for older dogs, well for any dog really. The supplement has Glucosamine and a number of other nutrients that are supposed to help dogs with joint pain or arthritis. I found this review that you might like - Nujoint plus reviews
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Thank you for the welcome and for the link as well. I apperciate it.
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There are so many different joint treats and supplements on the market. You'll probably try several different ones before finding what you like best.

We have used Synovi G3 chews in the past and I did like them (as did my dog). I bought them from my vet.
But now I use joint complete wafers. All 4 of my dogs like them, as do I.

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The blue has separated the vitamins and minerals in those little black things in the food. They don't cook the vitamins with the food so the dogs get more value out of them. I use Trader Joe's chewable glucosamine. My dog has arthritis in his shoulder and elbow. I have him on 500 in the morning and the same at night. It keeps his joints lubricated so he moves better with it, without it he limps.
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I give my dog Acti-Flex. She used to be stiff when she got up in the morning and now she gallops through the yard. This was recommended by a holistic vet who deals with horses and cats and dogs. It has glucomasine and chondroitin and other ingredients including yucca. It works for my dog....she's 12.
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Human glucosamine supplements work, but there are also a wide array of dog-formulated ones on the market. Check out kvpetsupply.com ; they have good prices, fast shipping/processing, and big selection. NASC is a good seal to look for on supplements, since it is otherwise an unregulated market.
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