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Old 09-02-2016, 05:45 PM
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I finally decided to buy some of these glucosamine tablets for my dog, Riley. I am taking a preventative approach--he hasn't shown any symptoms of joint pain, but based on his activity I think it's likely to develop in age...

My question is, should I give both my dogs the supplement? My dog, Brody, is active, too - but not as much as Riley. but still, doesn't mean he couldn't develop joint pain... I don't know - I just feel strange giving only one dog something for his health and not the other. What do you think?

Riley is able to be off leash and he goes running VERY fast through the fields. He also is a high jumper and likes to jump up on obstacles.

Brody has to stay on leash but does a lot of swimming and walking.
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I don't think I would bother. Since he's not a breed that is super prone to issues and he's not doing high impact sports, I don't think there is any point. I would be inclined to wait until he's getting older.
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Are you still raw feeding? Ever try the chicken feet?
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Dogs like humans manufacture glucosamine in their systems. Its kind of a waste if they already have enough in their bodies to do the job of keeping the body lubricated.
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Are you still raw feeding? Ever try the chicken feet?
I did feed raw here and there for a bit but at this time we decided it is simply easier on us to feed dry. I am, however, experimenting with mixing in higher quality food with their regular food as well as switching up proteins.

I didn't try the chicken feet because I didn't trust the brand and was worried about the sharp nails on it. Thanks for remembering!
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Dogs like humans manufacture glucosamine in their systems. Its kind of a waste if they already have enough in their bodies to do the job of keeping the body lubricated.
but how do you know if they have enough?

Riley is pretty fit, extremely fast, though very clumsy. I just imagine stress on his joints will catch up with him eventually. the pills aren't expensive at all, so I'm just trying to be a good dog mom and look out for him.
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but how do you know if they have enough?

Riley is pretty fit, extremely fast, though very clumsy. I just imagine stress on his joints will catch up with him eventually. the pills aren't expensive at all, so I'm just trying to be a good dog mom and look out for him.
Well it can't hurt because its water soluble. The main thing it does is keep the joints lubricated. If not needed it just washes away. How old is the dog? They usually need it when they start to slow down.
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Well it can't hurt because its water soluble. The main thing it does is keep the joints lubricated. If not needed it just washes away. How old is the dog? They usually need it when they start to slow down.
He is approx. 6 yrs. I probably jumped the gun on this one
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He is approx. 6 yrs. I probably jumped the gun on this one
I would wait for some kind of sign that your dog needs it. Mine got limpy and I had him checked out by the vet. He said he had arthritis in his elbow and shoulder. I started him on glucosamine /chondroitin formula and it worked for a couple of years. I started to see the limp again so started looking for more help. I found this and he is running freely again. When you need it you might want to try this.
Joint Power Green Lipped Mussel for Dogs and Cats - Taste the LOVE
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Swanson Premium New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel, Freeze Dried 500 mg 60 Caps - Swanson Health Products
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I would wait for some kind of sign that your dog needs it. Mine got limpy and I had him checked out by the vet. He said he had arthritis in his elbow and shoulder. I started him on glucosamine /chondroitin formula and it worked for a couple of years. I started to see the limp again so started looking for more help. I found this and he is running freely again. When you need it you might want to try this.
Joint Power Green Lipped Mussel for Dogs and Cats - Taste the LOVE
I get it like this
Swanson Premium New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel, Freeze Dried 500 mg 60 Caps - Swanson Health Products
Thank you for the suggestion! Don't you wonder though if you had him on a glucosamine regimen early on maybe he wouldn't have developed the limp/arthritis? or is that something that you can't really prevent with supplements, only treat?

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