03-09-2018, 08:28 PM
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge MA
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My old dog, my ancient horse, myself and my mom who was disabled by arthritis all benefitted substantially from joint suppliments. The key ingredients are MSM, glucosamine, hydraluronic acid and chondroitin. The advanced Cosequin D5 or something with similar ingredients plus fish oil had my old dog running and jumping like a puppy in less than two weeks. Vets recommend to keep them on it for at least a month to see if it will help each individual or not.
For myself, I feel a huge difference in my knees in whether I can walk or even bend them depending on if I've been taking my own joint suppliments or not, especially on cold damp days and before storms.
My old horse was able to keep being ridden and jumping for an extra three or four years in her mid twenties just from adding these joint suppliments with no other vet visits or treatments whatsoever. She had gone from looking so sore and stiff that my instructor was telling me to retire her at age 23. In two or three weeks of the joint suppliments she was acting much younger and completely pain free. I didn't stop riding until she was 26 or 27 for other issues. She's still going strong and sound now at almost 29.
They can't hurt to try and are much cheaper than other treatments. All the pain meds for dogs can harm the internal organs, like rimadyl. There's no treatment for arthritis, just pain and comfort management.