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Hello, my 14 month old Golden Retriever Blaze, was diagnosed with hip dysplasia about 6-7 months ago. The vet prescribed him Previcox which i believe is a newer nsaid, told him to take half of a 227mg tablet (114mg) daily and i was to see an osteo specialist and talk about possible surgeries. about 3 weeks to a month later i had an appointment with the specialist and at the time, Blaze was reacting well to Previcox. The specialist said because of his age he was a candidate for a TPO surgery but he suggested that we wait till he's two years of age and do a total hip replacement since we was reacting well to the previcox. The specialist sold me some supplements and i was on with my way. The supplements seemed to bring some more relief. As i took blaze in for his next vaccinations to my local vet ( not the one that diagnosed him, nor the specialist ), said to maybe try to reduce the amount of previcox by giving it every second day, and said i should buy the supplements from bulk stores instead of vets to save a lot of money just match up the ingredients. So i did, what i currently have blaze one is a,
Glucosamine, Chondroitine, MSM supplement that include two pills in the morning which equals, 1000mg of gluco, 800mg of chondrotine, and 800mg of MSM.
The second supplement i give him daily is 1 pill of omega-3 which contains, 500mg of fish oil, 300mg of omega-3 fatty acid.
On top of this i have reduced his previcox intake a little more, i have it down to 1/4 of tablet every second day ( 57mg ). he seems to be doing pretty well with them, sometimes he seems a little sore after the park in which i usually always give him a 1/4 tablet before even if it's his off day. So that's about my dog and what he's taking, but now the question is, i've been doing some searching and have come across something called Alenza, a herbal supplement supplied by Bayer. i've really only read great things about, and almost every where's i read it says that it sometimes can be used instead of nsaid's, so in saying that, would you think it would be a good idea to maybe take him off the previcox and start him on this Alenza, along with his supplements he's currently on? please any feedback on the product or whatcha think would be greatly appreciated, thank you very much guys and gals!
 

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Have a neighbor with an eleven year old Lab Retriever mix, that gets laser treatments twice a week for hip dysplasia. In the two to three months she has been getting these treatments, she is noticeably better, more energetic, gets up and down steps on her own again, and is generally more playful. Don't know where you are located, we are not far from Los Angeles and there are two clinics in the area with equipment to do this treatment. Its fairly specialized at least now, but if its as successful as it appears to be, I would look for it to become more mainstream in the near future. It would certainly be something to look into. As I understand it, there is no guarantee, but it does no harm, making it IMO some to seriously consider.
 

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Have a neighbor with an eleven year old Lab Retriever mix, that gets laser treatments twice a week for hip dysplasia. In the two to three months she has been getting these treatments, she is noticeably better, more energetic, gets up and down steps on her own again, and is generally more playful. Don't know where you are located, we are not far from Los Angeles and there are two clinics in the area with equipment to do this treatment. Its fairly specialized at least now, but if its as successful as it appears to be, I would look for it to become more mainstream in the near future. It would certainly be something to look into. As I understand it, there is no guarantee, but it does no harm, making it IMO some to seriously consider.
Sorry i should've said, i'm Located in Manitoba. The vet that diagnosed him actually offers laser therapy as well. but as i've thought about this route it's not one im vet ready to take, a treatment i would like to try maybe soon is acupuncture as i've only heard good thing, but for the sake of the thread, i'd like to stay on just the topic of the supplement.
 

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And i've also read of a couple other supplements, green-lipped mussels and uc-11, as far as i've read both claim to be safe and able to take with gluco im just not sure if i should be giving all these or what, but my main focus is the alenza
 
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