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Old 09-04-2010, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When i brought Lexi for her 2cd shot's the vet suggested we give her 250mg's of clucosamine, and 500mg at 60 pound's. Has anyone else heard of this, or do this. He said they recomend it to the breed's subject to hip problems, and joint problems.
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Glucosamine is very good for them. And yes, it's due to hip & joint problems. But how old is Lexi? My vet never recommended this until my Nikki got older and had the beginnings of arthritus. I had a combination of chondroitin, glucosimine and msm (I think that's right)....good luck to you.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Glucosamine is very good for them. And yes, it's due to hip & joint problems. But how old is Lexi? My vet never recommended this until my Nikki got older and had the beginnings of arthritus. I had a combination of chondroitin, glucosimine and msm (I think that's right)....good luck to you.
she's only 14 week's, he recomended 250mg, half a tablet to she's full grown then start giving her a full 500
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Did he say she was showing stiffness or having joint problems? If not, I personally would not give it.. That's just me though...
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Did he say she was showing stiffness or having joint problems? If not, I personally would not give it.. That's just me though...
no stiffness at all, just something they recomend with some of the larger breeds
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Well, actually my thought on it is go ahead and give it! You probably have a proactive vet (which is awesome, by the way), who feels prevention is the best medicine. If you keep the joints lubricated and healthy, it can help in the long run, IMO Why wait until symptoms appear when you can prevent them from happening in the first place???

Another thing that is often added to the mix for joint health is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)... Here's an article explaining the benefits of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM:

All About Glucosamine and Natural Supplements to Help Fight Arthritis Pain
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My addie is getting old and she sleeps on the bed(beds about 3 feet high) and she jumps on at night and off in the morning. The only other times she jumps is on or off the couch or in and out of the car. We've noticied that in the past few weeks she hesitates jumping on and off the bed and she seems to wake up stiff in the morning and needs some extra time before hopping off the bed. I was told to give her the dog treats that have glucosamine(sp?) But there like 30 bucks. But my mom and the lady at the petstore were saying you can give them the pill version and that should be fine and its cheaper. Btw addie is roughly 5-7yrs don't know exacts because she was adopted.
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DrsFosterSmith.com I found a great combo of glucosime, chondroitin and MSM pill version in Drs foster and smith catalogue. My vet said it was a good one. You may want to look it up.....sorry, I don't think my link worked properly for you, but that is the correct address to type in.
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We don't give Glucosamine and Chondrotin to Chakotay, but both my Rottie and my GSD were on it for years. I bought mine in the supplement isle at Walmart. It worked great for both of them and the active ingredients are exactly the same as more expensive bottles in Drs. Foster and Smith. IIRC it's about $30 for 250 caps!
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