Boxer Breed Dog Forums banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
375 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I want to give my dogs a dog food that has the gluclosamine and chond. in it. My Giant schnauzer has had 2 knee surgeries for torn ACL. They are all on Solid Gold MMillennia but it doesn't  have that in it. I am a little worried about switching My pitbull to Canidae also because of his allergies. Would the Platnium be ok for my dogs? They are 3-5 years old(thats their age ranges) it only has 18% protien though. SHould I just find a good supplement?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
375 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Flutterby,
He could of injured his acl. When Libby was about 4 months old she tore hers the first time running around like a loon. At first I thought she was having hip problems because she never yelped when she first hurt herself, but they x-rayed her hips and said her hips were excellent but that she needed surgery for her ACL. We had to keep her "quiet" for 8 weeks. She couldn't do anything, she had to be on a leash to go potty and my hubby built her a ramp because she couldn't use stairs. Still with keeping her quiet at her 8 week check up we were told the surgery failed so they did it  again that time I told them to put a cast on her leg. She will still limp ecspecialy after she plays. The vet did say that we will need to get a TPLO done soon on her which is VERY VERY expensive. I would take him to the vet to have it checked it could be that or something minor, but if it is the acl or ccl if its left untreated he will get arthritis. Pop back in the hip thats kinda funny, my mom says things that make me wonder also.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
375 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
[quote="tootsie\";p=\"13802":2wvoj7u3]I don't think the amount of glucosamine and chondroitin in the foods is enough to even make a difference. It's also hard to gauge how much they are actually getting in each meal. I would feel better getting a supplement. That way you know and can control the amount of supplements they are getting. My last boxer had knee and hip dysplasia, and it was controlled very well with the use of supplements.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top