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Author Topic: glucosamine & chonodroitin?  (Read 2754 times)
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« on: February 26, 2008, 09:40:39 AM »

Do you give your big paw glucosamine & chonodroitin as a daily supplement/preventative to support joint health? I am wondering if this is something I should be doing with Jenny, and if so, are there particular brands that you would recommend? Thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 09:39:06 PM »

I have been giving Lily a joint support by "Ark" since she was 4 months. We will see if it works later on Wink Grin

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 09:45:48 PM »

I give Naja a tablespoon of liquid Glucosamine every morning with her breakfast,  It's Called Glucosamine 5000  I think.  It's by a company out of Quebec Canada, and I get it from the health food store.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 01:47:37 AM »

I give our dogs lots of raw meaty bones, especially the knuckle bones and chicken feet, so they have a natural source for both.

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 03:15:10 AM »

chicken's feet, dried trachea (bravo make the cheapest $$) and cow boxes (their voice box) all have natural great sorces of glucosamine and chondrotin!
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 10:31:39 AM »

We've had a few threads on glucosamine and chondroitin already and it seems from previous threads that many of us give our dogs both of these supplements. I noticed after a couple months of giving them to her that she was a little more active around the yard, running and bucking around. We used to give her the pill form (you can get them at any pharmacy) at 1500mg/1200mg dosage, but we found it more economical to get a powder form on m now that we're giving her a 3000mg/2400mg dosage. The website actually has some great choices on glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, so that would be a good place to browse around.

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