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    DefaultCan Raven take glucosamine with her Rimadyl?

    Raven takes Glucosamine and fish oils everyday. She was just put on Rimadyl for a potential cruciate tear. I have been giving her all of it for a few days and it occurred to me that maybe I should stop with the supplements in case they would react with the Rimadyl. So far no problems but is it ok to give it all together? I forgot to ask the vet when we were in.
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    No worries. It is fine.
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    Thanks!!

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    Just a side note, be extra careful to limit exercise while you wait this out. Why is it a potenial cruciate tear? Is it just partially torn or have they not made a diagnosis yet? Pain meds are great when our dogs are hurting but labs are such troopers that once you give them pain meds, they want to get back to all their activities again...so if the CCL is just partially torn, be careful to restrict exercise as your dog will be feeling better and can fully tear it because it feel better on the meds.

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    There was a recent study albeit for humans that stated that there are no benefits from taking Glucosamine !

    Just throwing that in for good measure !

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    Java is on Rimadyl off/on as she recovers from her 2 ACL surgeries. She is also on Hylasport (Gluc/Cond/HA/MSM) Vit. C, Vit. E, fish oil and additional MSM.
    She's never had any issues.
    It's fine to be on the supplements with the Rimadyl...as long as the supplements that she is on do not have an anti-inflammatory in it also.

    Glucosamine is fine, but a supplement with both Glucosamine and Chondroitin in it is better-they work together.

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    Canyon Labradors - it is potential because it has not been diagnosed yet. One vet did the drawer test and took xrays (which showed a lot of arthritis). Drawer test had a little movement so the thought is partially torn. We have a follow up with another vet who does the cruciate surgeries. And we are on leash only outdoors.

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    Well, as long as it can't hurt, it's worth a try...right???!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayofsun View Post
    Well, as long as it can't hurt, it's worth a try...right???!!!!

    I used to take it myself so apart from my hair dropping out and my uncontrollable shaking then it's worth a try !


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