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    I was just at DFL's place at lunch, and saw a new food she's carrying called Acana. It's made by Champion Pet Foods, who also make Orijen. She said the big difference is Acana is a little lower protein.

    I got them the Pacifica variety. I like feeding them fish-based foods. They seem to do well on those, I think. I'm really happy to have found this food. I think it will be a good one. Does anyone else feed it by chance?

    Anyway, here's the dumb question: This formula includes Gluc/Chondroitin:

    Glucosamine ....................800 mg/kg
    Chondroitin .......................500 mg/kg

    Angus is currently on Cosequin DS, 1 tablet per day. Is it OK to keep giving him this? DFL says the amount in the food is not enough to make that much of a difference. Just double-checking with you all. Thanks

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    he's right, the amounts in food are really low.

    I was told though by a pretty credible source that the body does not store up gluc and chon. so unless you are having an immediate problem, that it does no good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvmydog2much View Post
    he's right, the amounts in food are really low.

    I was told though by a pretty credible source that the body does not store up gluc and chon. so unless you are having an immediate problem, that it does no good.
    Wow, really? Hmm. That is interesting. So who is it? Did they mean then that it's sort of like taking an aspirin...if you have a headache it will help, but you can't take an aspirin every day to ward off a headache? Something like that?

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    I might be wrong, but I also think Acana contains grains - I also can't recall if one of your boys needed grain free either. I just remember that because that was why I couldn't switch from Orijen to that one.
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    that the body does not store up gluc and chon.
    Not sure this is a true statement as you are supposed to load the body with it before it truly begins to take effect, generally a few weeks time. It may not stay stored in the body, but the effects of it on the joints is cumulative.

    You generally have to pay a lot more $$$ for foods that contain gluc. and chon. I'd not waste the money on it, especially if I'm supplementing it myself.

    I don't know anything about this food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TailsWaggin View Post
    Not sure this is a true statement as you are supposed to load the body with it before it truly begins to take effect, generally a few weeks time. It may not stay stored in the body, but the effects of it on the joints is cumulative.

    You generally have to pay a lot more $$$ for foods that contain gluc. and chon. I'd not waste the money on it, especially if I'm supplementing it myself.

    I don't know anything about this food.
    What she said.

    I know from personal use that you can't take glucosamine like you would an aspirin. You do have to take it for a few days for it to take "effect."
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    G&C does NOT work like taking an aspirin for me, either.

    If I haven't taken it for awhile, I need it taken daily for 7-10 days before I begin feeling beneficial effects again.


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    You know, I was looking at this place's website that opened by my parents' house and they sell Acana. I meant to look it up then, but I never did.

    It is grain-free and it looks pretty good ingredient-wise. You'll have to let me know how they do on it - I might look into it for Abbey, depending what happens at the vet tomorrow.

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    Acana isn't grain-free.

    ETA: Except the Pacifica one, it looks like.
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    They have both.. the large breed, adult, puppy, etc have grains, then they have a few grain-free for dogs and cats.

    http://www.championpetfoods.com/acana/products.php

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