I'm starting Rocky on Glucosamine (he's 3.5 - I know there is no proof it helps prevent anything but i'd like to start sooner rather than later as we jog and he does flyball)
what type was the better one again?
Glucosamine Chondroitin right?
or Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM?
Or Glucosamine Chondroitin Sulfate?
And does the type of casing make a difference (gel VS caplets)?
I think it's the MSM one. I think. :-[
I just wanted to post in this thread so I'll be notified when someone else posts who actually knows.
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
I use Cosequin DS chewables.
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are those the ones from Costco?Originally Posted by Dani
Over the last seven years I've seen several studies indicating very positive results from daily G&C.
I've not seen any advocating G & MSM
My Puff gets one Costco/Kirkland G&C tab/day.
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i feed bandit canida platinum dog food for senior and over weight dogs it has those ingredients in it.
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That's what I've observed as well, Bob.Originally Posted by Bob Pr.
In terms of cost, you can't beat Costco's Kirkland brand which has received great reviews from Consumer Reports. Cosequin regularly receives good ratings from a variety of testing groups. I don't think you can go wrong with either of those products.I wouldn't rely on what's in the food. I once calculated that I'd have to feed some 22 cups of dog food to provide the amount of glucosamine and chondroitin that is in a few tablets. If you want to give those supplements (either as a treatment for an orthopedic ailment or preventative), there's no substitute for the supplements.Originally Posted by richardpalazzo
costco brand isn't doable for me. Does the shell/caplet have an impact?
If I have Gl/CH/MSM will that do any HARM (as in, can I use this bottle and just buy the Glu/CH next time?)
It's 1500mg/day right? Or do I start at less seeing as he's 3.5? (he's 85 pounds)
Richardpalazzo - I have also heard that it's useless to rely on the glucosamine in dog food - there isn't nearly enough to be worthwhile. it should indicate on the bag how much they would get a day (you have to calculate though)
No, it won't do any harm. I don't know that there have been any decent studies on MSM, but there's anecdotal evidence that it may help with pain. Like glucosamine and chondoitin, it's very safe, so if you have it then use it. Typically, 1,500 mg of glucosamine and 1,200 mg of chondroitin is the starting point. People adjust up or down depending on how their dog does.
Again, there's no definite answer, but I see 25 mg/lb glucosamine and 15 mg/lb of chondroitin thrown around a lot on the various ortho boards out there.