Hi all, Happy St Paddys Day!
Quick question, can anyone recommend a great holistic dog food with glucosamine included?
I wouldn't waste your time, and I'm sure there is one to recommend. They put such little amounts, and low quality amounts, that you'd be much better picking the food you like and just supplementing with Cosequin or some other glucosamine formula.
Thanks, I ended up doing that anyway; i am supplementing many diff vitamins now.
I know Innova's large breed formula has some in, but I would rather suppliment with something else rather than depend on what is in the food. My personal preferance.
Plus, I can't see any company using a quality product just because it would make the average bag of dog food much higher. The 650-count bottle of Cosequin I get is $155, and that lasts for about 10 months. A bag of dog food (if I'm feeding kibble exclusively) lasts about a month. That means if they're using a quality supplement, it should run between $10-$15 more per bag. The costs difference usually is negligible. This tells me that a) the supplement is probably inferior, and b) there probably isn't much in it.Originally Posted by Yellow Boys Mom
At last check, I would've had to feed over 20 cups of Innova per day to get the same amount of glucosamine as I supplement. That's why I don't pay any attention to whether a food as it or not. I choose based on results and ingredients.
Another thing to consider is, depending on what you're feeding, some raw foods (especially necks) have glucosamine in them. It's not quite as digestible as Cosequin's patented product, but it's still some provided.
I love when someone actually figures that out rather than buying into the advertising! ;DOriginally Posted by Nick
Yes, chicken feet are also a good natural source.Another thing to consider is, depending on what you're feeding, some raw foods (especially necks) have glucosamine in them. It's not quite as digestible as Cosequin's patented product, but it's still some provided
To err is human:To forgive, canine."
Nick, Jes tells me to tell you that he's up for that, if you're willing to try it.Originally Posted by Nick
Seriously, this is true of both people and human food. Usually these supplements in the food just make life more difficult--they don't add benefit for the reasons explained, and if for some reason your dog doesn't do well with it, then it makes the food unusable. Better to supplement yourself.
Originally Posted by FallRiver
I wish you all could have seen Caleb with his duck foot the other day!!!! What a hoot!!!!
are you sure it wasn't a quack?Originally Posted by Yellow Boys Mom
please post pictures! ;D
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