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cod liver oil

Postby alis » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:34 am

wats has the same goodness as cod liver oil?
i heard milk makes them ILL is that true?

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Postby kaliya5 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:55 pm

Dairy can make upset the stomach of dogs, that is true.

If you are asking what other oils, other than cod liver, to get omega 3 fatty acids from, you could try salmon oil, it doesn't have as strong an odor. I also found a sardine-anchovy oil blend online that is "unscented" (it doesn't have a strong aroma).

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Postby Leslie H » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:19 pm

http://www.homevet.com/osc/product_info.php?cPath=7&products_id=16
Cod liver oil contains vitamins A and D, which are dangerous if you give too much, because the body can't get rid of them.

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Postby alis » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:39 am

cos my dog back leg is a bit week
i took him to the city vet and he gave me this oral medicn called metacam( meloxican), so i thought i could give him some cod liver oil as well to help his bones
do u no any other things that could help?

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Postby Leslie H » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:54 pm

Do you know specifically what is wrong with his leg? A lot of people use glucosamine products, to help with joint problems, like hip dysplasia.

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Postby alis » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:40 am

like small atheritis and small proplem with the knee joint


thanks for the advise i need to get him some of that

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Postby Murfins » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:59 am

If your dog has any form of arthritis or other joint issues, I would put him on a glucosamine and chondroitin supplement as well as salmon oil.

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Postby luvmybulls » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:56 am

Is it advised to use a glucosamine and chondroitin supplement as a preventative measure? Neither of them have any problems but I'd like to do everything I can do to keep it that way.

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Postby alis » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:43 pm

is the things u said a medication like a drug or is it nateral?

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Postby pitgrrl » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:48 pm

Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements, like vitamin pills (but not the same thing). There are many products specifically for dogs, like Nupro Joint or this. Some opt to use human glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM formulas instead, but it's up to you.

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Postby luvmybulls » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:37 pm

pitgrrl wrote:Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements, like vitamin pills (but not the same thing). There are many products specifically for dogs, like Nupro Joint or this. Some opt to use human glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM formulas instead, but it's up to you.


Are there any potentially negative consequences to using a supplement purely as a preventative measure? Both of my dogs are very active and rambunctious wrestling with each other as well as myself plus, we do a few miles a day (when the glorious Michigan weather permits). I had a Keeshond as a kid and she blew out her ACL just stepping in a hole and was never the same again.

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Postby Allie » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:19 am

luvmybulls,
My girl Sidney has HD and luxating patellas. However, thankfully she doesn't seem to have any issues because of it as of now. We did go to see an orthopedic surgeon a couple years ago and he told me I could give glucosamine/chondroitin supplements as a preventative measure-- just make sure it is BOTH because their bodies need the chondroitin to metabolize the glucosamine.

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Postby alis » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:00 pm

do u need to keep giving them that medicen or just until they get better

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Postby WackyJacki » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:31 pm

I also say go for the joint suppliment.

Glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM

My Boston has a luxating patella (it's where the knee pops out of place), and putting her on a suppliment has all but cured her of this condition, and she is very active. It's actually quite miraculous how well it's worked. I recommend that you have your boy on it for life.

luvmybulls: I give my pit mix a joint suppliment as a preventative. I don't see any reason why this would be a problem, but you can ask your vet just to be sure. They're so crazy active and put so much stress on their joints, I want to help them stay it top shape :)

I use and recommend the Glyco-Flex line (I use stage II). Great products at a great price. For my two dogs I only spend about $40/yr. Check amazon.com for some good prices!

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Postby luvmybulls » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:31 pm

I checked on Glyco Flex and it doesn't look like it has chondroitin in it.

Stage II
Per Tablet: Glucosamine HCI - 750 mg, Perna canaliculus (Green Lipped) Mussel - 600mg, Methylsulfonylmethane - 500mg, Brewers Yeast - 181mg, Stearic Acid - 152 mg, N,N Dimethylglycine HCI (DMG) - 100mg, Manganese Amino Acid, Chelate (contains 10 mg elemental Manganese) - 67mg, Silicon Dioxide - 54 mg, Smoke Flavor - 24 mg

Stage I
Ingredients
Perna canaliculus (Green-Lipped) Mussel 600 mg, Glucosamine HCl 500 mg, Brewers Yeast 400 mg, Stearic Acid 133 mg, N, N Dimethylglycine HCl 100 mg, Cellulose 80 mg, Silicon Dioxide 48 mg.

Also, it looks like it costs about 28 bucks for 120 tablets of stage I and 35.00 for stage II. How does that translate to 40 bucks a year?

Thanks for your help.


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