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Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby Lunchbucket » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:08 pm

Looking for a good daily maintenance joint supplement. Eve has a hurt toe that will get arthritis later in life and would like to help w/ a supplement now. Also our little boxer will be a show dog and don't need him growing too fast and hurting joints.

So basically a good supplement for a working dog that is of good quality

We have used dasiquin ds but are out now and looking for something else. IIRC the breeder uses glyco-flex.

Also any links to cheap online places to order a product would be great
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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby HollyJoy » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:18 pm

I've used Cosequin for years on my old boy. I bought the 1400g container for ~$150 and it lasted me 5 years or more. He used to throw his leg out when he played rough with other dogs, and would limp for weeks. I had him checked for torn ACL but they said he didn't need surgery. I can't remember him ever limping after I put him on the cosequin. I just assume I'll put all my animals on it as they get up in years.

If you do try it out, get the powder for horses. It's the same stuff, but in bulk and cheaper. Get a small container and use it for a month or two to see if you notice a difference. But i'm not sure if there would be a difference in a young dog, shrug. I'm not sure if it's the kind of supplement you're looking for.

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby Maryellen » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:56 am

liquid health 5000 for dogs.. www.countrysidepets.com has it, i have seen great results with my gsd and when sonny was on it..

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby Maryellen » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:57 am

oops wrong link its http://www.countrysidepet.com

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby FransterDoo » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:12 pm

I'm loving Glyco-Flex right now!

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby mtlu » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:04 pm

^^ Which level(s) are you using of the Glyco-Flex?

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby FransterDoo » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:08 pm

When Franny started her mysterious limping - we upped her to level 3 but that's since gone away and when this bottle's done I'm taking her to 2.

The boys are also finishing up some other joint supplements but I'll put them on Level 1 when we need to buy more.

We're pretty serious about joint sups with all the running and jumping they do.

http://www.glycoflex.com/glyco-flex-canine.php

We don't do the soft-chew. The regular ones are tasty (to them) enough.

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby rambler72 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:14 pm

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Zila has had both ACL's repaired and a miniscus clean-up, we have tried several supplements but the one that has worked the best for us and we have seen noticable changes is this product. http://www.majestys.com/bb_flex.php
It took Zee about 2 weeks to get used to the routine of having to eat them because they are peanut butter flavored but now she LOVES them and looks forward to her "treats" morning and night. She weighs 63lbs and gets 2 wafers.

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby mtlu » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:20 pm

^^ gracias! I was kind of eye-balling the level II for Molly.

Now I'm confused though (as well as hi-jacking this thread – sorry Lunchbucket!) because I've been searching about this topic and it looks like cosequin (combination of glucosamine + chondroitin) might better than glucosamine alone (which is what the glyco-flex is).

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby FransterDoo » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:29 pm

you know - I think that it might depend on the dog and the issue? and also what they are eating?

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby Lunchbucket » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:09 pm

mtlu - Hijack away. I'm just trying to learn about what is out there or what is "good" or what a lot of people like.

I need something that isn't gonna cost a fortune but will be good. I like the sound of the horse stuff. Horse people are fanatics so I'm sure it is good. Glyco-flex is what the breeder uses and swears by it

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby Murfins » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:42 pm

I used Cosequin for well over a year and have just recently gone back to Synflex as I saw greater improvment on Synflex.

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby mtlu » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:40 am

I need to make a list of questions for the vet lol
Murfins, thanks for posting about the Synflex – I did read somewhere that the liquid form of glucosamine is better absorbed than tablet form.

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby HollyJoy » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:09 am

Murfins, what kind of cosequin did you use? That's the only supplement I have experience with, so if there's something supposed to be better, I would try it when my dogs are in need.

Like I said, I used the equine powder, not the tablets that mtlu mentioned. I sprinkled it on top of his food and moistened it either with canned food or warm water and made it nice and delicious.

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Re: Joint Supplement Suggestions

Postby Murfins » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:31 pm

HollyJoy wrote:Murfins, what kind of cosequin did you use? That's the only supplement I have experience with, so if there's something supposed to be better, I would try it when my dogs are in need.


I was using Cosequin For Dogs, for the dogs, and Cosequin For Cats, for the cats. :))


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