HappyPuppy wrote: WackyJacki wrote:
bamawrly wrote:That is the kind of stuff I was looking for.
I have access to multiple places to get the human versions of things and my hubby is also on most of these same thing for his back. But the dosage part is what I don't know, crossover between human and canine.
It depends on the size of the dog of course, but most pit bull types fall around the 50ish lb range (give or take), so 1/2 the recommended human dose should be just fine.
Not sure if that is totally correct re just halving human doses (can't find the #s to back it up right now, tho) - but I give Ruby x2 human glucosamine/chond. pills a day and x2 1000 mg human fish oil caps and 2 human vit C (tho I think Esther C might be better). Those are OK at that dose but if you give fish oil, you have to give vit E an 400 EU daily is too much, so I either give x1 200 EU daily or x1 400 EU every other day. There are charts published on the daily allowable doses for dogs....
Hmmm good point. I suppose I was thinking from a "just to be safe" point of view.
I know some people give very large doses of vit c.
Def a good idea to look up max amounts and adjust your dog's dose accordingly.
Looks like my Boston's bad knee is becoming arthritic. She had surgery last year for a luxating patella. She healed well and her knee is not coming out again, but she gets a little gimpy after running around
I just might be upping her dosage on some things.... <sigh> She's only 4!