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Old 04-18-2012, 04:11 AM
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My english lab is getting up there ( almost 12) He is very healthy and in relatively good shape;a big boy though @ 90 Lbs.!

Does anybody give their dogs joint supplements and your recommendations on the best brand and best place to buy?
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I have a 14 yr.old Olde English Sheepdog, her hips are starting to fail so I give her GNC Hip and Joint supplements,PetSmart, and it seems to help. Good luck.
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Our 2 labs have joint problems so we have had them on Dasuquin by Nutramax for about a year now. You can definately tell the difference. At least I can. They seem to be more limber now then before. It`s like they bounced back a few years. My vet says on occasion he even takes them.
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Our Vet told us that plain ol' human Glucosamine and Chondroitin would be OK for a golden we had a few years ago.
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Our retriever / lab mix got pretty bad. Actually had to carry him to go see the vet. We tried a lot of the other things like Glucosamine, but there came a time he just needed more. Vet wrote a script of previcox. Much better quality of life now.
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Anybody ever try Zoom...Vet suggested that but before I spend the $$$ I wanted opinions from the crew!
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I own a pet supplies store. Go with Glucosamine and Chondroitin with MSM. The MSM is important. You can use the human stuff but dogs usually prefer the taste of the brands made for dogs. Look for NaturVet Glucosamine DS w/ MSM Tablets, thats what I give my dog.
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Originally Posted by I Love Beer View Post
I own a pet supplies store. Go with Glucosamine and Chondroitin with MSM. The MSM is important. You can use the human stuff but dogs usually prefer the taste of the brands made for dogs. Look for NaturVet Glucosamine DS w/ MSM Tablets, thats what I give my dog.
how about hook us up with a deal and I'll order some
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Sure, I'd love to. PM me your address and I'll get you a competitive price including shipping.
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Sure, I'd love to. PM me your address and I'll get you a competitive price including shipping.
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Our black lab has bad knee's and a couple of years ago she was no longer able to get up the steps at home. Our vet suggested giving her glucosamine/chondrotin and a multi vitamin. It took about a month of treatment but the difference was shocking. She was able to get and up and down the steps and even though she is 2 years older she can still get up and down the steps. She is now 13 and is in better condition than she was 5 years ago.

We get the pills @ Pet Smart, if you want to know the specific brand and/or dosage just let me know and I will get the info to you. I don't know if it will work for all dogs but for our dog the difference was nothing less than miraculous.

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I think the pet version is Glicoflex. Had the same experience with an old Golden when i was in high school. Worked like a charm!
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Thank you all for the great info...and Maxie gives you all a big wet kiss!

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