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    Hi all,

    Miss Muffin has pretty bad arthritis in her left back knee. I think I'm going to start her on Grizzley Salmon Oil. Thoughts on this product?

    I also think it may be a good idea to start her on a glucosamine & chondrotin supplement. More thoughts? Could I get some feedback & recommendations on a good supplement? I've browsed the forum for recommendations on glucosamine & chondrotin, but have yet to find a definitive "list"...or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough .

    As always, thanks so much for all of your invaluable advice!


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    Franklin is on cosequin ds plus msm he's only been on it for about 2 months I see somewhat of a difference but he should be on it a little longer before I see a big difference. I heard of chondrowpaw that is supposed to be really good for hip dysplasia an arthritis but it's way to expensive for me you should look them both up they are supposed to be the best ones an for grizzly salmon oil I want to start mine on it I heard really good things about it so that's my next thing I want to try good luck I hope you find some relief for her

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    Default Re: Recommendations re Glucosamine/Chondrotin

    Here is a section with recommendations from members for various products

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    If you have a Trader Joe's near you..they have a great Glucosamine /Chrondoitin Supplement. And very reasonable in their pet section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT221 View Post
    Hi all,

    Miss Muffin has pretty bad arthritis in her left back knee. I think I'm going to start her on Grizzley Salmon Oil. Thoughts on this product?

    I also think it may be a good idea to start her on a glucosamine & chondrotin supplement. More thoughts? Could I get some feedback & recommendations on a good supplement? I've browsed the forum for recommendations on glucosamine & chondrotin, but have yet to find a definitive "list"...or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough .

    As always, thanks so much for all of your invaluable advice!


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    about 6 months ago, I started all 5 of mine on a product called "Regenex" since I have five of them, I went with the formula for horses. Boy does this stuff work or what. I have it figured out to aprox. 1/8 teaspoon per dog. I use a eye dropper, if you Google the product you will see they have a formula for dogs too. The horse formula is the most percentage of Glucosamine /Chondroitin I have ever seen. And my vet approved it.
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    @loveabully - Thanks for the recommendation. I've seen good reviews of cosequin ds. I'll check it out. I hope you continue to see improvement in Franklin.

    @2BullyMama - Thank you for directing me! Still getting the hang of this wonderful site.

    @JAKEISGREAT - I do have a Trader Joes near me...I was wondering about their Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplement specifically! Good to hear that it's a good product...I'll check this one out as well.

    @Sherry - Thanks for the recommendation. I'll be looking in to this one as well. FIVE?!?!?!? That's amazing. You're the ultimate bully mom!
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    I've been thinking about this for Little Miss Bea. Bea has the classic frumpy short-legged, fireplug shaped body. We walk daily and when we start out, she's spry, agile -- almost "hoppy" in a way. I've noticed toward the last leg (pun intended) of our walk, she seems - well, I'm not sure how to describe it - sort of "crouchy"? I've ruled out everything I can think of. She's always got a fresh mani-pedi (so it's not nails that are far too long that might be bothering her). Her feet are in fine shape; no interdigital cysts or injuries of any kind. I've examined her head to toe --- I don't SEE anything wrong. I'm thinking maybe -- because of her stout frame -- that it's a joint issue? This hasn't gone on for long and in fact, yesterday I noticed it was quite pronounced; this "crouchiness" I see. At the off leash area, Bea and Bo played an unusually spirited game of "chase me" with Bea doing most of the chasing. Two nights ago, home from the walk, after thier dinner, watching TV with me, Bea was kind of "cranky" with Bo; like she didn't feel good. If he came too near her on her stinky blanket, she grumbled at him.

    She'll be 3 in March. Could it be joint issues already?

    I'm glad you brought this up @KT221 .... I don't mean to hijack your thread; but I'm thinking we have the same problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT221 View Post
    Hi all,

    Miss Muffin has pretty bad arthritis in her left back knee. I think I'm going to start her on Grizzley Salmon Oil. Thoughts on this product?

    I also think it may be a good idea to start her on a glucosamine & chondrotin supplement. More thoughts? Could I get some feedback & recommendations on a good supplement? I've browsed the forum for recommendations on glucosamine & chondrotin, but have yet to find a definitive "list"...or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough .

    As always, thanks so much for all of your invaluable advice!


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    I meant to ask you; how was the arthritis diagnosed? Xray?

    Bea and Bo both get Grizzly Salmon Oil --- and in reasonable doses now that my friend @cowsmom straightened me out on the dosage thing (I was overdosing them on salmon oil). The like the taste - I hate the smell - and it's done wonders I think for their coats (thick and shiny) but I don't know what else it does. I thought someone said it helped with shedding -- and that's why I got them on it. Does it? I dunno. I can't tell. They get it 4 times a week in their dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    about 6 months ago, I started all 5 of mine on a product called "Regenex" since I have five of them, I went with the formula for horses. Boy does this stuff work or what. I have it figured out to aprox. 1/8 teaspoon per dog. I use a eye dropper, if you Google the product you will see they have a formula for dogs too. The horse formula is the most percentage of Glucosamine /Chondroitin I have ever seen. And my vet approved it.

    We used a horse glucosamine on our Rottie years ago. Worked great!

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    I have been giving our 11 year old bullmastiff GNC Pets Ultra Mega Hip & Joint Health for Senior Dogs - Beef Flavor. He loves them and have noticed a world of difference since we started him on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    I meant to ask you; how was the arthritis diagnosed? Xray?

    Bea and Bo both get Grizzly Salmon Oil --- and in reasonable doses now that my friend @cowsmom straightened me out on the dosage thing (I was overdosing them on salmon oil). The like the taste - I hate the smell - and it's done wonders I think for their coats (thick and shiny) but I don't know what else it does. I thought someone said it helped with shedding -- and that's why I got them on it. Does it? I dunno. I can't tell. They get it 4 times a week in their dinner.
    Muffin was diagnosed through an exam with her vet. The vet flexed all of her major joints and could literally feel the grinding of the bone. They also did some sort of neurological test to see if she was in pain from the areas that felt particularly bad. I'm sure your vet could let you know of Bea is going through something similar. Miss Muffin is also young (three or four) and with the "classic frumpy short-legged, fireplug shaped body". No "hijack" worries at all! The more discussion, the better. I hope both mom and Bea figure this out soon.

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    as far as joint supplements glyco flex is supposedly an excellent one and i used pet naturals extra strength hip and joint from petco also for sarah. alas she was allergic to these two but im getting ready to try her on nuviflex its gets good reviews but will have to try it before i can comment on it. i have used cosequin ds also with pretty good results but wanted to see if there was something better and sarah is allergic to the pork also. if your dog has joint trouble and your using salmon oil you will get better results adding a joint med to it as we noticed with sarah. she did alot better with both as opposed to just one.

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