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Joint/Arthritis Supplements #183162
09/23/11 02:55 AM
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I am looking to change Max's joint supplement, and I realized that we don't have a good, *single* sticky for joint supplements. I am hoping that folks will put their favorite joint supplements here, with links if posible, for a really good collection of favorite products.

I have been happy using Cosequin/Cosamin for Max, together with Hyaluronic Acid, which is what I also used for Indy. Max though does also get an Adequan injection at home every 3-4 weeks since he started with a low back issue that sidelined him for months. Both of these have worked well with his extreme allergies. However, with a recent spike in liver enzymes, I'm going to see if a supplement without manganese is more liver friendly.

This is the HA I've been using:
http://www.vitacost.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Hyaluronic-Acid

I think this HA worked well when I tried it, but upset his stomach when I tried it: http://www.trixsyn.com/


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: MaxaLisa] #183178
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I have been using Cosequin and HA for Ivy and they are working well for her.


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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: GSDTrain] #183191
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Vet gave me Dasuquin with MSM for Riley. She told me it's her favorite. I checked out Springtime supps and found the Dosuquin has more than double the ingredients as the Springtime.


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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: FurKids] #183230
09/23/11 01:18 PM
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We've been using Flexicose for Kaiser - he's just a little stiff when getting up after laying down for awhile and it seems to be helping. It's also good that he doesn't notice it added to his food since he's so picky! They package it for humans and for pets, but it's the same stuff.

http://www.flexicose.com/


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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: kaisersmom] #183233
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Sam's Club glucosamine, for no particular reason. They don't really need it, but I'm being open-minded and giving it to them anyway.

Guess that doesn't really help though with the people who have dogs with problems. frown I will, however, be reading this for future reference.


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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: GrandJan] #183280
09/23/11 03:16 PM
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I do 2 different things (for 2 different dogs) but am thinking I might switch both to the same.

For Jesse (14 yo) we give Springtime Longevity.
http://www.springtimeinc.com/product/longevity/dogs
(Which BTW is cheaper if you use the affiliate link here to Amazon then buying direct.)

For Dalton (11 yo) we use a product called Joint Resolution.
Because I'm an affiliate and re-seller of this product I'm not allowed by the company to post a link on a BB (they consider it spam which is strictly forbidden by this company.) You'll have to PM me if you want more info. wink

Here's a list of the ingredients for the Joint Resolution;
BioCell Collagen II
Hyaluronic Acid
Chondroitin Sulfate
Devils Claw Root
Boswellia
Dandelion Root
Licorice Root


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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: Vinnie] #183391
09/23/11 11:27 PM
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Springtime Joint Health.


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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: Vinnie] #183395
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I have used a couple of products. The one I've used the most is Nurpo Joint Support Supplement. I get it for my senior dog and there is a noticeable difference when she gets it, she's not as sore/stiff. I started adding it to my younger dogs food when he was about a year and a half old, I did his OFA hip/elbows at 3yrs old and he got excellent/normal. Makes me wonder if that helped at all?
Here is the link for Nupro http://www.nuprostore.com/nuprojointsup.htm

Right now I am trying Next Level Joint Fluid, it seems good. I also want to try Finish Line Joint Supplement, I have friends that use it and swear by it. I just think I have to get someone to bring it up from the US for me, everywhere I checked said we can't get it in Canada.
http://www.finishlinehorse.com/product/category2.asp#7

Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: SportGSD] #183467
09/24/11 06:39 AM
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Hope it's ok to stick a question in here .. if your dog has been xrayed and found to not have HD is it recommended to still give this type of supps or do they not need them?


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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: FurKids] #183468
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My opinion is that the damage starts occurring long before we can see any symptoms externally or with our diagnostics. Even dogs without HD eventually get arthritis, so this is something that affects all animals and humans, to some degree.

So, yes, I believe that there is benefit to supplementing with joint supps! Now, what age to start? That might be trickier. Max came here at 18 months and it was the first thing I did for him (after changing his food). His xrays (last year?) actually looked pretty good for a 10 year old GSD. Indy had fairly good joints until the end too, and she was started on supps very young (she did have HD).

Last edited by MaxaLisa; 09/24/11 06:48 AM.

MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: MaxaLisa] #183593
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To play devil's advocate - there is no research that proves early supplements prevent problems or arthritis, but thinking about, and finally agreeing with, Lisa's theory, I started mine on glucosamine when they were just about 5 years old in just that case of undetected problems. They are not toxic, so if further research eventually proves otherwise, my guys will have a headstart.

Last edited by GrandJan; 09/24/11 11:02 PM.

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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: Vinnie] #183606
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Quote:
For Jesse (14 yo) we give Springtime Longevity.
http://www.springtimeinc.com/product/longevity/dogs
(Which BTW is cheaper if you use the affiliate link here to Amazon then buying direct.)


Sorry. I would really like to use the affiliate link, but if you are watching pennies a I do, it is cheaper at Springtime.

On the link it is $39.98. At Springtime it is $45 but I always buy 2 at a time and get a 3rd one free. So at Springtime $90 buys three and on the link it is $80 fr just 2.

Sorry for the hijack.

I 'think' Max cannot take Longetivity - it has "beef or pork liver." I think Lisa said he cannot have that, but I could be confusing him with someone else.

Of their supplements for joints, only their Joint Health Formula in powder form does not have liver and it does look like a good product-

www.springtimeinc.com/product/joint-health-formula-dogs/dogs

GUARANTEED SPRINGTIME ANALYSIS
per 1,800 mg serving
Boswellia serrata extract,65% 444 mg
MSM, 99% (methyl sulfonyl methane) 444 mg
Carrot powder 340 mg
Glucosamine HCL, 99% (shellfish extract) 318 mg
Chondroitin sulfate, min. 90% purity (cartilage extract) 254 mg
Ingredients: boswellia serrata extract(65%), MSM (99%), carrot powder,glucosamine HCL (99%), and chondroitin sulfate (min. 90% purity).

Last edited by PositiveDog; 09/24/11 11:51 PM.

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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: PositiveDog] #183632
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I've had excellent results with Dasuquin w/MSM. Mac's on it now and not doing bad for his age. My last group of old guys (Ringer, Honey & Kelly) also took it and it seemed to help them too.
http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/vet/products/Dasuquin-for-dogs.aspx


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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: arycrest] #183698
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Dasuquin with MSM is what Riley is taking and what both our vets highly recommended. I would really like to try the soft chews but after reading the ingredients - nooooo way. The soft chews have BHA and BHT preservatives in them, the chewable tabs do not -- at least according to the ingredients on the bottle I have. Darn the luck!

After reading Lisa's post I'm probably going to put Nissa on them, too.


Deb • Nissa & Gracie
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Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: PositiveDog] #183781
09/25/11 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted By: PositiveDog
I 'think' Max cannot take Longetivity - it has "beef or pork liver." I think Lisa said he cannot have that, but I could be confusing him with someone else.

Thank you for remembering! Yes, the pork *and* carrot are on his allergy list (luckily I've been able to feed beef lately).

Great input from everyone!

I have a friend using Synovi3 (?) and says it's not doing much - he's using a low dose, but wondering if anyone has had any experience with that one?

Last edited by MaxaLisa; 09/25/11 08:35 PM.

MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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