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Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements
 
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PostYou have posted in this forum: Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:21 pm   Post subject:  Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements Back to top 

Hi All

Wondering if and when you all started using glucosamine chondroitin supplements. If so, what brand.
Cash is almost 5 months and the vet has yet to mention and I forgot to ask.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:39 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

Bill suggested this brand to me and I've been using it for a year now, I can see improvement in my 8 year old Chin who has joint problems - I order the 3.75 lb bucket, free shipping and it lasts around 4++ months for both dogs

http://www.shermarenterprises.com/prod-cff.html

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:09 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

Mine are Nutri Vet if Im giving them seperately or the Missing Link Plus has it also.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:52 am   Post subject:  Re: Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements Back to top 

You can start him on it now. There is a lot of companies that make it for dogs, if you look for the NASC label, then that means their product was tested by the independent NASC lab and the ingredients list is correct. That is just to help guide you, if a product does not have the label, it does not mean it is a bad product. Some people use the human supplements also.
http://nasc.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=95&Itemid=152

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:52 am   Post subject:   Back to top 

I also have the same question.
I have a 2 yr old female English Mastiff, and I am getting a 5 month male English Mastiff tonight.

What age do you start introducing glucosamine and chondroitin?

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:17 am   Post subject:   Back to top 

GregBecky, I only see an 8oz of the Four Flex for canines...do you use the equine formula?

edit: oops, I see now. I just didn't read the actual description.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:04 am   Post subject:   Back to top 

I started Nova at 8 weeks (his breeder gave him some before then) I started Loki around 6 weeks, Maggie when we adopted her at age 5 years.
I usually get the Nutra Vet brand
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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:13 am   Post subject:  Re: Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements Back to top 

I use the Four Flex Equine!!!

I did some extensive comparisons and it is the same product with the same ingredients in the same ratios as the dog Four Flex - it just has a bigger scoop!!! I buy it in the 12 lb bucket and it is a WHOLE lot cheaper than the Canine Four Flex (I have one horse, and 4 dogs I use it for). Price per ounce, the dog Four Flex is 3-4 times as expensive as the 12 lb bucket of Equine Four Flex.

I use approx. 1/6 of the horse scoop for the dogs.

ETA - I start them on it at 8 weeks and they get it all their lives.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:18 pm   Post subject:  Re: Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements Back to top 

What's your opinion on giving the human formulation (since we take it and have it here)? and how much should you be giving, since the human type doesn't specify by weight?

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:55 pm   Post subject:  Re: Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements Back to top 

Thanks for all the info. Plan on picking some up this week. As I am newer to the s