View Full Version : Recommend a joint supplement for sporting dog
Oct 12th, 2011, 09:11 AM
At four, my sporting breed dog is beginning to show some signs of joint issues. Nothing serious, but slight limping and tenderness after exercise that goes away. Unfortunately, these are signs of future concerns about joints, arthritis and other aliments, so I'd like to start her on some supplements. Does anyone have any suggestions for brands?
Oct 12th, 2011, 02:34 PM
I've been giving my dog cod liver oil pills.
About a year and a half ago or so, it seemed like one of her paws was bothering her. She wouldn't put much weight on it and would avoid walking on it. After giving her those for a few days, she seemed to be doing better. We ran out and didn't get more when she was doing well.
A few days ago my same dog was in a car accident. Her same paw seemed to bother her again (she was fine otherwise). We got some more pills and she's taking them again.
I got the liquid capsules. I don't have a hard time getting her to take it at all. My father had given his dog some when his was having issues with his bones or one of his paws a few years ago.
Nov 5th, 2011, 05:55 PM
What type of dog? Our dog already has joint issues at 1 year, but he is a BIG dog that grew big quickly. We give him liquid glucosamine specifically for animals. I bought it at the human health food store. It is called GMC2 Liquid Joint Care. We've noticed an improvement after a month. It is $30 a bottle but should last. You should also add Wild Salmon Oil and Vitamin E, as these both help joint issues in animals and humans. Changing your dog's food to a holistic version or a very good food is also a great starting point. We used to feed ours so-so food and switched to a very good food and have also noticed a difference.
Nov 21st, 2011, 03:17 PM
My dog is 7 years old now but being a small dog, joint issues are not a problem yet. However, I will be putting her on Pet Health OPC (http://www.marketamericascience.com/index.cfm?action=shopping.scProduct&storeID=168&prodID=5602) for Dogs and Cats which has Glucosamine.
Nov 21st, 2011, 10:32 PM
I have friends with a 2 year old lab that was hit by a car and suffered a broken pelvis, and hip bone. They started giving him Hoka Mix about 6 months ago and noticed a marked improvement in his gait. When I saw him a few months ago, I could hardly notice the limp and he seemed to be getting around 100% better. They told me that some friends used it for their older dogs who had joint problems and it worked really well. Expensive from what I hear, but worth it.
Nov 24th, 2011, 11:31 AM
Glucosamine d'Adrien Gagnon
Dec 13th, 2011, 05:19 AM
Sasha's Blend (http://www.sashasblend.com/). It's basically a natural source glucosamine / chondroitin supplement based on Green-Lipped Mussel powder.
Dec 14th, 2011, 02:35 AM
I have 2 sporting dogs (border collies) one is 8 and she gets biologicvet senior (which is great for joints)
He is 1.5 years old and gets Biologicvet sport.
They also carry a formula called "JOINTS"
Dec 14th, 2011, 02:38 AM
I had my dog on Glucosamine sulfate meant for human consumption that I would buy from the drug store. Dosage was based on weight, essentially 500mg per 50 pounds of dog.