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Can Dogs Take Human Glucosamine Chondroitin Arthritis Supplements

by Gloria
(Buffalo, New York)

Human Glucosamine and Chondroitin can be given to an Immune mediated arthritic Golden retriever dog like this one<br><small>Source: Washington State University</small>.

Human Glucosamine and Chondroitin can be given to an Immune mediated arthritic Golden retriever dog like this one
Source: Washington State University.

Reader Question on Canine Arthritis and Human Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplements


Can human glucosemine condroiton with the same milligrams as the dog version be given to my yellow lab?

Veterinarian Suggestion regarding using glucosamine chondroitin for an arthritic dog

Hi Gloria,

Yes, human products can be given to dogs. In general, I recommend that dogs receive approximately 500 mg per 25 pounds body weight of glucosamine and 400 mg per 25 pounds body weight of chondroitin sulfate per day.

In my experience, there is a lot of individual variation with regards to which particular formulation will work best, so feel free to try one product for a month or so, and if you are not impressed with the results, try another.

Good luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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