Glucosamine Condroitin For Dogs

"Glucosamine Condroitin for Dogs is a natural substance called a neutraceutical that is proven to be effective in helping dogs with arthritis joint pain. Glucosamine is more effective than condroitin."

Glucosamine Condroitin for dogs can be a miracle arthritis supplement and should be seriously considered as part of any canine arthritis treatment plan.

Glucosamine is in most dog multi-ingredient nutraceuticals and may be the most effective. It has been shown to rehabilitate cartilage and reduce the pain from arthritis. While some Veterinarian's question the clinical support for this substance, most Vets report that 50% of their canine patients respond to the treatment. Since glucosamine and chondroiton are considered safe, at minimum, it is worth trying this option.

Glucosamine is available in tablet and liquid form. While liquids tend to work faster since they don't have to be dissolved in the dog's stomach, tablets are fine. Follow the manufacturers directions for the correct dose.

Dog Glucosamine Condroitin for Dogs Dosage Guidelin

Glucosamine Sulfate is usually prescribed in 20mg/lb or body weight or 1 500-mg. tablet per 25 pounds of body weight. Check with your veterinarian or the manufacturers instructions.

Glucosamine Condroitin For Dogs Product

There are many products available on the market that contain glucosamine, condoitin and other ingredients known to help maintain canine joint health. Common types/brands include:

Prescription Dog Joint Product

Adequan is a prescription product that is glucosamine based. It is injected intramuscularly into the joint to help speed effectiveness. It is used to prevent the wear of joint cartilage. By doing this it helps to prevent contact between the bones that form the joint. The medication starts to work in 2 hours and lasts in the joint for 3 days. Improvement is seen in about 4 weeks.

Over the Counter Dog Glucosamine Products

Nutramax Cosequin™ DS is the most recommended veterinary brand and is the only glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate supplement that is bioavailable (easily absorbed into the body), safe, effective and supported with several clinical veterinary studies. It is available without a prescription.

Osteo-Pet Total Joint Care Formula is another alternative that combines glucosamine chondroitin for dogs and other canine nutraceuticals that can help reduce dog joint inflammation. It is for the dog owner that wants to try all of the latest nutraceuticals all in one product.In addition to the glucosamine condroitin for dogs, added ingredients include:

Muscle and Joint Support: This is a homeopathic product also formulated to support the muscles and joints. Homeopathic products select their ingredients based on the specific ailment and the ability of the product to strengthen the dogs natural ability to fight disease. Muscle and Joint Support contais the following ingredients:

Condroitin for Dogs

Unlike the combination of glucosamine condroitin for dogs, condroitin alone is not as easily absorbed into a dogs body and therefore may not be as effective as a standalone product. We suggest that after consultation with your Veterinarian if you decide to use condroitin for dogs that you used a blended product like the Cosequin™ mentioned above.

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