I wanted to start giving my 15 yr old glucosamin chrondroitin supplements as she has arthritus. I bought a bottle with the following ingredients listed: Sodium, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroiton Sulfate- under other ingrediants: cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate and it says contains shrimp.
She has no known allergies, I wanted to know 1- is this safe? She also has mild heart problems which she is taking medicine for so I wanted to make sure this wouldnt cause any heart related strain.
Second- what is the dosage? she weighs about 55lbs.
Last- I also have a 9 year old cocker spaniel (about 30 lbs)- he shows no stiffness or pain, he’s very active and entergetic, but should I start him on a lower dosage now to help avoid it in the future?
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Hi Dolly –
No, a glucosamine supplement will not harm your dog. You should give about 250 mg. per 15-20 lbs. Give 2X the recommended dose for the first week – this is known as a “loading period.” Yes, it’s also safe to give to your dog that does not have arthritis.
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