Is it good to feed dog with supplement?

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  • #113949 Report Abuse

    My dog is having joint pain.
    Is it good to feed him with glucosamine supplement?

    #113953 Report Abuse

    I wouldn’t bother.
    See these articles based on research (or lack of) written by a veterinarian.

    I would have the dog examined by a veterinarian and see what is recommended.

    #113962 Report Abuse

    A vet will likely recommend cosequin. I’ve put many peoples dogs on it who could barely walk anymore and within a couple months of daily cosequin it made a huge difference. That’s probably the only over the counter joint supplement I would recommend.

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    My pup needed Vitamin C supplements, and I had issues finding one that she could absorb. I saw the most improvement when I gave her blueberries as treats. Her body was able to absorb those. The Vitamin C supplements I bought for her were for dogs, but I don’t think her body was absorbing it. If you can find glucosamine in its natural form, I would recommend that

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    a c

    Would you recommend cosequin vs Dasuquin? With or without msm? Any side effect?

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    Chris F

    COSEQUIN DS seems to a popular choice with pet owners. This study is very enlightening if you want to take some time out and read:

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    mo a

    Most dogs receive a complete and balanced diet – including necessary vitamins and minerals from commercially processed dog food, according to the FDA. Dogs fed a homemade diet may need supplements. “It’s absolutely critical, but it should be done to match the diet, You can’t just create a meal and give your dog a vitamin.” Check with a veterinarian or nutritionist for help in determining what, if anything, is needed.
    See these articles based on research about feed dog with supplement

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by mo a.
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    Andrei C

    As a pet parent, you want to do all you can to make sure your dog lives a long, healthy life. Before you decide whether or not your dog should take vitamins, you need to know the nutritional essentials all dogs need. Good nutrition starts with what you feed your pet every day and they will either prescribe a prescription dog food or give you a prescription for dog supplements.

    Read this article to know about feed dog with supplement…

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    Mike D

    I understand that you want to give the best to your dog, I own a dog too and do my best to give it the best I can. So, I tried many kinds of food, different supplements. I think I have some experience with it. I have found very good reviews on dog supplements and I can tell that the choice of it is very good as well as the quality.

    #147974 Report Abuse

    My little guy has elbow arthritis, luxating patella/dislocating kneecaps on both sides and hip-dysplasia and used to have severe joint pain. Over the past few years I have done extensive research on natural joint supplements and found that a combination of anti-inflammatory Omega 3s, CBD oil, Turmeric and Green Lipped Mussel has helped his mobility to improve the most.

    I only use whole food based (synthetic free) supplements to avoid artificial fillers, preservatives and synthetic ingredients/chemicals that processed pet foods (both kibble and canned) are filled with. Be sure to avoid high-carb processed diets that promote inflammation.

    He is now 8 y/o (on an anti-inflammatory home-cooked diet with whole food based supplements) and loves running again, moves around with more ease than when he was 4 y/o (on kibble/canned processed foods). I just wish I had switched to a fresh diet and natural supplements sooner. Here is what works for us to support his joints;

    Freeze-dried Green Lipped Mussel treats (single ingredient) & Wellness Supplement:

    Omega 3s:


    CBD oil:

    I hope these will also help your pup with joint pain. Luckily there is a lot we can do to help them.

    #157935 Report Abuse

    I’m sorry your pup is in pain 🙁 I’ve posted this in another thread, but it is the same issue, so I thought to copy is here. I posted this originally on a turmeric dosage thread:

    I’ve been taking some curcumine suppliment for years now for the pain management for my knees and for my senior dogs with surprising success. I have a condition known as Patellofemoral syndrome, which have no known corrective surgical treatment similar to late stage osteoarthritis. A chiropractor gave a bottle of curcumin suppliment that he has been using for free for me to try. I was like, you are kidding me, right? None of the strong prescription meds worked for my pain, and you think a supplement made of a spice in curry take care of it?!? But it was give to me free from a chiropractor who had been helping me for my paint, so I took it. Within a couple of month of taking it everyday, my pain was completely gone! So some years back when my Dane x Lab. who started to limp the same supplement I was taking. He stopped limping, too.

    Anyhow, the reason it works is because curcumine is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It won’t stop from my condition or arthritis to worsen or cure it. But it helps with pain because the join pains are caused by inflammations. You need to look for the supplement with Bioperin in it because the body cannot absorb curcumine without the presence of bioperin (black pepper extract). I am 130 lb., and I started off by 3,000 mg of curcumine/day everyday. After my pain was gone, I reduced my dose to 1,000 – 1,200 mg /day. I give my Dane x Lab. who is 90 lb. 1,000 mg/day, and I haven’t taken him back to the vet for laser treatments. I hope this helps!

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    Tebinn G

    I am giving my dog guaifenesin tablets ( ) to ease his cough. Is it safe for him?

    #160920 Report Abuse

    I guess it depends on what’s causing your pup to cough.

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    Adnan A

    A healthy dog is a happy dog.

    An energetic dog is the best partner one could have. That being said, it is very difficult for them to keep up with their energy unless provided with the right supplements. If you have been looking for the best joint supplement for dogs, this article will be of great help. The best joint supplement for dogs joint chews for dogs on rewiewistic.

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    Closed Acct

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    rick M

    Thanks for information.

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    rick M

    And I just want to say its work for my puppy.

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    runi K

    You should never give your dog human vitamins, or even over-the-counter dog vitamins or supplements. Be sure to follow your vet’s directions on how much and how often to give the pills, treats or capsules prescribed to you.

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    KathyA P

    We give all 12 of our dogs Steadfast Canine. The big dogs get large breed, the little ones small breed. The vet had said several of ours would need luxating patella surgery. Since they were young we decided to try supplements first. All are now doing great! They’re pricey but worth it.

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    Virginia W

    I do it. After reading the article about feeding my pet, I realized that it is very important. But it is also important not to overdo it. Here is a link for more detailed information.

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    Lisa H

    I understand your feelings. But it seems to me that after the examination, the veterinarian will advise you on what will help you.

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    Amelia A

    Yes, it can be beneficial to feed your dog a glucosamine supplement if they are experiencing joint pain. Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance that is important for the health and function of joints. It can help reduce inflammation, improve joint mobility, and provide pain relief for dogs with arthritis or other joint problems. It’s always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian before giving your dog any kind of supplement. They can help determine the appropriate dose for your dog based on their size, age, and overall health, and make sure that the supplement doesn’t interact with any medications they may be taking.

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