Glucosamine chondroitin dosage for dogs

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I am really unsure. I could tell you the amounts of Glucosamine and Chondroitin for your dog, (ie for a 50lb dog it's 1000mg Glucosamine and 400mg Chondroitin, add or subtract percentages according to your dog's weight) and also that Boswellia can be used as an anti-inflammatory for dogs, but am not sure about Yucca. It's probably fine, but dogs can't take everything that would be OK for horses. I wish I knew. Anyway I can bump up your post in case anyone can help you.
Also, in the event that it's OK to use a glucosamine with chondroitin product that you can buy OTC from the grocery or health food store, what would the dosage be for a 50 pound dog? I posted this to the Expert Forum but when I went back to see if I had a response I couldn't even find my post! LOL So I decided to re-post it here where I know how to find it again so I can actually read the responses I get!
I'm surprised Glucosamine/Chondrotin didn't seem to work for her. Are you using the right dosage? I give my dog (who weighs 28lbs) 500mg Glucosamine, and 200mg Chondrotin every day without fail. (So you could calculate the correct dosage for your dog's weight, from that.) In her case she had an intermittent limp in her right leg, which was a throwback from a broken leg about 6 years ago. As soon as I started her on the supplement, after about 5 days (!) I noticed she didn't limp anymore.
Please does anyone know the dosage of Glucosamine Sulphate for dogs? How many milligrams per pound body weight? Also, is it ok to give my dog the regular Glucosamine (which people take) as it is so much cheaper to buy that at the supermarket, than to get it from the vet, or to buy dog treats which contain it! Thanks for any help or suggestions, anyone. Ginger.
She weighs 28lbs, and her dosage is 1 capsule per day (which is 500mg Glucosamine, and 200mg Chondroitin. So you could work out the dose for your dog's weight...for instance if he weighs twice that, give him 2 capsules, that would be 1000mg Glucosamine and 400mg Chondroitin) It has worked wonders for her, as she was starting to develop arthritis in a leg which was once broken, when she was 4 years old.
In the UK it is possible to get dog-chew treats which contain glucosamine/chondroitin, and you can get different-sized ones which contain the right dosage for small/medium/large dogs. I don't know if you can get them where you live? Alternating heat pads/cold packs applied to the joint may help encourage circulation. So will massage. And it is a thought that you could take her to a Chiropractor. I have heard that they often produce helpful results.
Came to med help to try to find some information about my old dogs poor hips. Both of us still get around pretty well, so for that I am thanking my lucky stars.
There are better medications you can use in addition to glucosamine such as deramaxx and rimadyl. The human adult dosage for glucosamine can be used on your pet.
Another thing that won't do any harm is to start her on Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements. This really works, and is completely natural. (if the arthritis is not TOO bad, the Glucosamine/Chondroitin can work wonders) You could ask your vet's advice about this, and about the correct dosage (I would give her the maximum for her weight.) But ask advice first.
Ibuprofen is TOXIC to dogs....It sounds as if she is still in good shape, but needs a prescription for pain meds. from your Vet.....Your Vet will have a selection of meds to treat your girl's, what I beleive to be, Arthrititis....They work wonders.... The yellow bile is stomach acid and the Ibuprofen could possibly be damaging her stomach lining.....Usually, dogs vomit bile when they've gone too long without food.....She needs to be fed 2 meals a day and a snack before bedtime.....
Some of them, yes. Glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM found with the "people" meds are fine for dogs. Just make sure to check with your vet on dosages. There are also senior dog foods that contain varying amounts of these ingredients you may want to try as well. You could also check with Dr. Cheng on the Pet Health board here at Med Help for dosages. Does your dog have osteoarthritis or something more serious like hip dysplasia?
Please do try a Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement daily. It might have very very good results. I know for a fact it has with my dog. She had a broken leg years ago (in her past life before I rescued her) Since then she has limped, and 'hitched' that leg from time to time, especially when the weather turned damp and cold. I started her with the supplement a few months ago in the Spring. I have not looked back! For testimony, she is leaping over hurdles 3-4 feet tall!
She may need an anti-inflammatory drug, but you could certainly start her on a Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement (I'm not precisely sure of the dosage per pound of the dog's weight, I can't quite remember, but years ago I started my dog on Glucosamine and Chondroitin, and worked out that for her weight -28lbs- 500mg Glucosamine, and 200mg Chondroitin was the correct maximum dosage for her.
Firstly you could start him on Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplement. It really does help. You hear that the dog has to have taken it for a few weeks for there to be any noticeable change, but I have found it can take effect quicker than that. To give you an idea of dosage, my dog weighs 28lbs and I give her 500mg Glucosamine, and 200mg Chondroitin daily. If his weight is twice hers, or approximately, you can give double that dose.
It may help, it may not, but it is safe for dogs as long as there is no underlying liver problem. Ask your vet about dosage. I've also had good results adding chondroitin and MSM. If you look in the vitamin aisle at your pet store, you'll find many arthritis supplements with these ingredients, so keep trying one until you hit on the right combination. I know some vets will advise giving plain aspirin, but in some dogs that can prove fatal by eating through the stomach wall.
But don't give him any other type of human OTC pain reliever because they are just not formulated for dogs. ALSO, if you take him to the vet and the vet prescribes a product called Rimadyl, do your research on it before giving it to him. Labrador retrievers are one of the breeds that are known to have adverse reactions to rimadyl, and sometimes the benefits just do not outweigh the risks in something like this. What you CAN do is to start giving him a glucosamine and chondroitin supplement.
well it seemed she was doing because she would sometimes limp slightly and 'hitch' that leg a bit in cold damp weather) So I started her straight away on the maximum dosage for her weight of both Glucosamine and Chondroitin (That is 500mg Glucosamine and 200mg Chondroitin for her weight which is 28lbs) I asked the vet could I use Human grade pills. He said yes the substances are exactly the same. The human ones are much cheaper than veterinary ones!
If he is badly behaved with other dogs, then put him on a leash, don't stand for any nonsense, and don't let him free where there are other dogs, but cut him some slack. But please do be watchful for any pain he might have. A sign of pain can be : 'hunching' the body, with the tail tucked in low.....whining or yelping for no reason....not eating suddenly.
I know that water therapy is often recommended for dogs with arthritis (as well as humans) because it is non-impact and weight is supported by water. As carol411 said, he may be instinctively doing this, and then over-doing it because it doesn't cause him the pain that impact like running on dry land does. You might try a gentle massage for him when he's back from swimming. Other than that, I don't have much to offer!
On NO ACCOUNT ever use human painkillers for dogs (with the exception of Junior aspirin, they can be dangerous) Have you tried Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplement? This is not a drug, as such, but a natural substance obtained from shellfish, and often has very good results with arthritis. Another thing you could try, which I have seen have VERY marked positive effects is a Homeopathic medicine called RHUS. TOX.
He might start to sleep more, or not feel so much like jumping around. However, you could try Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement to help his joint mobility. I wouldn't expect miracles from this, but who knows? For his cough, a Homoeopathic remedy might help. Homoeopathy can work exceptionally well with animals, is perfectly safe, has no side effects. It will either work, and work quite quickly, or just not work at all. But it might be worth trying. You could try DROSERA 6c. 2 tabs.
I give my dog the Glucosamine and Chondrotin, maximum dosage for her weight. It has worked a treat with her! Mine has an old leg injury (her leg was broken once) which had just started giving some arthritic symptoms a couple of years ago now. But since the Glucosamine and Chondroitin she's been doing fine! I like your inventiveness with the Diapers! If it does the trick -that's what counts!
As for Glucosamine and Chondroitin, you want to wait before you would give a puppy a high dosage of it as stated above. If you get the 1500mg Glucosamine and 1200mg Chondroitin break it in half and half in half till your puppy is 3 to 4 month old...at 4 months I give a half tablet to my Mastiff/Rottie mix and will increase her to a full tablet at 1 year of age. I have two Golden Doodles, 1 - American Bull Dog, and 1 - Mastiff / Rottie mix puppy. I do know FROMM has never, ever been recalled.
I know you want to do all you can for him - and you are doing just that. It is a very sad fact that dogs never live as long as we would like them to, and at 11 yrs, your best friend has done very well and I don't doubt has had a fantastic life. It's reassuring for the vet to say 'the time' has not yet come, so just enjoy what time you have with him for as long as it's possible and appropriate.
I try to not let the pain keep me from doing things, but it comes a time that I just have to stop whatever I am doing. I have been taking chondroitin and glucosamine for 2 months now, and I don't feel or notice any difference so far, I know it takes time, but definitely I will find out next week. Maybe it is, like you said, a trigger or a catalyst. Are you on a study or just regular treatment? I ask because I was on treatment only for 24 weeks. Best wishes on your treatment.
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