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Supplements for Elbow Dysplasia

I need some information on supplements for a young dog with elbow dysplasia and iffy hips. Very active young dog, not showing any symptoms.

The things I have read/heard/been recommended:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Fish Oil (300 mg/10 much as 1000 mg per 10 lbs of body weight.)
  • Vitamin E (100 IU to a small dog, 200 IU to a medium-sized dog, or 400 IU to a large dog)
  • Vitamin C (best to use one of the ascorbate forms, such as calcium ascorbate or sodium ascorbate, rather than ascorbic acid)
  • Vitamin B-50
  • Chondroitin/GlucosamineHyaluronic Acid (instead of glucosamine...2 to 20 mg per day for large dogs)
This needs to be as cost effective as possible. Is there something like Nupro Joint Support that sufficiently combines some of these things to be useful? I have also heard that horse versions of some of these things would be beneficial? I need dosages as well.

Any and all info would be most appreciated. Thanks.
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