|10-19-2013 03:37 PM|
|Galathiel||I'm not using much in the way of supplements except vitamin c and Solid Gold Seameal. Breeder uses and recommends both for her pups and dogs.|
|10-19-2013 12:58 PM|
I used the original Synflex, not the Synflex 1500. No White Willow Bark in the original... It was an ingredient I didn't 't feel comfortable using long term.
Good point on going for more natural sources... No need to jump into expensive supplements quite yet
|10-19-2013 09:21 AM|
I don't believe that Synflex is appropriate for a pup as it is mainly for arthritis and is a pain killer. It contains White Willow which is natural aspirin (salicylic acid): Quote: "Synflex® 1500 also contains White Willow Bark.
White Willow Bark: White Willow bark contains an ingredient called salicin. When introduced into your body it becomes salicylic acid. In an arthritis product, it assists in reducing inflammation. As well, it helps reduce prostaglandins which cause pain and inflammation."
Puppies don't usually get a Glucosamine supplement unless they have a problem. Ask your vet the appropriate age to begin. We started ours on a Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM supplement at about 1 1/2 years old.
If you want to add "naturally occurring" Glucosamine/Chondroitin, fresh/frozen Chicken Feet, Beef Trachea and bone marrow have the richest source and is 100% bio-available to the dog. 2 fresh/frozen (not dried or processed) chicken feet 3 times per week deliver more Glucosamin/Chondroitin than a handful of supplement pills!
You can get whole "Poultry Paws" and "Ground Beef Trachea" from an Omas dealer in your state. Here is the page to find a distributor: Distributors
Don't forget....you usually get what you pay for when purchasing any type of supplements! If it's cheap it could less than quality ingredients or fillers! Example about Glucosamine/Chondroitin by Dogs Naturally Magazine:"Some manufacturers play a trick on you. They replace up to 30% of a “1500 mg” mixture and replace it with plain table salt. This means you are only taking 1050 mg of “actual” glucosamine! What’s worse is that this is entirely legal because they put the ingredients on the label and the product DOES contain 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate (NaCl or 2KCL). It’s just that the NaCl and 2KCL that is added on is just filler.
These manufacturers take glucosamine sulfate and add potassium (KCl) or ordinary table salt (NaCl). They then co-crystallize the resulting mixture and wind up with the same weight of “total” glucosamine but stiff you on the actual glucosamine dosage! As usual, you get what you pay for as these are commonly found in “no frills” glucosamine brands, in a low priced pill form with no other synergistic ingredients. In our opinion, they are simply a waste of money."
Glucosamine HCL is made from crustation exoskeletons, crabs/lobster/shrimp or shark cartilage, or animal by-products, or it is made from fermented corn. There is also Glucosimine/Chondroitin in Perna Canaliculus (Green Lipid Mussels).
Hope this helps!
|10-18-2013 07:36 PM|
Study: Glucosamine, Chondroitin No Help for Arthritis
FDA does not approve them for any claims. But my family members claim benefits after ingesting them.
Hip Dysplasia is a congenital defect.
|10-17-2013 11:57 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||Thanks Mr. Nose. Mine is healthy also but I wonder if it is good for a preventative.|
|10-17-2013 10:01 PM|
My pup is healthy, but will increase dosage to a tablet a day when he is older.
|10-17-2013 08:10 PM|
Thanks for all the suggestions. I guess all the supplements I'm considering are to promote overall health (in humans and dogs ), so I'll just continue with them but at smaller doses to start.
To Tar Heel Mom... I used to give my adult (he was only 70lbs though) a recommended human dose of Synflex. He did very well on it.
|10-17-2013 07:03 PM|
|10-17-2013 06:51 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||Idon't give any, but am wondering about Glucosamine/Condroitan. If my guy is 1 1/2 years and weighs about 90 pounds, how much would I give?|
|10-17-2013 03:48 PM|
|Freddy||The ones that are found in high quality food.|
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