It's a medicine that has gone through rigorous testing and development, likely over a 10 year period (or longer). This is typical the development time for a new drug. In this case, 5x the normal dose was given to test subjects monthly for 7 months straight, without significant safety concerns. Additionally, since July 2015 they have been tracking "real world" safety data. Your dog would get injection every month that is 5x less than the safety study.
I would have no issue using this or any drug if it meant giving my dog relief.
I know it is posh to freak out at the mention of taking medicines when you can take this herb or that herb or green tea extract, etc., but I would rather give a medicine that has gone through rigorous clinical testing (knowing that there could be some side effects) then some herbal concoction that someone put together without any testing. At best, these will do no harm, at worse....well, we don't know what could happen since there aren't any clinical trials for herbs.
Now, I try to figure things out without having to medicate (prescription or herbal) unnecessarily when possible. But I don't fear meds. If it is a need, no question I would use regulated meds over supplements.
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Last edited by eddie1976E; 08-15-2017 at 09:13 PM.