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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Supplement for arthritis (& possibly HD/ED?)

I was at the vet's today and looking through an equestrian magazine when I saw an article about treating arthritis in horses. The article mentioned Avocado and Soybean oil Unsaponifiable (ASU), which apparently has been tested both on humans and horses with positive results.

(I had to look up unsaponifiable ) when I got home.


Here's some info I found online.

http://osteoarthritis.about.com/od/a...do_soybean.htm

http://www.lef.org/protocols/immune_...thritis_01.htm

http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandoli...22/b122-3.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=yyV-swH...num=7&ct=result

http://www.arthritismd.com/avocado-s...nifiables.html

http://www.baselinenutritionals.com/ingredients/asu.htm

I'm always thinking of our seniors and wondering what else we can do to improve and extend their lives. Might this be a supplement we should consider? Anyone have any experience with it?



The article also sang the praises of hyaluronic acid, even more than I've seen elsewhere. This is a supplement I've tended to overlook (when it's part of the glu/chond supplement, my dogs get it; when it's not, they don't.). I think I need to revisit HA and consider giving it for its own sake.
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Just be SO careful.....Avacado (certain strains ) can be toxic to horses AND canines AND birds- chose wisely- and with the help of your vet......

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I put Chama on human grade hyaluronic acid for 3 months and saw no difference whatsoever. I sent the remaining bottle to Jean. She uses it for her pack.

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Re: Supplement for arthritis (& possibly HD/ED?)

Dasuquin has ASU. It was a miracle drug for my Wooly Bear before he crossed the bridge. He was cha-cha-ing around the house like a pup.

http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/products...uquin_faq.asp#
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Originally Posted By: LJsMomDasuquin has ASU. It was a miracle drug for my Wooly Bear before he crossed the bridge. He was cha-cha-ing around the house like a pup.

http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/products...uquin_faq.asp#
I've also had good results with Dasuquin w/MSM. Unfortunately Honey is picky and doesn't like them, sometimes she eats one, most of the time Mac eats his and hers, so I also have her on COSEQUIN. I also give both of them Cetyl-M.

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Thanks for the news about Dasuquin! As Odin's only real trouble (knock on wood) these days is arthritis in his knees I'm always looking for something else to help him.
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I use HA and can tell the difference.

My dogs can't handle soy, so I haven't tried the product mentioned above. The avocado doesn't bother me -- I feed it to the mutts all the time, careful not to give any of the skin or the dark areas close to the skin -- they seem to handle it well.


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Quote:The article also sang the praises of hyaluronic acid, even more than I've seen elsewhere. This is a supplement I've tended to overlook (when it's part of the glu/chond supplement, my dogs get it; when it's not, they don't.). I think I need to revisit HA and consider giving it for its own sake.
I give Max HA (severe HD) and I definitely see the results. I have tried a few different ones, LubriSyn (I was a bit weary of this one due to some stuff I read) I also tried K-9 Conquer, Trixsyn and HyaFlex. The one that has helped Max the most is HyaFlex, so this is the one I'll stick with.

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Re: Supplement for arthritis (& possibly HD/ED?)

Sheba's been on Dasuquin w/MSM for about 2 months after being on Glucosamine/Chondroitin for a few years. It took about 6 weeks before I started seeing a difference and yeah, its pretty amazing to see the change in her.

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Re: Supplement for arthritis (& possibly HD/ED?)

Another thumbs up for Dasuquin w/MSM. I have tried all the brands and Dasuquin is the only one I visibly saw a different in how my dogs were getting around.
I found it cheapest at http://www.petstruly.com. You have to use the search function to find it on the site. For some reason, they don't have it listed with the other joint supplements.

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