im pretty skeptical of gluc/chon thats added to dog food. even many of the supplements have been shown to have very little of what they claim. plus, im not sure what the dog food processing does to whatever supplements they have added.I buy the dog food that's called "Happy Hips" and it states that it has Glucosamine: 600mg/kg and Chondroitin: 300 mg/kg. It's cage free chicken and oats kibble plus I buy the canned foods.
I have a 4 yrs old and and 2yr old GSD. Do I need to also supplement more and buy pills? How much glucosamine is good for them ( they are both around 78 lbs).
I am mostly worried about the 4 yr old b/c when he gets up from laying down for a while i can hear cracking noises. He's in no pain or anything and runs and does everything normal. I just don't want to over supplement by accident. Thanks for any adivice or links to a similar thread.
since grains are a known inflammatory, the first thing ive done for any dogs with joint issues is get them on a grain free diet and add a reliable supplement (i use cosequin DS, but there are others).