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#187297 - 10/11/11 07:20 PM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: JakodaCD OA]
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Lisa thanks,,atleast they are fashionable if nothing else LOL
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#187299 - 10/11/11 07:26 PM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: JakodaCD OA]
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I thought it was just me that couldn't see your avatar shocked
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#187301 - 10/11/11 07:27 PM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: MaxaLisa]
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nope it disappeared, I tried doing a new one,but you know computer illiterate me, so just hit 'stock avatar',,will fool with it later. SO SEND ME MAX's neck size, I'm making him a feel better necklace:))
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#187303 - 10/11/11 07:31 PM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: JakodaCD OA]
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I will definitely send you the size! His regular collar hangs a bit, so I was messing with sizes, will make a commitment on the size tonight.

Can't wait for him to feel better!
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#187304 - 10/11/11 07:33 PM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: MaxaLisa]
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well like I said, I can't guarantee it, but atleast they look good wearing them LOL
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#190503 - 10/28/11 02:59 PM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: JakodaCD OA]
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I'm getting ready to change/add to Rosa's joint supplement, which is currently Glycoflex 3. She has been on it since she was initially diagnosed, so since early 2010 or thereabouts. With her funky elbow issue, I decided maybe she needs more than we are giving her. I have read this thread, plus taking info from the thread I have posted about Rosa's elbows, and come up with some ideas I'd like to run by everyone. I also want to add a multivitamin since we are feeding one meal a day (out of three meals) as a home cooked meal of chicken and eggs.

This is Don's work-up of what I suggested we do. And he added Niko on there since it couldn't hurt him to be on a joint supplement either, even though his hips and elbows are fine.




I didn't add any Vitamin C to the mix since two of the joint supplements already have Vitamin C in them. So you can see if we gave all of it to both dogs, it would cost us around $1000 a year, which is kind of shocking. I'd appreciate some feedback on this, what can I omit to reduce the cost a bit? Does it make sense to put Niko on the same supplements that Rosa is getting?

Thanks for any opinions!!!



Edited by Good_Karma (10/28/11 03:00 PM)
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#190506 - 10/28/11 03:56 PM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: Good_Karma]
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The amount of C she's getting in her supplements isn't at a therapeutic level. I give 2200mg/day of Ester C in addition to what's in his supplements.

I have read so many articles about multivitamins not being worth it that I've stopped using them for myself or my animals. Instead I supplement with fresh veggies (dark leafy greens mostly). I puree them and toss them in the food.

I haven't added up the amount I spend on Rafi's supplements lately but it is a lot. I don't worry about the cost though because so far I've avoided having to get him surgery on his hip(s).

He currently gets the following per day:

3 scoops Springtime Inc. Longevity
4 Springtime Inc. Joint Health tabs
2200mg Ester C
1.5 tabs Only Natural Pet Get up and Go
2 gel caps Springtime Inc. Omega 3-6-9
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#190523 - 10/28/11 06:02 PM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: BowWowMeow]
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Originally Posted By: BowWowMeow
I have read so many articles about multivitamins not being worth it that I've stopped using them for myself or my animals.

I wholeheartedly concur.
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#190636 - 10/29/11 07:30 AM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: GrandJan]
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Thanks!
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#190712 - 10/29/11 04:59 PM Re: Joint/Arthritis Supplements [Re: Good_Karma]
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Originally Posted By: Good_Karma
I'm getting ready to change/add to Rosa's joint supplement, which is currently Glycoflex 3. She has been on it since she was initially diagnosed, so since early 2010 or thereabouts. With her funky elbow issue, I decided maybe she needs more than we are giving her. I have read this thread, plus taking info from the thread I have posted about Rosa's elbows, and come up with some ideas I'd like to run by everyone. I also want to add a multivitamin since we are feeding one meal a day (out of three meals) as a home cooked meal of chicken and eggs.

This is Don's work-up of what I suggested we do. And he added Niko on there since it couldn't hurt him to be on a joint supplement either, even though his hips and elbows are fine.




I didn't add any Vitamin C to the mix since two of the joint supplements already have Vitamin C in them. So you can see if we gave all of it to both dogs, it would cost us around $1000 a year, which is kind of shocking. I'd appreciate some feedback on this, what can I omit to reduce the cost a bit? Does it make sense to put Niko on the same supplements that Rosa is getting?

Thanks for any opinions!!!



Yes, dogs are expensive shocked I don't add up things here unless I absolutely have to, specifically for that reason...I don't want to know, and everything I add or do is for a specific reason. I think any new dog owner should be shown a lot of these costs though!!

I have always liked combining a Cosequin product with a Glycoflex product - the former is very precise and pure, the latter is more of a whole food supplement. I used to use the GF600 for Indy with regular Cosamin (human version, buy it at Costco on sale). She couldn't tolerate the other extras.

I do like adding HA to the mix, but the jointagen seems to have a lot of overlap. You might get away with a dedicated HA product like this: http://www.vitacost.com/Vitacost-Hyaluro...ng-120-Capsules . I had to use a different one, since the BioCell HA products are all chicken based.

If there isn't a problem with the joints, I think you can get away with the recommended amount, maybe even a little less. If there are significant problems, you often have to go higher than the recommended dosages.

I am a big believer in a daily multivitamin, for dogs on kibble, and also on a homeprepared diet.
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