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Arthritis supplements?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by kalenhcc, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. kalenhcc

    kalenhcc Big Dog

    What do you all supplement for arthritis? One of my older dogs has it in the hips and was just wondering what you give yours as far as pain relief or anti inflammatory.
  2. kalenhcc

    kalenhcc Big Dog

    Ive seen the C9 stuff thats for senior aches and pains and was wondering about that also.
  3. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Glucosamine. Can find it most anywhere.
  4. Naustroms

    Naustroms CH Dog

    glucosamine/chondroitin/msm can get at in any health section of a grocery store. I get the the human grade stuff because you get a higher dosage for roughly the same price as the ones marketed for dogs.
  5. phoenix walk

    phoenix walk Big Dog

    i use salmon oil , keeps the coat and skin in great condition aswell
  6. postmandan

    postmandan Big Dog

    rimidril works good also

    TROTLINE Top Dog

    I don't know if you can still get it, but A horse ointment DSMO I think that was it!
  8. GK1

    GK1 Big Dog

    Chicken feet. Superfood for joints. Asian markets will have them. Inexpensive. 100% natural.

    I periodically make a soup. Slow boil the feet for an hour. Chill and mix some of the gelatin/collagen with kibble or whatever you feed. Some feed them raw after cleaning them.

    In my view, any pet grade supplement is inferior to useless.
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  9. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Any cordicosteriod will work too. If you can get your hands on something like injectable Hydrocortisone will help with the swelling and pain. It's not a cure but will relieve the dogs symptoms. Your vet can do the injections if you can't get a hold of any yourself.
  10. One of my mom's dog has arthritis and nerve damage on his feet from a roll over car accident. I had fairly good luck supplementing with Wholistic Pet Organics in his kibble. Turmeric worked also.

    I used shark cartilage once upon a time which I also found to be pretty useful.

    The cartilage in chicken feet is a natural source of glucosamine, however the feet are not large enough to be used as a true supplement. Chicken/ turkey necks would have more cartilage and would likely be cheaper... However I would just as soon supplement with pills rather than rely solely on raw cartilage.

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