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Mr. Harley will be coming to us this late afternoon. My question is: He was retired because he has a really nasty toe that was fractured...he is young...however should I start him on Glucosamine and Fish Oil? :blush Thanks! :blush

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The benefits of fish oil are numerous. One is decreasing inflammation. Processed dog food does not contain the correct ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6. Too much Omega 6 contributes to inflammation. So I would give this to Harley. Everyone here gets it, humans dogs & cats.

 

As far as glucosamine, it does not work prophylactically. But since you can not know for sure what is going on in there, giving it will not hurt anything either. Inexpensive brands are not really worth the money as many are not bio-available. Syn-flex and Joint Complex are two brands I KNOW that work, because I tried them and had very good results.

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All mine get fish oil 2 times a day. I usually do not start on glucosamine, unless signs of arthritis starting before that age, till double digits (many of mine arrive at that age :lol ) as my vet suggested not to start until needed so it works then. Just my experience.

 

How is his toe now? I know from experience that a previosly injured bone can be the prime target for first places for arthritis to hit.

 

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I have my dogs on it and have since retirement, however this was the email I got from her when I asked if it were OK for Beau (IBD) to be on it She is the Associate Professor of Nutrition,Dept of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia,School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Does Beau have orthopedic issues? Glucosamine has no know preventative

effects and only minimal evidence for beneficial effects for treating

arthritis in dogs. Also there are major issues about source and

processing re whether the patient absorbs it from the gut at all

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Our young dogs get fish oil, Vit E and Borage oil daily.

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Glucosamine has no know preventative

effects and only minimal evidence for beneficial effects for treating

arthritis in dogs.

 

Everytime I have said this I get blasted. I believe it to be true as does my own vet

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Glucosamine has no know preventative

effects and only minimal evidence for beneficial effects for treating

arthritis in dogs.

 

Everytime I have said this I get blasted. I believe it to be true as does my own vet

 

 

I still use it. I was inquiring to this doctor about Beau because of the IBD, I didn't know if I should or shouldn't.

 

She said NO so we don't. My vets don't think there is anything wrong with using it (this comment was from the specialist at UPENN) and I do for Teddy, Chloe and Elsie.

 

 

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