rsieg Posted September 19, 2016 Share Posted September 19, 2016 Max is 12 years old and still walks 2-3 miles per day (total over morning and evening walks), no limping or anything, leads the walks at the end while Logan drags behind, and even runs in from the yard once in a while. But I have been noticing that he sometimes groans when he lays down, and he is becoming more reluctant to jump into the back seat of the car in spite of the fact that a walk in the park is his very favorite thing. So I asked the vet today about joint supplements, and got a recommendation of Glucosamine, the human joint supplement (not veterinary branded), 500 mg suggested as a way to save money. So my questions are as follows: (1) Does it make sense to start Max on that now even though he is not too bad off? (2) Any serious side effects I should know about? (3) Does 500 mg sound reasonable? Should I go with more? Less? (4) Human-branded Glucosamine ok, or is there some reason I should pay more for veterinary-branded? (5) Any suggested brands? (6) Logan is 6 years old, but he slows down a lot on walks though again no limping, so I wonder if he is having joint problems from his racing days (or he may just be lazy/ornery). Any reason not to give him the Glucosamine as well? Thanks in advance for your thoughts/recommendations, Quote RobLogan - - Max (Aug. 4, 2004 - Jan. 11, 2018) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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