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Anybody have any good results using joint supplements and if so, what? The vet specialist told me to use Glycoflex 3. Stryker (and Molly) has been on it for almost 3 years and recently my regular vet also put him on Rimadyl. Thanks, Belinda.
 

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Anybody have any good results using joint supplements and if so, what? The vet specialist told me to use Glycoflex 3. Stryker (and Molly) has been on it for almost 3 years and recently my regular vet also put him on Rimadyl. Thanks, Belinda.[/b]
Pearl was on Glycoflex II for years. I stopped using it about 6 months ago, and can't see a whit of difference.
 

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Toughy after and during bouts of pano and Zephyr after digital extensor ligiment surgery were on glycoflex II. Zephyr did survive her bout of mast cell cancer at 6 and toughy made it to 11 without any joint problems but it is unlikely that pano would result in any so no ringing enddorsement. The jury is very much out if any nurtical joint suppliment is effective. So far the most tested is cosiquin, however that is company sponsored testing so the results are considered biased to most. It is unlikely any do
any harm as long as you can afford them.

Why I think glucosamine is worthless Thread from a few years back might shed some light on the whole joint supplement issue.

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The vet suggested I try a glucosamine-chondroitin supplement with Lady, but it didn't help much. Whether that was because her dysplasia was too far advanced or she's just too old to see any benefit, I don't know.

The vet did say to use the supplements for humans and not to bother with any of the foods which claim to have it.

What has helped Lady is making sure she gets exercise of some sort every day and upping the amount of fat in her diet - absolutely no low fat foods for her. I add a touch of flaxseed oil to her food because it purportedly has anti-inflammatory properties. I have seen some good effects from that.

Lady was on Rimadyl for some time, but came down with Old Dog Vestibular Disease. Even though we can't draw a direct relationship between the vestibular disease and the Rimadyl, Rimadyl has been implicated in vestibular disorders, so she's now on aspirin, with no ill effects. That was quite nearly the end of her, as she was unable to get up without assistance for almost three weeks. I knew exercise was important for pups with joint disease before that, but now realize it's crucial. In addition to antiinflammatories, I think it might be the most important, in fact. But that's just my own un-medical opinion.
 
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