Awesome joint supplements?

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  1. Southpaw

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    Yes, I'm looking for something AWESOME.

    Happy is on 2 different supplements and still hobbles around. She is on Wapiti Labs Mobility (http://www.wapitilabsinc.com/store/product/mobility-dogs/) and Joint Logic Level 1 (http://www.hyalogic.com/companion_animal_care_products/flypage_cat1tpl/shopproduct_details/0/67). The Joint Logic only got added in because my friend had it and didn't want it. Otherwise I totally would have picked a higher level.

    I put her on the Mobility right after I got her, but she's slowed down considerably since then. Reallyyyyy lags on walks, she used to be out in front of me trotting along, now she falls behind and we have to slow down to let her catch up. We went for a couple walks today - not even terribly long or difficult ones - and I just noticed when I brought her to bed that she seemed to be limping a bit down the hallway.

    So anyway just wondering if you guys have had success with anything to treat existing issues. We have Dasuquin at work - any opinions on that?
     
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    Love love love Joint Logic. Lola is on #3. I also feed Nupro Silver.
     
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    Won't hurt to add fish oil in, too.

    There also comes a point where joint supplements aren't enough, and pain meds need to be added.
     
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    I use Joint Max Triple Strength.
     
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    Nordic Naturals fish oil can't hurt that's for sure! We take their people version and give our dog the pet version...the only difference being flavor, I believe. Good luck.
     
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    Glyco-flex here as well. I picked it over Dasequin and Cosequin because it has more Glucosamine per tablet, and also it's cheaper IIRC.
     
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    Cool I'll have to see if I can get Glycoflex through work. That stuff looks a little spendy lol.

    I might throw in a fish oil or maybe even just try aspirin and see how that goes. Just don't want her to be ouchy especially since she lives for walks.
     
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    Cali is on HylaSport Canine. She has luxating patellas, so the joint supplement is hopefully to keep arthritis/etc at bay and keep her as comfortable as possible since I'm hoping she won't need any surgery until she's much older. I was originally going to order Glyco-Flex, but read so many great reviews for HylaSport, and ended up giving it a try instead. It has all the ingredients I was told to look for back when I was picking a joint supplement for my horse, just with modified doses for dogs.

    She absolutely loves it and even though it's a powder, she'll try licking it up plain. I put a little bit of cream in it, just so that it's quicker for her to eat. It has everything that I was told to look for in a supplement and the two pound tub is likely going to last about a third of a year... so I'm not sure how long it would last for Happy since she's considerably bigger than Cali.

    Eta: http://www.lab-retriever.net/board/...lex-why-your-preference.html?amp;goto=newpost

    I actually found a link where people compare Glyco-Flex and Hylasport, based on their own experiences. I think a lot of it may come down to the specific dog though.
     
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    The good thing is that a bottle lasts a long time! You do a loading stage where it's one tablet (or even one half - I'm not sure how big she is) every day for I believe 30 days... then after that you go to every other day. I do Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday - not quite every other day but it's easier to give it on a regular schedule. =P
    So assuming it's a full tablet, if you buy the 120 bottle (which is a better deal), minus the 30 for the loading phase, you have 90 left. Giving one every other day, that's 180 days. About 6 months. So if you add that one month of a loading phase back in, one bottle has lasted you about 7 months!
    If you're so lucky to have smaller dogs like mine where they only take a half tablet per dose, that bottle lasts you even longer. It's really a good bang for the buck product!
     
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    I like Dasuquin.
     
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    We sell a lot of Omega Alpha products at work, so I have Quinn on their GlucosaPet supplement. She is also on two other Omega Alpha supplements. She licks them all off the spoon :)

    If I needed something with a little more oomph I would add Alpha Omega HA-180 or go to Tri-Acta H.A. (one of our best selling supplements for pets and horses).
     
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    I suppose when you put it that way, it doesn't seem so awful :p

    I was looking at this one today too - the hip & joint high potency - seems pretty cool but egads $40 a month... no.
    http://prudencepet.com/main/products/?cat=8


    I'll have to do some price shopping, since I'm cheap ya know :p See what I can and can not get through work.
     
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