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    Question Dry Food for Arthritis

    Anyone has any good recommendations on dry food, I have three dogs, one in particular is 11 yrs old, and is starting to show arthritis (weight perfect), then i have a 13 month puppy (will be breeding) and a 2 and half slightly overweight. It becomes frustating when you have to buy three different dry foods.
    Currently using Nutro senior for the 11yr old.

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    There are some foods with Glucosamine added and for senior dogs. But I think you will find those are more expensive. i know Eagle Pack has a range for older dogs and Glucosamine added
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    I don't think you really need three different foods, but you would need to separate them while they eat. You could feed the older one a glucosamine or joint aid supplement in consultation with your vet. Something called "sasha's blend" is supposed to be very good and I just read an advert for something called "rose hip extract" or something like that. And fishy supplements like the occasional sardine in olive oil would be good.

    Nutro is pretty good but I think Artemis is supposed to have better quality ingredients. It's hard to tell with dog food. The only way you know for sure is to make / mix your own.

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    Sasha's blend is excellent. Feed it in the correct amount as per the guide with dry or raw food, and your dog should do well on it.


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    Hi Coral.

    I think you would be better off using a supplement like sashas blend. I was using SB and found it great, but have changed to a glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin powder which is much cheaper (just from the health food shop) and does the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    Hi Coral.

    I think you would be better off using a supplement like sashas blend. I was using SB and found it great, but have changed to a glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin powder which is much cheaper (just from the health food shop) and does the same thing.
    I agree it dose the same & is cheaper. I would also add some chia seed, I have had great results adding it to feed to help boost immune & is good for joints.

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    Hello Coral!
    I too know the difficulty of preparing 3 different kinds of food for dogs in three different ages and different nutritional needs. I also once had two dogs and faced with the same situation sometime back. Therefore, I suggest you to get an advice from a vet describing the situation. He will provide you with food supplements etc. that suits for different ages and different health status of dogs. Hope it would help!.

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