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    Default Joint Formula - Do Any Work ?

    I've given most joint formula/blends to my dog and i haven't really seen any
    benefit. My question is do any of them really work, or is it just a gimmick.

    The latest one she's been on are SeaFlex sticks. $50 for a pack. No difference in her at all.

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    I found a vast improvement on Shadow (RIP) with Sashas blend so I went no further. I think it is trial and error like it is with humans and arthritis etc.

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    I am told that there is a difference to the length of time that they kick in.

    1) High temp cooked green tipped muscle takes about 8-12 weeks to kick in for any results

    2) Crushed green tipped muscle takes only 2-3 weeks to kick in
    I had WONDERFUL results with Glyde (cooked green tipped muscle), but have since switched to Paw Osteo (crushed green tipped muscle) because 8-12 weeks is too long to wait for results when talking about rescues.

    Both these products are available from the vet.

    BTW, you could also try minced chicken carcass mixed with aloe vera juice added to his/her daily kibble
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    Hi shar pei

    I'm sure i've tried the Paw osteo. I've lost count of the one's i've given her.
    None seem to have any benefit.

    ETA..Di, i did try the SB in the past, but only for a short time. I may give it another go. Though the vet no longer stocks it because they
    say it's too expensive.

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    MSM is also good, I used to get it for $44 for a big container from the Chemist Warehouse.

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    My vet told me that SB works on only about 50pc of dogs. I am just glad we were in that group.

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    Hmm, I have seen some damned good results with simply giving dogs a glucosamine supplement, particularly one with a ratio mix of Chondroitin and even MSM.

    I have seen excellent results with this in humans too, although like anything, it will work for some and not for others.

    Talk to your vet about different glucosamine supplements you could give your dog safely. It all depends on your dog, what other medications he/she may be on, medical history... . Also, some vets (like some doctors) will scoff at any of the herbal/alternative therapies, yet others are quite "into it" and more than happy to support you in trialling it with your animals.

    All of these alternative treatments though take time to get into the system, little own start working enough to show results. But glucosamine mixes are certainly a heck of a lot cheaper than a lot of the other options out there.
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    I've given her gluco and fish oil, bought from the chemist. That also showed no benefit at all.

    She's a 10yr old dog, with no other known problems. She has regular check ups, had her blood checked a couple months ago too. She has excellent hips and an excellent back. It's just the joint on her front leg that give's her problems.

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    I give my lot "glucosamine MSM & chondroin". Mish is nearly 12.5 & runs around the park like a 2 YO & until she runs out of puff. I used to hear her joints "click" a lot, but nothing now for at least 5 years now. Given recent news regarding Mishy health, I'm beginning to think that dog is a freak of nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
    I've given her gluco and fish oil, bought from the chemist. That also showed no benefit at all.

    She's a 10yr old dog, with no other known problems. She has regular check ups, had her blood checked a couple months ago too. She has excellent hips and an excellent back. It's just the joint on her front leg that give's her problems.
    One front leg? (Or both?) Was this the result of an injury/accident?

    if her hips/elbows/spine are all tip-top, then I guess the answer lies in what has caused this issue with her front leg in the first place.

    has she had x-rays or anything to ascertain exactly what has caused this?
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