Can I give glucosamine by letting a dog treat soak it up first?
Topic: Can I give glucosamine by letting a dog treat soak it up first?
June 16, 2019 / By Arden Question:
My dogs don't like to take glucosamine by itself.. I am wondering if I can just let a dog treat soak it up and then give them the treat? Will it still have the same effect?
Best Answers: Can I give glucosamine by letting a dog treat soak it up first?
Zadok | 3 days ago
Your dog is not alone, most dogs do not like the taste of glucosamine. You can soak it up in their treats, but its best if you pour a supplement on the dog food. Liquid formulas are better absorbed by the body and its not likely you'll be able to soak up enough glucosamine on a treat to make an impact on your dog. Try Regenex for Dogs, a great liquid formula with chondroitin, MSM, and glucosamine. http://dogglucosaminechondroitin.com/
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Originally Answered: Is it safe to give a dog glucosamine capsules?
Yes, human glucosamine is safe to give to dogs who have joint problems or who have arthritis. So is chondroitin. Usually the two are packaged in the same pill or capsule, but not always. In any event, give your dog a single capsule with his evening meal if he's a small dog, and one capsule with each of his meals if he's a large dog. But don't give it to puppies under 2 years of age. It's not intended for 'children' of any species!
Aspirin is good for pain, but it shouldn't be given frequently. NEVER use tylenol or acetominophen, excedrin, ibuprofen, aleve, or naproxen. ONLY aspirin. Buffered aspirin is better than uncoated aspirin because the buffering helps to protect the dog's stomach. Never give a bleeding dog aspirin, period. And no matter what is wrong with your dog, make sure a vet (via a telephone call, probably) approves the treatment you're applying.
I haven't used Baytril Otic personally, but I am very familiar with it due to its use in our clinic. It works very well on most infections and some relief is often seen within the first 2 to 3 days of use, although of course it will take much longer to actually resolve the infection. Once the culture comes back, the vet may need to change the medication and/or add-in an oral antibiotic as well. Ear infections are a pain, both to the dog and the owner! Has your vet discussed the possibility of underlying allergies? In general, recurring ear infections are due either to physical reasons (like an unusually small or twisted ear canal) or (the majority) allergic reactions. You may need to do a food trial, as most are allergic to a food ingredient, although inhalant allergies (to dust mites or pollens, for example) are a possibility as well. Best of luck!
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Here is a form of Glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM in chewable tablets. Most dogs love them but if not, simply crush it and sprinkle it over the food.
item number 43081.....120 chewables for $19.95
Phone number is;
Contains 500mg of glucosamine
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I personally do not see the problem, but I am not a vet so I couldnt be sure. Maybe you should call yours....
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