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Old 12-27-2006, 02:09 PM
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Does anyone here give their chis any joint supplements, particularly any that would be beneficial for luxating patellas?

If so, what kind and what are the results?

How did you decide on what to use?

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Old 12-27-2006, 03:07 PM
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i use glucosamine for dodger who hurt his leg early in life, its helped wonders this winter, he gets stiff when the cold weather comes in.

glucosamine would be your best bet as its for joint health!
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The vet gave me a supplement called Cosequin for Shea's knees. I would recommend buying the stuff online though. A lot cheaper then what the vet charges.
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My vet told me to give Koke Cosequin DS for her knees.
She has had both knees operated on for Luxating Patellas.
She gets 1/4 tablet a day for the rest of her life. It's not cheap, but I get the bottle of 250 tablets so it lasts a good while.

Here's a link http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2001+113970
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:18 AM
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I tried Cosequin for Nero's luxating patellas, but it didn't seem to help him at all. This is what and where I bought it (1/2 a pill a day): http://www.entirelypets.com/cosregstren.html

I haven't tried anything else. It never hurts to try! Good luck!
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:38 AM
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I give Trixie a joint maintance tablet every morning (glucosamine) and in the evening I give her 1/2 a joint maintance treat that I buy at Walmart. I also give the treat to my sheltie. They both ar doing great on it. My vet told me to give them. Trixie couldn't jump up at me and she hadly walked or played, now she is so much more active.
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:55 AM
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Thanks everyone! I've been thinking about starting Beau on something, but there are so many options...so I wanted to hear from some other chi owners first hand to see if anyone could recommend something that has really helped them.

I've heard of a lot of people using Glucosamine/Chondroiton/MSM, or a combination of those...some even use Hyaluronic Acid. So right now I'm a little confused on what would be the best choice.

Oh, I've also read that EstherC can help...has anyone else ever heard that?

And does anyone know anything about Knox Nutra Joint?

Ms. P and lilmisscookie, thanks for the links.

ETA: Foxywench, what type of Glucosamine do you give (as in what brand, etc.)? Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:52 AM
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Corky almost had a luxating patella this past early spring. The vet suggested Glucosamine to help but warned it may not fix the problem. He has been on it ever since and stopped limping within about 1 month of starting it and has not had a problem since. The vet said keeping him exercised and moving would help too. I have been very pleased with the results of using Glucosamine!
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