Glucosamine-sulfate with vitamin C
- Glucosamine very successful in dogs with osteoarthritis and dysplasia
- Popular due to the high quality of products for human use - 99% pure
- Cheaper than special products for animals
- Also suitable for horses and cats
- Independently tested by NutriControl GMP certified
- Very affordable bulk packaging
Glucosamine is very suitable for the treatment of dogs with osteoarthritis and / or hip dysplasia.
- protects the cartilage in the joints against further breakdown
- fights the pain
- improves mobility and joint lubrication
Thousands of our customers give glucosamine to their dogs and the experiences are often very good. In general results are even better than in humans!
We have seen old dogs that could hardly get out of their basket go out with their owner again without any problems: they run and jump around like young dogs. Not every dog reacts so strongly to the treatment; the results may vary. But in general, their bosses are very excited about the results. The chance of success is about 80 to 90% (in humans 60 to 70%).
Osteoarthritis is a common complaint in dogs, often in combination with hip dysplasia. The disease usually affects older dogs, but there are also dogs that suffer from it at a young age.
Vets often prescribe pain relievers. Unfortunately, these can be unhealthy for the dog with long-term use. In addition, they usually only fight the symptoms and do little about the underlying cause. Glucosamine does. And it is safe; even with long-term use there are no serious side effects.
While people sometimes think that the so-called placebo effect causes the improvement ('I take something for my joint complaints, so I feel better'), this is not the case with dogs. They do not realize that they are getting anything against the joint complaints, so if they can walk and jump more easily and pain-free, then it is clear where the improvement comes from.
On average it takes a few weeks for the first improvement to become noticeable and the optimal result is usually achieved after a few months. This beneficial effect will persist as long as treatment is continued. Long-term use is no problem. Unlike pain killers and anti-inflammatories, there is no risk of dangerous side effects in the long-term.
The fact that our Glucosamine is focused on human use is not seen as an objection but rather as a recommendation. Many customers, including dog breeders and owners of dog training centers, choose the product because it meets the very high standards for human use. They know the quality is okay.
Nevertheless, the product is priced much more favorably than most special animal products. Knowing that people will do anything for their dogs often leads to exaggerated prices.
The dosages for special animal products are regularly too low, despite these higher prices. With our product your dog will receive the correct dosage. Our labels indicate the dosage for humans, but below you can see under 'Dosage' which dosage applies to your dog.
Dogs that are bred or young dogs with a hereditary burden have a high chance of developing hip dysplasia and therefore osteoarthritis. Glucosamine can be used preventively to reduce the risk of joint problems or to limit the severity of it.
Our advice is to wait with treatment until the dogs have outgrown the puppy stage. For the small breeds this is after about a year, for the larger breeds after about a year and a half. The bones and joints are then fully grown.
There are no indications that glucosamine can prevent hip dysplasia from developing, but it can happen that the cartilage in the joints is quickly damaged by the load on the poorly formed bones.
Older horses or horses that are under heavy strain can develop osteoarthritis. This debilitating disease can even lead to lameness. With glucosamine it is possible to slow down the progression of cartilage wear. The consequences, such as pain and listlessness, can also be treated well.
The dosage is high. For a horse of 500 to 600 kg it is three times as high as for humans. That means a dose of 6 capsules (4500 mg) of glucosamine per day. This is often very effective.
The capsules may optionally be given at the same time or spread over the day. This can be done directly in the horse's mouth or mixed with the food.
Even old cats can sometimes develop osteoarthritis. There is a lot of experience with glucosamine in dogs with osteoarthritis, but little in cats. There is no reason to believe that cats do not respond as well as dogs to glucosamine treatment. However, due to the limited experience, the dosage is not easy to determine.
In a dog, this amounts to about 200 mg glucosamine per 5 kg body weight. In cats it is preferable to use a somewhat lower dose of 150 mg per 5 kg. So you can calculate the dosage for your cat yourself.
That 150 mg is 1/5 part of a 750 mg capsule of glucosamine. The capsule can be opened simply by pulling the two halves apart, after which the necessary part of the loose powder can be sprinkled through the food. It is okay if a little more is given one day and a little less the next.
180 capsules of 750 mg glucosamine sulphate (595 mg glucosamine base) and 6 mg vitamin C.
Ingredients per capsule: Glucosamine sulphate, Potassium chloride (stabilizer), Vitamin C, Magnesium stearate, Gelatin (capsule), Natural coloring agent caramel (capsule).
Glucosamine is extracted from shellfish.
The dosage depends on the weight of the dog.
- Up to 7.5 kg: 1/3 capsule per day (you can open the capsule and put a third of the powder into the food every day)
- 7.5-15 kg: 1 capsule every two days
- 15-30 kg: 1 capsule per day
- 30-40 kg: 1 to 2 capsules per day
- 40 kg and more: 2 capsules per day
All capsules may be given at the same time, it is not necessary to spread the intake over the day. It makes no difference to the effect.
However, it is advisable to give the capsules together with the food. They whole capsule can be mixed in the food; the dog will probably eat the soft capsules along with the food. If not, it is possible to open the capsules and sprinkle the loose powder over the food and mix it.
Glucosamine has no serious side effects, even with long-term use.
The minor side effects that occur in some dogs (an estimated 5%) are hypersensitivity of the gastrointestinal tract. In those cases, it usually involves excess stomach acid, constipation or diarrhea. In general, this can be prevented by giving the capsules together with the food.
The information on this page was provided by Glucosamine.com.