can i give my dog (german Shepherd) human glucosamine tablets from CVS? If so, what kind?
on Dec 19th 2009
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Yes, you can. You would also use the human dose... usually 1500 mg per day. I buy the ones called "osteo bi flex" with glucosamine and chondroiten and some other stuff. My vet said they were fine for the dogs.
Yes, you can. You cannot however, just automatically give your dog 1500 mg in a day! It NEEDS to be adjusted to your dogs weight.
Here is a chart I have bookmarked for myself:
Glucosamine (and glucosamine in combination with chondroitin sulfate) is used to treat joint pain associated with athritis. This is a long term treatment whose effects may not be immediately noticeable.
total per day
under 25 lbs 500 milligrams 500 milligrams
25-50 lbs 1000 milligrams
over 50 lbs 1500 milligrams
I started my adult female Rottweiler, Maya off on two tablets a day, taken at separate times in the day. I moved her up to four and she did fine.
Maya - In Loving Memory answered on 12/19/09. Helpful? / 0
I did this years ago, but i cut them in half for my dog to take. I hope this works for your dog, it really helped mine.
Seth answered on 12/20/09. Helpful? / 0