Can you give dogs OTC glucosamine?
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I'm not certain about OTC, but I know that some dog foods and dog food suppliments have glucosamine in it. A natural source of glucosamine is chicken feet, which I gave to my GSD daily to help with her arthritis up until I started giving her a suppliment that included glucosamine as well as helping with weight management. I would, however, still be feeding chicken feet if I didn't need the weight management help.
Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 4/23/09. Helpful? / 0
Yes, go ahead. Try poking around the Arthritis Foundation's website. They have a page on dogs and arthritis.
Aster answered on 4/23/09. Helpful? / 0
If you are using human-grade Glucosamine, the combination pills containing Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM are the best choice.
In addition, a good quality Ester-C supplement also supports joint health. Start that off at a small dosage and work your way up, as it's known to cause upset tummies.
If you want to go to a product made specifically for dogs, you cannot go wrong with Synovi G3. It's a great supplement and makes a world of difference in a dog's joint health. My 6 year old German Shepherd, who has arthritis in her right hind leg is on that and Ester-C and doing well enough to still keep up on pack hikes and other strenuous activities.
Abby answered on 4/23/09. Helpful? / 0
You can but they do make glucosamine for dogs too that comes in chewable tablets or liquid. Most human glucosamine comes in pill form or flavored liquids. I would consult a vet before giving a dog OTC human glucosamine just to be on the safe side that you're giving the right amount.