|Barked: Thu May 2, '13 8:47pm PST |
|Glucosamine protects whatever cartilage you have left. For example.. I started Nare on Glucosamine as soon as I brought him home at 6 weeks old and he has never had a problem with being sore / limping / anything. Granted, hes only 3 years old, but there are a lot of dogs that develop hip dysplasia before a year old, too..
I say, if you start taking it after you have developed a problem, then it is too late. You've damaged much of the cartilage and all you can do is preserve what little you have left, meaning if you go off of it then it will continue to break down. Glucosamine's effects can wear off in a week, so even a week off of it can cause the break down of cartilage again..
I personally wouldn't play around with it, especially if your boyfriend already has problems.
I also think buying the bottles are super expensive. We were buying the Kirkland brand-- which the dose is 1500mg, but to get that you have to have 3 pills. So when it said 270 pills, it would only last 90 days and not 270.
We now buy the powder and its soo much easier to not have to wrestle Nare to give him the pills..
We buy from here:
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