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Old October 30th 06, 05:59 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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I have a cocker spaniel who's on Rimadyl for arthritis, and he seems to
be doing very well but his bones sure SNAP when he walks. Is there
anything I can give him to lubricate his joints so they won't do
that????

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Old October 30th 06, 11:37 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"The Space Boss" wrote in message
oups.com...
I have a cocker spaniel who's on Rimadyl for arthritis, and he seems to
be doing very well but his bones sure SNAP when he walks. Is there
anything I can give him to lubricate his joints so they won't do
that????


...........fish body oil (salmon oil) with Vit E, also glucosamine.

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Old October 30th 06, 07:22 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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buglady wrote:


..........fish body oil (salmon oil) with Vit E, also glucosamine.


Thanks, I have heard of this before, BUT... what about "salmon
poisoning"...?

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Old October 30th 06, 08:09 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"The Space Boss" said in
rec.pets.dogs.health:

..........fish body oil (salmon oil) with Vit E, also
glucosamine.


Thanks, I have heard of this before, BUT... what about
"salmon poisoning"...?


Salmon poisoning comes from fluke parasites and can only result
from feeding your dog raw salmon from the USA Pacific Northwest.
Even then, the fluke parasite must itself be infected.

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--Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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Old October 30th 06, 09:29 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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..........fish body oil (salmon oil) with Vit E, also glucosamine.


Our clients have had good results using a product called Welactin.

http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/products...ogBrochure.pdf

We gave it to our oldster in the last year of her life and along with the
benefits of the supplements, it also made her yucky, but necessary, food
tastier. Checking today with our tech in charge of odering our products, she
said that we sell a steady amount of Welactin. We don't push it, but we at
least have first hand experience. And, no, we don't sell many products other
than our services and prescription food.


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Old November 1st 06, 12:51 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Glucosamine works well, but remember it can take 3 to 6 weeks to be
effective.


The Space Boss wrote:
I have a cocker spaniel who's on Rimadyl for arthritis, and he seems to
be doing very well but his bones sure SNAP when he walks. Is there
anything I can give him to lubricate his joints so they won't do
that????


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Old November 1st 06, 03:50 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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on Wed, 01 Nov 2006 00:51:10 GMT, wrote:

Glucosamine works well, but remember it can take 3 to 6 weeks to be
effective.


Glucosamine has also been linked to elevated blood sugar levels and
diabetes.

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Old November 1st 06, 09:35 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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hey there, i have had this problem with my older horses (clicking) and
myself (i have had arthritis since i was 17yr-am nearly 20yr) and the
best remedy i have found is omega 3-fish oil and glucosimine-also you
can talk to your vet about these products (im a vet in training)
i think that glucosimine is expensive but does the job, and if you wre
to try the fish oil it would take a couple of weeks before you noticed
any change. although in saying this i have sometimes had that the
glucosimine hasent had much effect on some animals
The Space Boss wrote:
I have a cocker spaniel who's on Rimadyl for arthritis, and he seems to
be doing very well but his bones sure SNAP when he walks. Is there
anything I can give him to lubricate his joints so they won't do
that????


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Old November 1st 06, 10:49 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Lynne" wrote in message
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Glucosamine has also been linked to elevated blood sugar levels and
diabetes.


............Unless something has come up in the past couple of years, this
isn't true. Only in people who have insulin resistance is taking
glucosamine a problem. If you have new news, please post it.

buglady
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Old November 2nd 06, 03:28 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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on Wed, 01 Nov 2006 22:49:42 GMT, "buglady"
wrote:

...........Unless something has come up in the past couple of years, this
isn't true. Only in people who have insulin resistance is taking
glucosamine a problem. If you have new news, please post it.


I only have anecdotal evidence, from my own experience. I took glucosamine
for joint problems on the advice of my internist. After several months
taking it, I became diabetic. My blood sugar levels were so high while I
was taking the glucosamine that I was having frequent heart palpitations.
My doctor had me try dietary changes, but it did not help. Just as he was
about to start me on insulin, he found research linking glucosamine to
diabetes and told me to stop taking it. Within days, my blood sugar levels
normalized. For me, that meant they became very low again as I have had
hypoglycemia since I was a teenager.

This all happened about 3 or 4 years ago and I haven't really looked into
it since then. I would be very wary about giving it to my pet not knowing
if s/he was insulin resistent. In any case, an animal taking this should
have their blood sugar levels monitored IMO.

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Lynne
 




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