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675347 tn?1365464245
How much Glucosamine do I give my dog?
Please does anyone know the dosage of Glucosamine Sulphate for dogs? How many milligrams per pound body weight?

Also, is it ok to give my dog the regular Glucosamine (which people take) as it is so much cheaper to buy that at the supermarket, than to get it from the vet, or to buy dog treats which contain it!

Thanks for any help or suggestions, anyone. Ginger.
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172023 tn?1334675884
Ginger, I was looking for that exact info today.  Here's what I found:

http://www.walkervalleyvet.com/otc-meds.htm
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765775 tn?1366028291
It is usually 500 mg. tablets. I have used the brands that you can buy in the health food stores but I do spend the extra money at the Vet because Bullies get very sore hips and will push them to the point where they can't move the next day if they get excited too much. So I give them Consequin DS.

Here are the recommended doses by weight:

10-24lbs - 1 tablet daily

25-49lbs - 2 tablets daily

50-100lbs. - 3 daily

Over 100lbs- 4 daily

I give mine 2 a day. The average weight is 55lbs.
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I have a 60 pound dog with major arthritis. It's very hard for her to get up on things anymore and get up the stairs. I have 1500 mg glucosamine and 1200 mg conjoint and pills. I would like to start giving it to her but I don't know  how much is safe. Should I do one 1500 mg pill two times a day? Or 1500 mg pill once a day?  I'd like to start giving it to her in the morning. I can't seem to find much information online. Please help
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172023 tn?1334675884
This is a good article about glucosamine and chondroitin.  Often vitamin C is evidently added for canines, to enhance uptake.

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1448&aid=670
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675347 tn?1365464245
Thank you so much, both of you.
Peek, I looked at that site. It is excellent info. on all kinds of meds you can and can't give to your dogs/cats. Thanks.

I can give her a 500mg tablet then, as she is 28lbs. She had a broken back leg about 6 -7 years ago (before she came to live with me) and occasionally it 'twinges' her. Today it did that  -she was not as keen to chase the frisbee as she usually is!- and I gave her a homoeopathic remedy Rhus Tox, which seemed to work miracles. I had to run an errand at 2pm, and when I came back at 3.30 the leg didn't seem to be bothering her.
But after a broken bone like that, it is common to get arthritis, so I thought I'd start her on Glucosamine as a regular thing.
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675347 tn?1365464245
.....By the way.........7 dog-treats (a week's supply) containing Glucosamine =£5.75
I bottle Glucosamine Sulphate tabs 500mg.(30) (a month's supply)  from supermarket =£1.45 !
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I read an article a few weeks ago about giving the human glucosamine to dogs, the person writing the article was not a vet but a knowledgeable expert in dog breeding. They said that the vet and pet store glucosamine is not as good because it contains a lot more salt than the human form.
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