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.
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.
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.
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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