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Hi all, my name is Barnaby and i am 12 years old, i have just had cancer surgery and am recovering well, over the last couple of years i have gradually lost the bounce in my back legs. Mum gives me a chew everyday containing 500mg of glucosomine and 500mg mussel lipid powder it seems to have helped a bit but i still drag my back paws and can't into the car or on mums bed like i used to. Does anyone have any suggestions should we increase the dose? Hugs to all x
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My vet told me to give my old girl 1000 mgs of glucosamine per day. I gave one in the morning and one at night.
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It may be time to talk to your vet about something stronger. There are a lot of different options that can help make them more comfortable. There are also some natural supplements, if you don't want to go the painkiller route. I give my 12 year old Sashas Blend (as well as a painkiller) but there are many others. I know the Sashas helps her joints and eases allover stiffness.

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My 12 year old Clyde gets a monthly adequan injection, a monthly laser treatment, along with a daily gabapentin, glucosamine, chondroiton, and MSM.


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500 mg of glucosamine a day is not enough. Should be getting twice that. And I would be talking with the vet about something for pain.

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