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dog treats w/ glucosamine??

kaykay
April 18th, 2007, 10:02 AM
I would like to make dog treats for my old lab and put glucosamine right in the treat, but I don't know if cooking gluc... would lower the effects of it?? Or if anyone knows of a recipe that doesn't require cooking?
Thanks for any help:pawprint: And my ol'boy thanks you too:dog:

rainbow
April 18th, 2007, 01:54 PM
The cooking would elimate the benefits of the glucosamine. I don't feed raw but I'm sure ScottB or Technodoll will have some information for you.

mummummum
April 18th, 2007, 01:56 PM
If your dog likes yoghurt or keffir...

You can get liquid orange-flavoured glucosamine which you can easily mix with plain yoghurt or keffir for dessert.

rainbow
April 18th, 2007, 02:11 PM
I never thought of that. :o I add plain organic yogurt to my dogs food and put the glucosamine/chondroitin tablet in it and they gobble it right up. :thumbs up

technodoll
April 18th, 2007, 02:22 PM
the easiest way to get a full dose of glucosamine in your dog, IMO, is to simply drop the tablet down their throat between two cookies. it slides right down with all the drool :p

mummummum
April 18th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Lucky for you Techno you got the Beanie's. And I've got the grrrl's who I can pretty much reach down into their intestines if I really wanted to. But Declan ? Nuh-Uh. This is a dog who has obviously never had a pill, didn't get his ears or teeth etc checked or done. Frankly, I've got more important battles than trying to find a way to get my hand in his mouth.


And Rainbow ~ Even the grrrl's will lick their way around the pill. :laughing:

This is just waaaayyyyy easier.

We'll work on the mouth thing with the Declan lad ~ later.

technodoll
April 18th, 2007, 03:12 PM
he he - use a straw? :D KIDDING!

how about liquid glucosamine? it's like a syrup... 1500mg per tablespoon.

kaykay
April 18th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Lately I've been putting his pills in a teaspoon of peanut butter but I was hoping for something more healthy. He gobbles it down but he is getting major build up on his teeth. Oh-my-goodness here I go on teeth again. Do I have teeth issues or what???;)

rainbow
April 18th, 2007, 06:19 PM
My lab is the easiest in the world to pill. He gets his third tablet before he goes to bed. I just steal four or five little cat food kibbles from their bowl and put them in a bowl with the tablet and whoosh, everything is gone. :D I swear he gobbles the tablet first because it's the biggest. :laughing:

Scott_B
April 18th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Yeah Rosco just takes his ill with a lil peanut butter on it.

CyberKitten
April 19th, 2007, 07:45 PM
My brother gives glucosamine to his choc lab and while it seems to work - (but he has also had surgery and goes to the vet constantly to make sure he's doing OK). There is a recently released study that shows glucosamine is useless but I don't want to give in yet, lol It is one of the few alternative meds ppl claim works for them and if a patient tells me it helps their pain, who am I to argue - it could be psychological but maybe not? I tried it and it was useless for my very serious joint pain but I don't believe in anecdotal info - I am one person of many.
I actually got in an argument with another doc this am about the study because it was one of those traditional ones that compared glucosamine to a placebo but I prefer a better designed study that compared it to other meds so while it did have a good sampling design, I am not ready to say it does not work yet!

technodoll
April 19th, 2007, 08:35 PM
hubby and i have seen a definite improvement in maika's rear legs since she's on glucosamine/chondroitin. i doubt it's psychological in her case :D

mummummum
April 25th, 2007, 12:41 AM
... There is a recently released study that shows glucosamine is useless ...I actually got in an argument with another doc this am about the study because it was one of those traditional ones that compared glucosamine to a placebo but I prefer a better designed study that compared it to other meds so while it did have a good sampling design, I am not ready to say it does not work yet!

Which study( and in which Journal) is that Cyberkitten ? I'd like to look at it myself.

kaykay
April 27th, 2007, 10:14 AM
I would say that the gluc.. is definately working in my dogs case. Before I started giving it to him he could hardly make it up our stairs, and he would stumble going down them, he still has a hard time jumping up on my bed though. It has not cured him, but he is better when he is on it.

I made up my own recipe and he likes it. Its kinda like peanut butter balls but without the chocolate and extra sugar.

I put half peanut butter and half rice crispies then add the gluc.. according to how much I made and rolled it into balls and put it in the fridge.

It is so much easier to give him and i see it everytime i open the fridge so i never miss a day.

Frenchy
April 27th, 2007, 11:35 AM
but I was hoping for something more healthy.

I split a banana for the dogs after their dinner, it's great to hold pills. They love it!

rainbow
April 27th, 2007, 03:26 PM
Which study( and in which Journal) is that Cyberkitten ? I'd like to look at it myself.

I'd like to see it too. :)

mydogs
May 7th, 2007, 09:15 AM
my Maltese has been on the glosamine/chondroiton pill for 7 years since he tore his cruciate ligaments [both legs] and i think because of the pill he didn't need surgery,the Dr. felt he was healing nicely and today [beside being over weight]he's perfect:)