8:59 11 June 2010

Joint Care and Side Effects

Do pet arthritis supplements have any harmful side effects?  The answer is generally NO.  There have been very few side effects observed in dogs taking Glucosamine and Chondroitin products.  One name brand carrier of these supplements, Drs. Foster and Smith have literally sold tens of thousands of these products and have never seen a single, severe side effect.  Rarely a dog will vomit or get diarrhea if started on high doses.  If the supplements are given with food and in the right dosage, the symptoms usually don’t present themselves.  The safety of these supplements make them suitable for long term use.  Also, once a pet has been on a quality product for 6-8 weeks, the dose can often be reduced.

If you have any questions about your pet’s artritis and adverse effects from supplements, consult your Veterinarian.  If recommended, your dog can be given both joint supplements and an anti-inflammatory pain reliever together.  Many dogs taking a natural supplement no longer require a pain reliever.  However, some dogs may need to be on a low dose of pain relieving meds to help maintain their comfort while on supplements.  Other supplements like pet vitamins and fatty acids are often combined with Glucosamine and Chondroitin and given to pets with no side effects.

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One Response to “Joint Care and Side Effects”

  1. Nice Job! Great post!

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