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Do any of you have any knowledge/experience with glucosamine chondroitin supplements and what brand to give? The vet recommended these for Parker and I'm trying to find out if the human formula can be used for dogs. The pet version is 2-3 times more expensive than the human version. Some articles I've read say that the ingredients in the human brands is better quality and that it can be used for animals.... Im not sure if this is true. It's my understanding that the vitamin industry isn't closely regulated and the pet type is probably even less so, unfortunately. Thanks, Teresa
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that's right , I never buy pet suppliments only human grade. Mercola has a great product Pet Joint Supplements | Healthy Joint Support
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Do any of you have any knowledge/experience with glucosamine chondroitin supplements and what brand to give? The vet recommended these for Parker and I'm trying to find out if the human formula can be used for dogs. The pet version is 2-3 times more expensive than the human version. Some articles I've read say that the ingredients in the human brands is better quality and that it can be used for animals.... Im not sure if this is true. It's my understanding that the vitamin industry isn't closely regulated and the pet type is probably even less so, unfortunately. Thanks, Teresa
Yes, Kodi takes it daily to protect his joints, because he works hard, and we want him to stay sound. He takes Glycoflex II, which is the one made from mussels. He has a beef allergy, and even the bovine trachea in the regular Glycoflex is too much for him.
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Yes, Kodi takes it daily to protect his joints, because he works hard, and we want him to stay sound. He takes Glycoflex II, which is the one made from mussels. He has a beef allergy, and even the bovine trachea in the regular Glycoflex is too much for him.
Karen - VetriScience Laboratories is not offering Glycoflex 2 anymore/right now; instead, they have Glycoflex 3. Have your tried that version or do you think it's too strong for a dog that is not recovering from orthopedic surgery?

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Karen - VetriScience Laboratories is not offering Glycoflex 2 anymore/right now; instead, they have Glycoflex 3. Have your tried that version or do you think it's too strong for a dog that is not recovering from orthopedic surgery?
Don't know! When we run out of our current bottle (or get close) I'll have to see what his vet recommends. He has an appointment in a couple of weeks so I can ask her then!


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I'm still finding GlycoFlex II on Amazon, Chewy and also on the VetriScience web page.
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I'm still finding GlycoFlex II on Amazon, Chewy and also on the VetriScience web page.
On the VetriScience Online Store, the various Glycoflex 2 products appear but there is no ADD TO CART option, which is not the case for Glycoflex 1 and Glycoflex 3 products. I don't want to order from Amazon as I've had some bad experiences where I received outdated goods and I don't want to risk that for my pup. I want to ensure Emmie gets legitimate glucosamine and not something that's on sale because it's older.

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I think Twinkle was 15 or 16 when we started her on it, and it did make a difference. I think it's just ground up Cow trachea.
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I think Twinkle was 15 or 16 when we started her on it, and it did make a difference. I think it's just ground up Cow trachea.
Or ground up green mussel, depending on the type!
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On the VetriScience Online Store, the various Glycoflex 2 products appear but there is no ADD TO CART option, which is not the case for Glycoflex 1 and Glycoflex 3 products. I don't want to order from Amazon.
What about Chewy? They show Glycoflex 2. I've always thought that Chewy was pretty reliable. I certainly understand wanting to get top quality products for your sweetie.
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