Just a week or so and my 10-year-old heeler mix is getting better. He was fine until this winter when he starter really struggling to get up from laying down and jumping onto the bed. Made me sad. He’s always been so active. So, I switched from Rejuvenate I’d been giving him for awhile, which wasn’t working. I think he’s feeling better already because he’s actually chasing his younger ‘sister’ through the snow again. Update: Almost 2 week’s and I have a 5-year-Old again!
My poor fur baby was having some pain in her hips that wouldn't go away - she'd crawl under the bed and whine all night (it broke my heart!) so neither of us got any sleep - massaging seemed to help but I don't always have the time between work and life, in general. She's a large dog, so I know it's not unusual to see hip displaysia or joint problems so I did a bit of research; I didn't want her to have to go through a surgery - she's got 3 brothers that like to rough-house so recovery would be difficult and that would be the last resort. Having knee-joint pain myself, glucosamine has always made my joints feel better so I wanted to see if I could find something like that for her. My search led me to this - it had all the joint lubrication properties I've been familiar with in glucosamine and claimed it could help repair the damage within and it was very highly recommended and rated on nearly every site I found - we didn't have anything to lose (except more sleep) so I ordered it. Within a few days her pain went away, which I was greatly relieved to see - for her to complain/whine in the first place was a great testament to the pain she was in :( - and she seemed to like the taste (we'd taken them before in the past but she never liked the taste but begrudgingly ate them at my behest; they smell like they taste better too :P). She still hobbles around sometimes but cooler/wet weather has always made us flare up but all-in-all, it's helped so much. I'm so grateful to have found this and it worked faster (6-8 weeks is what it claims, which is typical for ANY meds) than I could have hoped for. We've only been taking it for a little over 4 weeks - I'm hoping to see full results soon! She's my precious angel and I want her to always be her sweet, happy self!
My dog does like the taste of these and will eat them with no problem. But I’m not sure if it’s helping. He still has trouble with his back legs/hips because of arthritis. It’s hard to tell if it would be even worse without these supplements. He is a rescue dog from the shelter so his age is not certain, but the vet estimates him at about 13 years. Maybe he’s too old and his arthritis is too advanced. I’ll have to take him back to the vet and see if there are other options to improve his quality of life.
Updating my review, adding that final star. After several weeks use, my parent's dog is considerably better and not limping at all now. I am convinced.
First impression is that these big ugly tablets would be next to impossible to get any dog to take. I was totally wrong. Bought these for my parents dog, who was diagnosed with a "trick knee" so I read up on it and this supplement was one of the recommended things to try. She gobbled the pill up, and has every day since. Not sure yet if it will help, will come back in 4-6 weeks to update. I like that for a smaller dog, you break the pill in half. We should be able to see with just one bottle if it helps her or not.
I give this to my German shepherd every other day. He's a 1 year old and I give it to him as a vitamin to prevent any hip problems later in life. He doesn't chew it or like the flavor. I place it in on the back of his tongue and then I throw pieces of ham at him, forcing him to swallow it. Whatever works , haha!
Have been buying this product for years from local store but it's hit or miss whether they have it in stock. Glad to see I can buy it online for the same price. It really helps my 12 year old aussie mix. Definitely noticed a difference within a short period of time. Has more glucosamine than other brands I've tried and don't have to feed multiple pills per day. Love this product!
My 10 year old Maltese has been taking this for years now. In fact, I switched between Nutramax 30 Count Cosequin and Cosequin DS Chewables Plus MSM 60ct, and both work perfect. When he was a lot younger, he had a knee problem. The vet said the surgery was expensive and there was a 50-50 chance. He was on the supplement since then. Now he has no problem with his knee at all. Even the vet said so! I will for sure continue giving him Cosequin.
My senior dog was limping and was having a hard time getting up from a laying position. He had zero energy, and he would only walk a few feet out the back door, go potty.... then turn around and come right back in. Within 4 days of taking this supplement he completely stopped limping, and a few days later... he even wanted to go for an evening walk. Now when he goes in the back yard he is not only moving quicker, but he is even roaming around and enjoying being outside.
Our 10 year old Husky mix was ha ing trouble getting into bed. I bought her stairs, which helped, but she was still a bit shaky. Decide to try this and I noticed some improvement within a week, but after two, she was happily walking up the step with no trouble. She is also taking longer walks and ecem running which she had almost stopped completely.
My husky has some hips issues. I've been giving her this and Omega Bites and I have seen a marked difference in her running, bouncing, and hopping. She gallops up the stairs now, whereas she was walking with each leg individually going up a step at a time before. She still doesn't jump up on people like her sister, though, but she's only been taking it for about 5 weeks.