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Glucosamine and Chondroitin in dog food
« on: Dec 22, 2020, 23:07 »
I notice that some dog food contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin.  I know that it is good for joints so have often bought dog food containing it.  I am now feeding cold pressed food but the brand I am using does not have it as an ingredient.  I have seen other brands that do include it as an additive.

Is it a good thing to have Glucosamine and Chondroitin in the dog's food rather than buy it as a supplement when the dog becomes a senior?


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Re: Glucosamine and Chondroitin in dog food
« Reply #1 on: Dec 23, 2020, 09:01 »
I think it is a matter of opinion. Personally I would prefer it not to be added so that the pet owner can administer the supplement at the correct dose should they wish.  I have read that it is important to obtain a good quality product - not all preparations are equal. Bone broth is said to be a good, natural source of glucosamine. It's also useful for fussy dogs as it can be sprinkled over food.
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Re: Glucosamine and Chondroitin in dog food
« Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2020, 09:44 »
I agree with Dottie. I add eggshell membrane a few times a week.
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