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Dog food and feeding => Dog foods => Topic started by: vivann on Dec 22, 2020, 23:07

Title: Glucosamine and Chondroitin in dog food
Post by: vivann 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?
Title: Re: Glucosamine and Chondroitin in dog food
Post by: Dottie 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.
Title: Re: Glucosamine and Chondroitin in dog food
Post by: Seaweed on Dec 23, 2020, 09:44
I agree with Dottie. I add eggshell membrane a few times a week.
The Benefits of Eggshell Membrane for Dogs & Cats with Billy Hoekman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR4O662fGh0