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Old 10-31-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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Seems like my old guy stiffens up after a couple hour hunt. Just started this fall where it was this bad. After a hunt I give him asprine and also have been giving him conjointin. Also give him conjointin when not hunting.

Anything else I can try?
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My 2 year old lab has joint problems, we give her Dasuquin. The vet is recomending the Adequan, which is a shot, if it gets any worse. You can get Rymydal from the vet wich is an anti-inflamitory with pain meds in it but I don't think you want to use that as a long term solution. We also tried the asprin on the vets recomendation and she had a few specs of blood in her vommit one night and that was the last we tried that.

Have you looked into a product called "Zoom Dog". It sounds like it is marketed for the kind of use you are describing. I don't know much else about it though.
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I have used for the last 21 years on multiples of my old and bred dogs. 1500mg Glucosamine/ 1200mg Chondroitin 2 times a day. Plus 2000mg Ester C daily (Esters C replaces lubrication in the joints and helps rebuild collagen) It really does work.

It also is proven to help in the prevention of Canine Hip Dysplasia
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X2 on the glucosamine, I give that along with a 1 Dog asprin to my 13 year old Lab and it helps him get around allot better. But if he does miss a dose I can tell it the next day.
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Mine just turned 7 and shows signs of pain after some hunts. She can barley walk at night whines and limps to the door before bed, but she is ready to rock at 5 am the next morning.

I have been useing asprine the past few hunts. I am going to look into glucosamine at my next vet appt.
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Where are you getting the Ester C and the glucosamine and condroiton with that many mg's? The Dasiquan has 900mg and 350mg and that is the most I can find for pets. A 3 month supply runs about $90.

I mentioned my dog's wieght in a previous thread about food and now that this joint thread has popped up I am going to share a story with all of you regarding my pup Jayda. Look for it in the next 10 minutes or so.
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You can purchase both of these at walmart in the vitamin section. The Ester C comes in 1000mg tablets. You really need to give both to have the best results.
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Keep a couple things in mind...
When you give a dog aspirin it should be a low dose buffered aspirin. I give my old dog the 80mg time release type for heart health only after a hunt.

And the other thing is when you are buying glucosamine, chondroitin,fish oils, ester c, etc... buying it in the form sold for human consumption gets you a better product because it is more closely regulated than the versions marketed to pets. That is also how you get the higher doses. The downside is that it doesnt come in the meat flavored chewable form!
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Hate to say it but keep em out of the ice cold water. My old guy, just couldn't move after a day in the frigid water. JMO but I agree with the glucosamine/condroitin meds........
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I have no idea if this works or is even true but had an old timer we used to train with tell me that a raw egg over their food everynight would help.

Justin Tackett from Waterdog told me once that the new product REHYDRATE was supposed to help with this as well

Had something to do with the membrane, if I remeber correctly.
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Oscar, we maybe we know the same old guy, because I was told the same thing.

I was also told to give them a pound of burger a week to help replace proteins during hunting season.

The one thing that I found out this year, is keep your dog at an ideal weight. Mine was hitting the feed bag hard and I didn't realize he had gained 10 lbs due to chessies growing their fall hair. I just though his coat was thickening. I had to pick him up to put him in the boat after the opener hunt. He was pretty sore. He dropped the 10lbs since then and is running like a champ again. No more soreness. He is pretty young though.
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