Dasuquin with MSM

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Dasuquin with MSM

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anyone using this? is it working? any side effects?
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No experience with this product, but of course I had to go and read up on it :wink: The only difference between Dasuquin and Cosequin seems to be the addition to Dasuquin of avocado and soybean, plus some artificial flavoring. They are both made by the same company..Nutramax. So, price may be the only qualifier you want to consider. Though there is one little point I'd like to make....you have to be very careful about products with soybeans as soybeans are a highly genetically modified agricultural product :evil: Personally, I won't touch a product with soybean unless it says the soybeans are organically grown. JMPO Also, artificial flavorings should be avoided if at all possible. JMPO

Remember, dogs vary in their improvement or non-improvement when taking supplements, and of course drugs also. Probably the best thing is to just try one and see how it goes…if no noticeable change after a few weeks (or use up the bottle), then try the other. I'll be interested also to hear of anyone using Dasuquin and how it worked.

I just started Cassie on a joint supplement product….she is 12 now and though not showing any signs of joint discomfort I thought “can’t hurt, might help, probably won’t be able to tell” :roll:
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Just curious what joint supplement did you chose to go with ???

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Barb Wright wrote:
I just started Cassie on a joint supplement product….she is 12 now and though not showing any signs of joint discomfort I thought “can’t hurt, might help, probably won’t be able to tell” :roll:
EEks - I hate hearing that Cassie is 12! Agree with what you're saying about the joint supplement. My horse vet once said to me "if your horse isn't having a problem then you won't know if the supplement works. On the other hand, if your horse never has a problem then you can claim it's because of the supplement!" You win either way! :)
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janet909 wrote:Just curious what joint supplement did you chose to go with ???
It's called "Joint Regenesis" by Medallion Nutrition. The glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, and Hyaluronic Acid are not high dosage (therapeutic) levels. It also contains Vit. C, N-Acetyl Cysteine, S.O.D., and phyto nutrients boswellia, Quercitin, Yucca, and Tumeric. Probiotics and enzymes. It's a sort of broad spectrum supplement and not really aimed at a known specific geriatric problem. If I thought Cassie actually had joint problems I would use a supplement with higher dosages of the specific supplements that address those problems.
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Do you buy it over the Internet??

Moby is really starting to show his age at 9. He gets really stiff after hikes. It's funny because Shep is around the same age but he's a wild man in the field. He runs and climbs twice as much as Moby. Sometimes I wonder if we've hiked Moby so much during his nine years that he's just worn out. It's like being a life long power athlete....maybe your joints give out sooner than the dog who maybe didn't have a very active life (given away because they didn't have time for him) and now has the stamina at 9 yrs. old to run like a maniac. Hmmmm......

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janet909 wrote:Do you buy it over the Internet??
No. I got it at a local health food store that also carries dog/cat supplies. Read the label and it sounded good enough for my purposes.

I think any athlete, dog or otherwise, that has used and abused their bodies throughout the years will more likely have age related discomforts because of the useage, which usually includes minor injuries as well. That said, a lifetime of proper and appropriate nutrition will go a long way toward keeping age related problems at a minimum. No getting away from it though, age just by itself takes a toll :( Getting old is not for wimps :wink: :P
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Re: Dasuquin with MSM

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I'd be curious if there is a web site or phone number on the label. I couldn't find it at our TINY health food store and haven't been able to find it on the Internet. Thanks.

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Janet....their website is under construction. Here is their address:

Medallion Pro Nutrition, Inc.
Carefree AZ
1-800-673-4144

Just started using it so no testimonial.... :) I got it at New Frontiers Health Food here in Prescott. May be a worthy product, may not....just giving it a whirl :)
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We use Cosequin DS for Buckley. We started him on it after we found out he had luxating patellas and was showing some early signs of pain and reduced mobility. Since he's been on it, his knees are a little more stable. His left leg was actually downgraded from Grade 2 to Grade 1 at the last appointment!! (That means the vet could manually dislocate the patella, but didn't have to manually reduce it this time.)

Cosequin was named in a recent study; it was the only brand that consistently contained the amount of active ingredients listed on the packaging (I can't remember the name of the journal that looked at this). So I'd trust the brand if you really want to try Dasuquin.
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:oops: Thanks for getting the thread back on track Candice :) Cosequin has a good track record, that is important. With KNOWN problems go with a supplement that has a history.

The only other thing I really like to see in a supplement for joint problems is green lipped mussel. I have personal experience with this as the supplement saved me from having surgery on my knee for a torn miniscus and a torn ACL. After a protocol of GLM (which I still pulse from time to time) my knee was better and stronger than it had been for the previous 25 years :D Just wanted to put that on the table for consideration as well :D
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Barb, is there a source for ONLY green-lipped mussel? I'm having success with Cosequin so I'd like to keep him on that but if I can add green lipped mussel to what he's already getting, maybe I can get even better results.
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Yes....Perna from DaVinci labs http://www.davincilabs.com/vitamins_sup ... /perna.php

It was a miracle supplement for me :D
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We had a foster 2 summers ago that had a shoulder injury when he arrived into foster care only 1 year old. We saw an orthopedic specialist did physical therapy as well as water therapy to regain his mobility and strength. She advised me to put him on Cosamin DS 1 capsule a day for the rest of his life to avoid early arthritis. She said you can buy Cosamin DS (people version) break the capsule open and sprinkle it on his food. It is equivalent to what is in Cosequin DS and it is much cheaper than the dog version.

Which is true on Amazon there is a company that sells 3 108 count bottles (a 325 day supply) of the Cosamin DS for $88.00
Where Cosequin DS is $147.00 for 250 tablets quite a difference :shock:
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And the orthopedic doc at my vet's says every dog over the age of 7 should get Glucosamine, routinely. Just his opinion, but I respect his opinions, and, like Barb says, it doesn't hurt.
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