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Joint care for 12 year old golden retriever

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Jon Davies, Jan 7, 2020.


  1. Jon Davies

    Jon Davies PetForums Newbie

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    Hey guys, looking for some advice on good joint care tablets or sachets for a 12 year old golden retriever. He is struggling with his back legs but still loves playing as much as he always has. Just want something that has been used and recommended to improve his quality of life.
     
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    CheddarS PetForums VIP

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    I use YuMove, expensive but used by a lot of sporting dogs
     
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    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I use Yumove on my 11 year old Labradoodle and she's acting like a youngster again

    There is a human version which I might start using
     
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    Jaxons on YuMOVE but I’m considering moving him onto jointsure.
     
  8. JoanneF

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    I think it was Tabelmabel that checked and the Jointsure has the same ingredients as Yumove but actually contains more of one of them.
     
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    Squeeze PetForums VIP

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    And for a fraction of the price...!
    Thanks @JoanneF... I’ve seen it mentioned here before and thought about changing but couldn’t remember what it was called.
     
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    Let us know how it goes. It will be interesting to see if the results of Yumove are maintained (hopefully).
     
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    Personally if I was moving from YuMove then would go to Riaflex, as supposed to be very good.
     
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    Squeeze PetForums VIP

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    @CheddarS - I’ve not heard of that one before... Thank you, I’ll check it out
     
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    I've been giving Jet Glucosamine complex for pets from Holland and Barrets for over 6 months. There's been a real improvement in his walking and, he's even started running properly again. Its a bit on the expensive side, but H&B are always having sales so that's when I stock up.
     
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    Another vote for Jointsure here :)
     
  15. Westcoast20

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    I use Yumove for my yorkie I did notice an improvement in stiffness. I buy it from Amazon as it's much cheaper than the vets.
     
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    Have a look at the Canine Arthritis Website page, theres loads of ideas for dogs with arthritic joints, including lifestyle changes around things like putting rugs down to stop slipping, care on stairs, lifestyle change etc.

    On their website and facebook there is alot of information about supplements and some of the claims some of them make without any evidence - so worth having a good read and research. The website is run by vets and has alot of input from other industry experts.


    https://caninearthritis.co.uk/managing-arthritis/diet-and-nutrition/choosing-nutraceuticals/

    https://caninearthritis.co.uk/managing-arthritis/diet-and-nutrition/available-supplements/

    https://caninearthritis.co.uk/
     
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    I've tried it in the past but it gave my old collie diarrhoea (and I introduced it very, very slowly).
     
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    I changed from Yumove to Jointsure 2 months ago.
    Possibly a slight improvement. Definitely as good as.
    Identical to Yumove apart from a little more green lipped mussel and much cheaper.
     
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