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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Amy Craine, Apr 21, 2020.


  1. Amy Craine

    Amy Craine PetForums Newbie

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    Hi! Looking for a little advice about joint supplements for my Border Collie (male, neutered, somewhere between 8 and 10 y/o)
    He has been reluctant to walk recently and a little stiff in the back end. Vet currently has him on painkillers (Onsoir). Going forward I would like to add some sort of joint supplement to his diet as well as adding extra oily fish to his diet.
    I was looking at a combination of golden paste and green lipped mussel powder. Would this be appropriate rather than a 'complete' type supplement like Yumove?
    Any help appreciated!
     
  2. Leanne77

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    Personally, I'd dispense with the notion of joint supplements and contact your vet about adding in more painkillers tbh.

    I think once a dog shows signs of discomfort or pain, supplements aren't that effective. My dog is on Onsior, but he's also on paracetamol, gabapentin and amantadine.
     
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  4. Amy Craine

    Amy Craine PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks Leanne. Due to the lockdown he hasn't been properly seen by a vet, just via video call. There seems to be some evidence for GLM possibly helping so think I will add some of that along with oily fish in his diet until he is able to be properly assessed by the vet. I am a member of CAM on Facebook - lots of reading to do!
     
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    I used Yumove containing GLM for one of my dogs; she was already stiff and the vet prescribed Metacam but that just gave her colitis. The Yumove made a real difference to mobility, endurance and general well-being.
     
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    Another vote for Yumove
    Definitely worth trying.
    Heidi has an ongoing soft tissue injury when she was 8. Yumove and rest got her through it.
    Because of her age and activity levels I kept her on a joint supplement but changed to Jointsure. Same ingredients, cheaper and works just as well if not better (It has slightly more green lipped mussel)
     
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    Thanks folks. Just found a 2 week Yumove trial for 5 pounds so will start with that and see how he gets on. Also looking into acupuncture for when lockdown is over.
     
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    I have a bioflow magnetic collar for my dog too. I don't know how effective it is, but some humans swear by them for how they have helped.
     
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    Just started my dog on Riaflex
     
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    I got a magnetic collar for Kite and a bracelet for me - no effect on either of us.
     
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    Yes, they seem to either work brilliantly or not at all. I don't know if it helps or not but at least it can't do any harm and I thought it was worth a shot.
     
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    Magnets, copper, hematite did nothing for me but 20 years ago I did a bit of research and put magnets under my old collies blanket. It definitely helped her. Chiselling off the ceramic from old fridge magnets was far cheaper than bioflow which hadn’t been going long at the time. I remember it was about getting the polarity right by placing them up the right way.
    Bioflow were made locally at the time. I remember their attitude was dire when I popped in for info with a view to buy. Gave me determination to improvise.
     
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    My bank account was somewhat bruised!
     
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