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Are these Okay?

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When I rescued Rusell, The owner left these Joint Health pills with him. There are 4 bottles, actually enough for a long time.
He has no trouble, and strides really well.
I was told to use these as a preventative.
Are these okay to give, although not needed?
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I think they're probably safe to give him, altho you might want to talk to your vet about it. They're made up of glucosamine and chondroitin, humans also take them for arthritis problems. I know of some people who give them to dogs as a preventive, altho I don't know if they work as a preventive. I actually took some for my oncoming arthitis in a knee once and they didn't help at all, so I stopped taking them.

I have never given them to a dog as a preventive, I did feed one senior dog a senior kibble formula that had glucosamine and chondroitin in it. He went on to have significant joint problems, so I can't conclude anything from that.

In general, my opinion is, pending a talk with your vet, that they're probalby okay to give him, but he probably doesn't need them, since he's a young dog with no sign of joint problems.
Thanks!...Yes, maybe I better ask the vet. They gave me a ton of it, apparently spending a ton of money for no reason.
He is fine, I hate to put stuff into him, that he doesn't need, in case I need the meds to work latewr on, making him not immune to them
I think that they are okay. I give my dobe something similar to that. They arent really a medication...more of a suppplement. I could be wrong, but I dont think they grow immune to them.

But......I do think that the best thing to do would be to check with the vet. I would also check into why they were giving it to him, maybe he was showing signs of early joint problems. You would think that they would have told you....but you never know.
check with the vet, but while youare still getting to know each other, less is more IMHO.

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