My vet wants me to start my 2 year old mutt (basset like body shape) on glucosamine & chondroitin after a knee injury. She advised me to just grab the type for humans because it's much less expensive. So I did. I picked up the Target store brand glucosamine chondroitin complex plus MSM.
3 tablets =
1500 mg glucosamine
1500 mg MSM
200 mg chondroitin
The vet said 500 mg 2x day for my 35 pound dog. Switch to 1x day after a month.
Now I'm having a hard time getting him to take them! He ate the first one after I stuffed it into a cube of london broil but has quickly figured out what I'm up too. I've been trying to get clever but I'm afraid he truly does have some cattle dog in him. Smart bugger.
Today I crushed up the pill and sprinkled it over a little pasta with red sauce (his favorite) then turned the pasta treat upside down onto his kibble and stuck the Rimadyl inside one of the pieces of penne. He ate the pasta but was obviously unimpressed and kept walking away. I think it took him 4 times as long to eat his dinner tonight and I found the Rimadyl on the floor. He'll lick peanut butter off it but wont eat it.
This is going to be too much work and WAY too much "table scraps" for every meal.
Can I crush the glucosamine and mix it with wet food? Water? I don't really need to crush the Rimadyl since he's only taking that for a few more days.
I would hate to have to force him to take it so any BTDT? I'd GREATLY appreciate it!! He's my first dog if you can't tell.