When I adopted my rescue Shih Tzu "Jake" last year, he was already very slow going, full of arthritis and suffering from Siatica (sp?) in his lower back. In the last year, he has begun to slow down even more dramatically, having much more trouble climbing stairs, more trouble getting up from a laying down position, slower walking, and can no longer jump in the bed at night -- he now stands at the end of it whining and waits for me to lift him.
He was on the Wellness brand Glucosamine supplement before, but stopped once the stores here quit carrying them. I want to put him on a good glucosamine/chondroitin supplement and I have heard great things about Cosequin. I know a lot of vets recommend it, and I've heard good stories from those who have used it. Does anyone here have any opinions on it?
I found that I can get it for much less on eBay, factory sealed, and at nearly half the cost than I can get it in the store. But I wanted opinions before I purchase it.
I also just discovered that Cosequin also makes "Dasuquin" though their website doesn't really give the difference in the two. Anyone have any experience with Dasuquin?
Any other good products that have helped with bad arthritis?