Glucasamine & Allergies

Postby hugapitbull » May 18th, 2009, 1:21 pm

I started Trouble on the Glucasamine/Chondroitin/MSM combo last Sunday. Yesterday she was itchy beyond belief, licking, chewing, scratching, :nono: and chewed a big raw spot at the base of her tail and on her butt. I switched her from claritin to benedryl late yesterday and it dawned on me the only change I had made was the supplement.

I got the bottle out and started reading (this time everything). :oops: The pills are made with shellfish, and has a warning about pets with shellfish allergies. Well, our little sweetheart cannot eat shrimp. I stopped the supplement last night I'm checking to see if the liquid has the same warning. If it does, it looks like I'm stuck giving her small doses of a prescription drug for the stiffness of aging.
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Postby Mickle » May 18th, 2009, 1:29 pm

Beef Tracheas are a source of glucosomine...I dont know how much but they are!
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Postby cheekymunkee » May 18th, 2009, 2:42 pm

Mickle wrote:Beef Tracheas are a source of glucosomine...I dont know how much but they are!


So are chicken feet & are easily found in a Mexican or Asian grocery store....they run around 99 cents per pound. My dogs LOVE them as a treat
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Postby amazincc » May 18th, 2009, 3:28 pm

cheekymunkee wrote:
Mickle wrote:Beef Tracheas are a source of glucosomine...I dont know how much but they are!


So are chicken feet & are easily found in a Mexican or Asian grocery store....they run around 99 cents per pound. My dogs LOVE them as a treat


I think Troubs would have to eat an enormous amount of those things to get the concentrated benefit of one pill. :shock: :?
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Postby Malli » May 18th, 2009, 4:06 pm

some flavored kinds also use real flavoring, so watch out for that, too!

I'm not super good with fancy schmancy words, but this is what Oscar's cosequin DS has in it :

glucosamine HCl 99%
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate 95% (TRH122)
Manganese (as Manganese Ascorbate)

maybe you could try that? :|
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Postby hugapitbull » May 18th, 2009, 5:58 pm

amazincc wrote:http://www.bronsonvitamins.com/joint-support/514A/shellfish-free-glucosamine
http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/glucosamine ... lement.asp
http://www.myvitanet.com/glhc180ca.html

You can probably find it cheaper if you do a search. :wink:


Thank you, thank you. Once I get her booboo well, I'll give one of them a try. :)
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Postby hugapitbull » May 18th, 2009, 6:01 pm

cheekymunkee wrote:
Mickle wrote:Beef Tracheas are a source of glucosomine...I dont know how much but they are!


So are chicken feet & are easily found in a Mexican or Asian grocery store....they run around 99 cents per pound. My dogs LOVE them as a treat


I'm not thinking I want to feed her chicken feet. Something about those toes hanging out her mouth makes me :puke:
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Postby cheekymunkee » May 18th, 2009, 6:18 pm

Try finding one hidden in your bed!! :puke:
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Postby Pit♥bull » May 18th, 2009, 8:15 pm

cheekymunkee wrote:Try finding one hidden in your bed!! :puke:
Ask Shanna about chicken wings... LMAO LMAO
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Postby maberi » May 19th, 2009, 6:45 am

Try this

http://www.liquidhealthinc.com/prodInte ... ?prodID=40

It is a "green grown" glucosamine supplement so it doesn't contain any shellfish. I've heard good things about it
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Postby iluvk9 » May 19th, 2009, 7:08 am

cheekymunkee wrote:Try finding one hidden in your bed!! :puke:


You need to sleep with a better class of men, Debby. :bananaDance:
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Postby hugapitbull » May 19th, 2009, 5:33 pm

maberi wrote:Try this

http://www.liquidhealthinc.com/prodInte ... ?prodID=40

It is a "green grown" glucosamine supplement so it doesn't contain any shellfish. I've heard good things about it


Ooh that sounds interesting. Have you used it? Any problem getting them to take it?
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Postby hugapitbull » May 19th, 2009, 5:35 pm

Well I caved last night and started her on prednisone. We (and she) couldn't stand the scratching, licking, and chewing any longer. She's had two doses and is much better already. Poor little allergy dog :sad2:
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Postby call2arms » May 19th, 2009, 8:25 pm

I tried giving Jessie glucosamine and chondroitin capsules (from the pharmacy, no flavour) and she had loose stools, I stopped and they stopped... I'm afraid to screw up her GI again, but she needs it.
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Postby Malli » May 20th, 2009, 3:41 am

do you know if the Cosequin is any different? It didn't say the source of the Glucosamine on the bottle, I wonder if its synthesized or something?
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