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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
has anyone here ever heard of adverse effects from taking liquid glucosamine and thus had to take powder? Just curious between the differences of the two and possible reactions with some dogs on the liquid. thanks!

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Sorry I have no idea about the liquid. I give the pill form and have NO problem with it. Alittle cream cheese with the pill in it and down it goes without any problems. Reactions from the dogs NONE.

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I've heard that some dogs react strangely to the liquid, like their behaviour changes possibly due to the sugar content of it? Just want to see if anyone has heard similar stories..

Also, which glucosamine / joint product would you recommend for a senior?

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I have used Liquid Glucosamine for my horses and it worked miracles! I just put it on the food and there weren't any problems - now, it is sweetened with a cherry flavor so they like it and I don't know how it would affect a dog, as I suspect they metabolize carbs differently being carnivores and all.
Whatever method you choose, just make sure to read the label and make sure that label tells you how much glucosamine you're actually getting. Some don't mention the values and that makes me wonder just how much of the good stuff you're actually receiving in the product.
Good luck!

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I haven't heard of any side effects of the liquid. I guess it depends on the extraction process. Some might have alcohol or sugar in them. Make sure to use glucosamine HCL or glucosamine sulfate (not 2KCL or NaCl).

I personally don't like using glucosamine alone if the dog is in pain. I have found through research and testing that there are other (better) ways to help our pets with pain.

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I use Fluid Flex you can get it at your local Co Op. Its for Horses and can be given to dogs. Goes by their weight. I use a seringe and give them dosage for their weight. I have been using this for 2 years. Never had any differences in behavoirs for the difference that my displastic dogs played finally! it works its very affordable and they love the taste!
I always give it 1 time a day in their food in in their water dish.

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I'm now using Finish Line - Fluid Action 5000 mg/oz glucosamine w/ MSM - Yucca (for horses)
using 5ml (5cc) once a day.

heard it is really good by someone using it.

I'm going to start adding Ester-C into her food now too, I think in the young guy's food as well.

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I just started using a liquid, have been using it for a month, and the difference is remarkable. I am using Syn-Flex, too.

Liquid Glucosamine Formula Syn-Flex

Effectively assists in Maximum Joint Care
Aid in rehabilitating damaged cartilage
Improves mobility and reduces inflammation
High quality liquid glucosamine for maximum absorption and rapid pain relief
No hard to swallow capsules

Syn-flex Includes liquid glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine HCL, chondroitin, omega 3 and 6, boswellin, yucca, vitamins A, E, and C, manganese, and bromelain. It is one the most effective joint care products available today.

Approximately 25-30% of family pets suffer from arthritis. Broadly described by most veterinarians as DJD (degenerative joint disease), arthritis in pets is just as painful and debilitating as it is in humans. Below is a list of the different types of arthritis your pet may have. Syn-Flex is beneficial for each of these conditions without harmful side effects:


Degenerative Joint Disease

Hip Dysplasia

Elbow Dysplasia

Knee Dysplasia

Knee (stifle joint)


Hypertrophic Arthritis

Shoulder Degeneration

Wrist Arthritis (carpi)

Kneecap Dislocation

Not only is Syn-Flex formulated using pharmaceutical quality liquid glucosamine, it also contains a host of other ingredients that work synergistically to:

Aid in rehabilitating damaged and deteriorated cartilage
Reduce inflammation and stiffness
Alleviate the pain
Improve mobility
Restore the supply of healthy synovial fluid

The majority of glucosamine products on the market today (for pets) are found in pill or capsule form. Some are now found in food products. Using this form of glucosamine means that they are simply not as effective as a liquid formula which is absorbed into your pet's body more quickly.

Syn-Flex as a liquid formula provides such a rapid absorption rate that pet owners will normally see a significant improvement in their pet within about 10-20 days. The glucosamine in Syn-Flex not only alleviates your dog or cat's pain, it slows the progression of the disease by stimulating the production of proteoglycan and glycosaminoglycan molecules. This renews the supply of synovial fluid within the cartilage matrix of the diseased joint(s), rehabilitates the cartilage and allows your pet to regain joint mobility.

Note: Not only is Syn-Flex just as effective as Rimadyl, it has no side effects.

Did you know that 30% of Dogs & Cats Have Arthritis? Here are the signs:

Reluctance to walk, climb stairs, jump, or play
Lagging behind on walks
Difficulty rising from a resting position
Yelping in pain when touched
A personality change
Resistant to touch

Just as in the case of usage for human beings with OA, Syn-Flex works quickly to ease your pet's pain. Typically, you will see your pet responding as they become more active and lively. Glucosamine has been clinically proven to inhibit the progress of arthritis. Even more importantly, the clinical evidence reveals that it rehabilitates damaged joints and reverses cartilage damage.

Even if your pet does not yet have arthritis,Syn-Flex may be used as a preventive measure. There are a number of Greyhound and Iditarod dog sled racing teams to keep their dogs in top condition.

Most glucosamine formulas for pets available on the market today use glucosamine of varying quality. Syn-Flex is formulated using pharmaceutical quality glucosamine and eleven other ingredients that work synergistically to maximize pain relief; protect cartilage; and optimize joint health.

The following is a breakdown of 1/4 oz. dose of Syn-Flex. (The dose used for your pet may be higher or lower depending on their weight.

Certified Ingredients Per 1/4 oz. of Syn-flex
1250 mg Glucosamine HCL and Glucosamine Sulfate
25 mg Shark Cartilage (20% Chondroitin Sulfate)

8 mg Boswellin
3 mg Yucca Powder
5 mg Manganese (Ascorbate)
1 mg Bromelain
5 mg Vitamin C
5 mg Omega 3 Fatty Acid
5 mg Omega 6 Fatty Acid
80 IU Vitamin A
2 IU Vitamin E

Glucosamine is a natural sugar produced by the body and found in a wide variety of foods. It is the essential and principal ingredient that determines the quantity of proteoglcycan (water-holding) molecules that are formed within the animal. The greater the amount of glucosamine in the body, the greater the amount of proteoglycans. The proteoglycans are large, water-binding molecules made up of (both) proteins and sugars. It is important to understand that they are a major building block of healthy, vital cartilage. Glucosamine also stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans (GAG's) which are important proteins found in cartilage. They serve to "bind" the water within the cartilage matrix.

Shark Cartilage provides a source of chondroitin sulfate (20% in Syn-Flex) which works synergistically with glucosamine to assist in rehabilitating the cartilage that is damaged in your body. Although bovine trachea is also a source of chondroitin, we elected to use shark cartilage given the public concerns about BSE. (Mad Cow Disease). Let's discuss the role of this ingredient further.

Chondroitin Sulfate attracts fluids into proteoglycan molecules which assists in two ways. First, it draws nutrients into cartilage. Second, it increases the flow of fluid into cartilage to add resiliency.

Manganese (Ascorbate) is a mineral that enhances the effectiveness of both glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates to synthesize the production of healthy cartilage.

Yucca has a long history in easing joint pain by blocking compounds that prevent the normal formation of cartilage. The root is rich in saponins that elevate an animal's ability to produce "natural" cortisone.

Bromelain helps to inhibit pro-inflammatory compounds which reduce pain and swelling. Unlike aspirin, bromelain does not inhibit the production of prostaglandins which can have undesirable side effects.

Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docasahexaenoic Acid) act as anti-inflammatory agents. This is essential to reducing pain where inflammation is present. Usually, these ingredients are sold as stand alone products in health food stores.

Boswellin has been used for centuries in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine to maintain healthy joints. Boswellic acids improve blood supply to the joints and maintain the integrity of blood vessels. At least one study has indicated that they may open up collateral blood circulation to provide a more adequate blood supply to your pet's joints. Boswellin also serves to reduce swelling and improve mobility where individuals experience stiffness in the joints.

Syn-Flex also provides the essential Vitamins A, C and E to assist in protecting against the harmful effects of free radicals.

Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) is essential for growth and repair of body tissues and it also aids in bone formation.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) mobilizes your body's self-defense mechanisms that in turn, assist your immune system in overcoming disease.

Finally, Vitamin E (Tocopheral) is an antioxidant that acts to protect red blood cells and unsaturated fatty acids from oxidation damage. It also assists your body in maintaining healthy membrane tissue.

Let's Review the Benefits of Syn-flex for Your Pet
Pharmaceutical quality glucosamine in liquid form for maximum absorption and relief
No dangerous side effects like NSAIDs, COX-2 Inhibitors, and Steroids
The glucosamine found in Syn-Flex doesn't just fight pain, it goes straight to fighting the root causes of the disease
Rehabilitates and protects damaged cartilage
Reduces Inflammation
Works to eliminate damaging free radicals
A complete joint care supplement that lasts from 1-8 months (depending on your pet's weight
Easy to administer: just add to food or treats (a few use a "dropper") (there is a measuring reservoir on the bottle)
When used for pet joint care, Syn-Flex lasts from 1-8 months.

Don't let your pet suffer any longer. Order Syn-Flex today and your dog or cat will be jumping in the car; on the sofa and up the stairs; just like when they were a puppy or kitten. There is no product on the market today that compares with the powerful and fast-acting results of Syn-Flex.

(double the dosage for the first ten days of use)
Pet Weight of: 0-10 lbs./ dosage: 1/32 oz (approx. .2 tsp)
10-40lbs.; 1/16 oz (approx. .4 tsp)
40-100lbs; 1/8 oz. (.75 tsp.)
100+ lbs.; 1/4 oz (1.5 tps.)

SYN-FLEX is sold in 8 ounce bottles. Each bottle is $20.00 plus $4.85 shipping and handling (all bottles of Syn-Flex are shipped priority mail with delivery confirmation). Please add 50 cents to the shipping and handling for each additional bottle you order. At this time, only postal money orders or certified checks are accepted for Syn-Flex orders I do have PAYPAL. If you would like to payfor the Syn-Flex via PayPal, you may pay me via may paypal account: [email protected]. If you are paying via check or money order, please complete the Order Form and submit it to the address noted on the form.

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I also use PREVENTION. It is sold on Joshua Kennel website. If you want to know testimonals check out the site. I use it because it helps dogs produce more Collogen. This reduces hip problems,stress,helps their health amazingly. I use it and love it. It is a remarkable product and lots of people use it
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