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My 9 year old spoo is starting to slow down, and our vet recommended a joint supplement, as it's too early for an NSAID. She recommended either Cosequin or Osteo Bi-Flex, and added that the Osteo Bi-Flex is usually cheaper. She also gave us dosage instructions, including during the 6 week loading period.

Has anyone had any issues with either supplement? Is there anything else I should know or think about before adding one?
 

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I put my 8 year old maltese/poodle mix on Cosequin after an injury and observed that it helped him somewhat. His vet recommended Dasequin and said I should switch to that if I felt Cosequin wasn't working well enough. You could start with Cosequin and see how your dog does on that first.
 

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My 9 year old spoo is starting to slow down, and our vet recommended a joint supplement, as it's too early for an NSAID. She recommended either Cosequin or Osteo Bi-Flex, and added that the Osteo Bi-Flex is usually cheaper. She also gave us dosage instructions, including during the 6 week loading period.

Has anyone had any issues with either supplement? Is there anything else I should know or think about before adding one?
Our Boxer has been taking Ostio byflex for the past 4 years twice a day because he had Surgery on his knee for a torn ACL
He is now 8 years old and doing great We have 2 standard Poodles 🐩 🐩 almost 2yrs old and our Boxer runs and plays with them just like a puppy He doesn't act like an 8 year old. I buy it at BJ's in a 2 pack and give him one in the morning and one at night.
My 9 year old spoo is starting to slow down, and our vet recommended a joint supplement, as it's too early for an NSAID. She recommended either Cosequin or Osteo Bi-Flex, and added that the Osteo Bi-Flex is usually cheaper. She also gave us dosage instructions, including during the 6 week loading period.

Has anyone had any issues with either supplement? Is there anything else I should know or think about before adding one?
 

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One thing to keep in mind is that Dasaquin contains green tea extract, which has caffeine. I have not been able to find out how much. If dogs metabolize caffeine like we do, your dog may be seem to be peppier due to the stimulant, not the joint meds.
 
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