How Much Gluosamine for Dogs is Needed

Arthritis is a common ailment among dogs, and about 30% of canines suffer from this disease.  In this condition, your dog's body is no longer able to generate glucosamine naturally, which is required for healthy connective tissues and cartilage.  Therefore, glucosamine is given as a supplement in order to regenerate the joint, and reduce inflammation.

Dog owners often wonder how much glucosamine to give their dog.  Well, the dosage will depend on many factors including the severity of the problem, the weight of your canine, the breed, and its age. 

Usually sulfate and hydrochloride are the best forms of glucosamine, and we will be considering these forms for the dosage.  Generally, it is recommended that you administer per day, 20 mg of the supplement, per pound of your dog's weight.  So if your dog weighs fifty pounds, 1000 mg would be sufficient per day.

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