PetMeds® Help Swollen Joints with Glyco-Flex for Dogs

Glyco-Flex for dogs may be able to help reduce swelling and pain in joints There is nothing more frustrating for pet owners than to see their older pets have difficulty moving because of stiff arthritic joints or spinal disease. Even younger pets that develop arthritis secondary to ligament tears such as cruciate ligament tears or exposure to tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease, may develop signs of painful movement and lameness.

That is when great joint products such as Glyco-Flex by Vetriscience can dramatically alleviate symptoms in many pets. The main ingredient in this product, Perna, has been studied in human medicine for years, and can dramatically help pets with painful or swollen joints.

Perna is naturally high in glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate and is also combined with MSM in many of the Glyco-Flex lines for additional relief of joint discomfort. Depending upon the severity of joint issues, product options include Glyco-Flex I, II or III. Side effects are rare but may include diarrhea and/or vomiting.

Before giving any glucosamine product to a diabetic pet, the pet’s veterinarian should first be consulted.   If Glyco-Flex alone does not help alleviate symptoms, than one can try other natural supplements like Proanthozone, Yucca Intensive, or prescription medications such as Tramadol or other nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications such as Metacam or Rimadyl.

When giving this product to their pets a client may ask why the product has a strong fish smell. That’s because Perna is actually the green lipped sea mussel, but it certainly is a tasty mussel for most dogs, and one that can offer dramatic symptomatic relief in most pets.

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  1. My miniature daschund is 12 yrs. She just lies on her side most of the day sleeping. I think she has arthritis in her paws because when I lift her up she shrieks sometimes. Has anybody else encountered this problem with their Mini
    Daschund? I thought Mini Daschunds lived to the age of 14 years. Am I wrong about this?

  2. Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarianJune 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    THere are many possibilities for signs you are describing in pet this age, but a pinched nerve in back or disc problem is likely in this breed. Best to have vet check and evaluation to sort this out and treatment plan. Try yucca intensive and proanthozone, in addition to glycoflex from 1800petmeds.

  3. My 12 yr. old mixed breed had an ACL operation last June. Needless to say he is quite lame in this severe winter weather. He has trouble getting up & down & the stairs are brutal for him. I’m reading about the arthritis meds. & would like your recommendation He has been on Tramadol & currently taking Deramaxx when needed which is always,but I am afraid to use it too often. Your guidance is much appreciated.

  4. Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarianMarch 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Nothing wrong with using tramadol and dermaxx long term, as long as no upset stomachs, and/or periodic blood work is done once or twice yearly. As for other support, Try glycoflex III from 1800petmeds, as well as supplements like proanthozone, yucca intensive, etc

  5. My Pit Bull injured her hind leg and the Vet said it was her knee cap popping out of place. That may have been a layman’s description for my sake. She is only 3 years old and I would like to do everything I can to give her the best chance of growing old with as little discomfort as possible. She is young and very active so trying to restrict her activity has proven to be nearly impossible. What things should I be doing or giving her to avoid long term damage?

  6. HI Lori. I assume you are referring to the condition known as Patella luxation, which is the sliding of the patella tendon in and out of the groove over the knee. Pit bulls occasionally get this condition, as well as even more commonly the problem of the knee or stifle known as cranial cruciate ligament rupture(the ACL). I would find out specifically which condition pet has. Both are treated similarly with pain medications and anti inflammatories and rest, as well as always recommending joint supplements like glucosamine/MSM as well as fish oil to meals. In both cases, if rest and/or pain meds dont work, then best to have surgery done in either condition.

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