At a mere 11 months of age, I noticed my Great Dane already showing signs of hip dysplasia. If he got to running to fast or if he ran for too long he would slow down and begin limping and holding one of his back legs up and whimper out loud. As full of energy as he is and still a pup, this was very troubling.
My veterinarian suggested a Glucosamine supplement – GlycoFlex Stage 3 – to give him as a possible preventative measure. While it is by no means a cure for the dysplasia, it has made a world of difference for my big boy. Now when he gets to running, he no longer ends up crying out loud and stopping.
They are a bit pricey but they are well worth the investment in his quality of life. Not only are they good for him, he thinks they are treats and will actually beg for his medicine!
Jennifer, Fremont, California