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mitch398 posted:
Hi, I rescued a min pin last year who the vet guesses is about 5 years old. The poor guy was hit by a car about 9 months before he came to live with us and broke his pelvis. He healed very well and didn't even require surgery, but he limps occasionally after a lot of exercise and the cold bothers him at times. The affected area is where his pelvis and leg connect. My grandpas dog was prescribed Osteo Bi Flex for his joints and I wanted to try to give my little guy some to see if it helped with his stiffness. He weighs 15lbs. What would his dosage be? The pill has 750mg glucosamine and 650mg of chondroiyin/ msm.
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Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
What a wonderful person you are for adopting this little kid. I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't a bit of arthritis secondary to the pelvic fracture that periodically acts up. The glucosamine/chondrotin sulfate are building blocks of the cartliage in the joints and can assist with improved mobility and the maintanence of healthy joints. If your pet is in discomfort, a veterinary prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory would be more effective. You would need to give 1/7th of a tablet of the Osteo Bi Flex for your little min pin. Try going to your veterinarian and purchasing a joint supplement specially formulated for a small dog like yours and have a thorough physical exam to diagnose what is causing your dog's issues.

Best of luck...


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