Glucosamine NOT Safe for Diabetic Dogs?

Glucosamine is a natural supplement that can be given to dogs with arthritis symptoms or to older dogs as preventative joint support.

Glucosamine is generally safe for use in dogs but with the following exceptions as stated by the Natural Dog Health Remedies:

  • Dogs with diabetes: Diabetic dogs or dogs who are at risk for diabetes should not take glucosamine supplements because glucosamine is sugar-based.
  • Dogs with bleeding problems: Dogs whose blood cannot clot properly should not use glucosamine without the supervision of a veterinarian because this supplement may increase blood clotting time in dogs.

I did some research on this topic but there seems to be a range of opinion for and against using glucosamine.  More information to help in your decision, can be found in this article by the Natural Dog Health Remedies website.

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