My little chihuahua has a back injury which occasionally kicks up - you can see the out of whack vertebra. He will refuse to walk on hard floors, can't go up stairs or jump on furniture. I have tried glucosamine (upset stomach and didn't have any reaction), HA (works Ok but does nothing for inflammation). During acute attacks, he is on steriods and feels much better, but he can't take those all the time. I discovered Duralactin, and he takes 1/2 tablet daily (he's only 5#) - with no side effects, he is showing improvement in control over his hindquarters, and more confidence on slick floors. Duralactin is a rather unique anti-inflammatory. Definitely works as well as Rimadyl for him.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 2 for Duralactin Canine
Best anti-inflammatory product!
PostedNovember 26, 2008
Your Dog will thank you with happy wags and tickling whiskers after you've given 'em Duralactin tablets. I adopted my awesome Nel, a "seasoned citizen" aged Sheltie a couple years ago, with a pre-existing list of health issues. Chief of which was her hip/rear leg trouble, having a noticable problem with arthritis. The GREAT thing about this product is that it works immediately...you will probably see positive results and a marked change in your dog's mobility, and overall happier mood within the first day or so of use.
Before I had Nel try these tasty vanilla-flavored wafer-tabs, she had a difficult time going down stairs (she had long since lost her ability to climb stairs before I adopted her). Within the first 12 hours I noticed an improvement in her health. By the 3rd day of a half tab in morning and a half tab with her dinner in the afternoon, she was not only progressing down the stairs with confidence and strength, but was also running after squirrels as fast as I've ever seen a dog run.
So, since it's still necessary that I carry Nel up the stairs as she has not strength enough on her own, you can imagine how happy she is and of course how delighted I am that she has regained the ability to at least travel down a staircase all by herself. This gift of mobility is due in large part to the Duralactin product.
I felt compelled to write the article tonight especially, because she ran out of tabs this morning and already I can see she is slower, moving more stiffly, and much more quiet than usual. So I am eager to get a new bottle of Duralactin.
That said, these tabs can be hard to track down. But take heart; if you cannot find Duralactin (Canine) in a store near you, just get online and shop around. I was surprised to find that a national chain carries this item, as it is not well-known. I am pleased to find Petco does. I will find out tomorrow if they also stock it in their brick and mortar stores. I want my doggie feelin fine again and don't want her to go another minute without this supplement.
I'm sure more could be said, but for now, I think that about covers it. Be sure to give your critters plenty of playtime, petting, and attention...they are more eager to make us happy and brighten our busy days than we sometimes realize.
All The Best, Zain Nel and Lady (my other awesome Sheltie who also gives a big Paws Up to Duralactin).