Posted by Nina on Aug 27, 2009
Bella went in for her yearly vet exam and everything was fine.. but since she will be 5 this year.. wow! 5! her doctor told us it might be time to add some joint vitamins to help prevent and/or prolong arthritis in her back knees from her luxating patella. She has no pain and her knees don’t bother her.. so this is all as joint protection for her senior years. I asked the doctor what I should give her and she replied “just a regular glucosamine chondroitin”.
I have what is called “dancer’s knee”.. its basically a wearing down of the cartilage from repetitive movement.. so I was advised to take glucosamine chondroitin to help keep the joints lubricated and hopefully I can avoid knee replacements later on. It helps with the pain a lot! so if I can feel the advantages of the medicine, I am sure Bella will too. So there you have it… my little girl has knees just as bad as mine and she’s been told she should be taking the supplement too for the exact same reason I am! How’s that for irony.