Syn-flex for Dogs
Veterinarians have begun prescribing liquid glucosamine supplements for animals suffering pain from arthritis and other joint problems. If you've noticed your dog is not moving as quickly as he or she use to, developed a noticeable, persistent limp, a trip to the vet may be a good idea
Arthritis in dogs is as common as it is in people. Whether the cause is brought on by age, injury or a predisposition through genetics, treatment can be as simple as liquid glucosamine. Everything needed for the successful treatment for arthritis pain in dogs can be found in the multi-ingredient formula, Beef Flavored Synflex for Pets.
Synflex handles joint pain in dogs the same way it does for people. It adds the necessary ingredients to your pets diet to lubricate and fight inflamed joints. The same formula used in the Original Synflex for Pets (Apple Flavored) has been beefed up to 1500 mg of Glucosamine per 1/4 oz. dose and a beef flavor added to make it more desirable for your dogs taste. The Synflex Ingredient chart below shows what quality ingredients are delivered per 1/4 oz dose. Dosing with Synflex for Pets is handled a little differently. A weight chart on the bottle determines the daily dose your dog should receive. Here is a simple chart showing dosing and how long you can expect a bottle to last. Using Synflex Liquid Glucosamine for cats or any other animal, will dose to the same weight chart as dogs.
|Synflex For Pets Dosing Chart|
|Pet Weight||Total Doses||Daily Dose|
|1-10 lbs.||256 Doses||1/4 tsp.|
|11-40 lbs.||128 Doses||1/2 tsp.|
|41-100 lbs.||64 Doses||3/4 tsp.|
|100 lbs. +||32 Doses||1/4 oz.|
Note: It can be difficult to measure the smaller doses. If using a syringe, the dosage would be 1 ml-cc for .2 tsp or 2 ml for the .4 tsp. dose. Personally, we use a 1/4 teaspoon for pets under 10 pounds and 1/2 teaspoon for pets 10-40 lbs.
Giving Your Pet SynflexJust simply pour the proper amount into their bowl or add it to the top of their food and you are done. If you have a finicky pet, you may have to become more inventive and mix it with something special; perhaps a little milk will do the trick. We had a lady inform us that Butter Milk was her magic bullet. In rare cases, direct oral administration may have to be done. Since 2004, only one bottle has been returned to us because a pet refused to take it. If your pet is finicky with one flavor of the Synflex brand, try the other. My dog Rocky did not like the Synflex (beef flavor) but he digs right in with the Original Synflex (apple). Below is an ingredient list for both Synflex for Pets labels. The Original Synflex is suitable for people also. The labels and product is one and the same.
|Synflex Original Pet and New Beef Flavored|
|Original Pet||Ingredients Per 1/4 oz.||Beef|
|1250 mg||Glucosamine HCL & Glucosamine Sulfate||1500 mg|
|25 mg||Chondroitin Sulfate||25 mg|
|8 mg||Boswellin||8 mg|
|3 mg||Yucca Powder||3 mg|
|5 mg||Manganese (Ascorbate)||5 mg|
|1 mg||Bromelain||1 mg|
|5 mg||Vitamin C||0 mg|
|5 mg||Omega 3 Fatty Acid||5 mg|
|1.67 mg||Omega 6 Fatty Acid||1.67 mg|
|80 IU||Vitamin A||80 UI|
|2 IU||Vitamin E||2 UI|
The best thing about Synflex and liquid glucosamine for dogs is its safety. There are virtually no dangerous side effects, compared to Rimadyl and Deramaxx (NSAIDS). It's possible for some pets to have gastrointestinal problems, but this is rare. If this does happen, try giving a smaller dose for a few days to give your pet a chance to adapt. It's also safe to double dose your pet indefinately if you feel they do better on a bigger dose.