Glyco-Flex for Dogs (Stage I) is a nutritional supplement (stage I of a comprehensive program for dogs), containing glucosamine as well as Perna Canaliculus (green lipped mussel - which is a good source of protein, minerals, and chondroitin sulfates). It is used for maintaining healthy joints, and is recommended for younger dogs or dogs predisposed to hip or joint dysfunction. It is available as natural imitation roast chicken flavored chewable tablets. Glyco Flex for Dogs is made in the USA.
The active ingredients include glucosamine and Perna Canaliculus (green lipped mussel). Glucosamine is a natural compound that is found in healthy cartilage in both humans and pets. It helps hydrate healthy joints by increasing the production of molecules that bind and hold water in the cartilage. Healthy cartilage provides cushioning which helps protect a pet's joints while exercising. Many believe that it provides clinical benefit in the synovial fluid by strengthening cartilage and aiding glycosaminoglycan synthesis. Further research on the effectiveness of glucosamine is still needed, but many of our customers find it to be very beneficial to their pets.
Diabetic dogs or dogs that are overweight and have problems with glucose tolerance should have their blood sugars monitored if they are given glucosamine supplements.
Glyco-Flex I (Vetri-Science)
Glyco-Flex I Per tablet: Perna canaliculus (Green-Lipped Mussel) (600mg), Glucosamine HCl (500mg), Brewers Yeast (400mg), Stearic Acid (133mg), N,N Dimethylglycine HCl (100mg), Cellulose (80mg), Silicon Dioxide (48mg), Smoke Flavor (19mg)
Glyco-Flex I is the first stage of the program providing basic support for younger dogs or dogs predisposed to hip or joint dysfunction.
Glyco-Flex I is a non-prescription (OTC) product.
The usual dose of Glyco-Flex I for the first 4-6 weeks in dogs up to 30 lbs is 1/2 tablet. For dogs 31-60 lbs use 1 tablet, for dogs 61-100 lbs use 2 tablets and for dogs 101 lbs and over use 2 1/2 tablets. The maintenance dose for dogs up to 30 lbs is 1/2 tablet every other day, for dogs 31-60 lbs is 1/2 tablet, for dogs 61-100 lbs is 1 tablet, for dogs 101 lbs and over is 1 1/2 tablets daily.
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
There are no reported side effects.
This product is for animal use in dogs only. Glucosamine, in humans, may increase insulin resistance and consequently affect glucose tolerance. Diabetic dogs or dogs that are overweight and have problems with glucose tolerance should have their blood sugars monitored if they are given glucosamine supplements.
Store in a cool, dry, place. Keep out of the reach of children.
Diabetic dogs should have their blood glucose monitored when taking glucosamine supplements.
Should be stored in a cool, dry place. Keep container tightly closed.