Hello to all!
I have a Golden Retriever (Peyton) and a black Lab mix (Duke). In May of 2015, as we were preparing for my sons graduation from high school and heading to college, Duke and Peyton were playing in the backyard when Duke came in limping on his back left leg.
With college on the horizon, we tried many things and a couple months later he was still limping, but didn’t seem in pain. When we went to the veterinarian, they said he had a torn ACL and needed surgery. We explained we have a son going to college and couldn’t afford the $4,000 treatment. She provided melodicam until we could decide what to do for Duke.
I found Cosequin DS MSM at Costco, pulled up some quick online reviews (all very positive) and decided it couldn’t hurt. He was already on a diet to lose weight (85 pounds) and I limited his activity (no running). Within a few weeks he was showing signs of improvement and up until this week he was doing great.
Now he is limping again (and is still on the Cosequin) and I have seen that the same company that produces Cosequin has another product, Dasuquin. Dasuquin has an additional ingredient for anti inflammatory and cartilage restoration. Also, a lady/worker at our local pet store said if Cosequin stopped working to go to the next level, Dasuquin. I am going to give it a try. My fear is his resistance to the Dasuquin since he has been on the Cosequin so long. I am going to go back to restricting his activity, lose some more weight, add in more Omega-3’s and protein and use the Dasuquin.
Has anyone else had this or a similar experience and did anything help with a reoccurrence?