Dry food with glucosamine?

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Louie- (1996-2013)

The love sponge!-
Purred: Wed Jul 13, '11 1:18pm PST 
It's me again, with another glucosamine question. Louie has gotten sick of the treats I bought, healthy hips, so it's on to another source of glucosamine.

Right now I feed my cats a little dry Blue Buffalo to munch on during the day, based on vet recommendations, in addition to their scheduled wet feedings. Is there a good quality dry (or even wet) food that has extra glucosamine in it? I really like the blue buffalo quality, but Louie needs a little more help with his "skinny-butt-old-man-syndrome".

Any food suggestions would be great, otherwise, it's a continued hunt for more supplements.


Purred: Wed Aug 31, '11 6:22pm PST 
I don't know if you've tried this yet, but I thought I'd put it out there. My Saki takes Cosequin for Cats and it seems to help. It's got both glucosamine and chondroitin. Her vet recommended it when she started limping a bit. It comes in a bottle and looks like a bunch of capsule type pills, but you don't have to pill your cat. Instead, you open up a capsule and sprinkle the powder on kitty's food. My Saki likes it and licks the bowl clean to get every last spec.

{Edit} Sorry, just found your other thread about glucosamine and see you've already tried this.

Edited by author Wed Aug 31, '11 6:24pm PST



Can we play??
Purred: Thu Sep 1, '11 1:23am PST 
Canned food with glucosamine, Royal Canin Feline Health Nutritional Oral Mature Senior, Nutro Max Senior

Some dry kibble with glucosamine added. Natural Balance Ultra Premium cat food, Innova Senior dry cat food, Royal Canin Active Mature 28, Purina One Vibrant maturity 7+, Holistic Select Feline Radiant Adult & Kitten Health Chicken Meal Recipe Dry Cat Food, Salmon Bleu Grain Fee Cat Food, FirstMate Pet Foods Renaissance Grain Free Cat Food with Blueberries, EVO Herring & Salmon Cat Food, are a few to start.


You... Treats...- Now...
Purred: Thu Sep 1, '11 4:51am PST 
Momma is a Pet Nutrition Specialist for Nutro Products, and she's been feeding Jack and I Nutro Natural Choice Mature Health Indoor Dry formula for a few years now. I'm 13 and my son Jack is 12, and since we've started eating the Natural Choice it has become easier for us to get around. It has natural sources of Glucosamine & Chondroitin in it. I know it's much easier for me to jump up to Momma and Daddy's tall bed than it was before! The Mature Health Indoor dry formula also has a senior support system, which helps keep senior cats healthy. Here is a link where you can read more about it.
http://www.nutro.com/natural-cat-food/natural-choice-cat-food/i ndoor-mature-health-senior-cat-food-chicken-meal-rice-formula.aspx
If you have any questions, feel free to send a pawmail to momma or post here. She'd be happy to answer them for you. smile


Save Plants - Let Me Eat- Meat!!!
Purred: Thu Sep 1, '11 12:01pm PST 
Something that can help, if the issue is arthritis, is giving some source of omega-3's. Canned sardines, as long as they are "packed in water with no salt added" are a good source of omega-3's, and cats tend to love sardines smile

One sardine a week is the typical amount that people give, if you like sardines you can eat the rest of the can yourself, else you can freeze the leftovers.

Though it looks like you don't feed a raw diet, chicken feet, as well as other major joints, are a good source of glucosamine. The hard part? Getting a cat to realize that raw is foodlaugh out loud


always has time- to lick your- face
Purred: Mon Apr 23, '12 8:37pm PST 
Most senior formulas have glucosamine, but if you are really serious, ask your vet about prescription diet j/d. My friend put her limping cat on it and it works. My doberman is on the canine fomula, he has spondylosis, and he is able to be off all pain medication. It really works.