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The specialist who operated on Em's elbow has recommended this food, as an arthritis control diet.

Has anybody used this and if so, what do you think of it? At the moment Em has glucosamine and cod liver oil added to her food.

Here's some info I copied from the internet.

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Ground maize,ground rice,flaxseed,chicken and turkey meal,soybean mill run,soybean meal,animal fat, digest,fish oil,dried whole egg,potassium chloride,L-carnitine,salt,calcium carbonate, taurine,dicalcium phosphate,L-tryptophan,L-lysine hydrochloride,vitamins and trace elements.Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols,citric acid and rosemary extract.
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Hill`s Prescription Diet J/D is an innovative food that helps ease aching joints and improves quality of life in as little as 21 days.

Its unique formula contains high levels of EPA (Eicosapentanoic Acid), an omega-3 fatty acid found in high concentrations in fish oil. Research has shown that EPA can help maintain joint function. Natural glucosamine and chondroitin provide the building blocks of healthy cartilage, and L-carnitine, helps maintain optimum body weight. Canine j/d improves the quality of life by helping dogs run better, play better, and rise more easily.

Indication:
- Arthritis

Not recommended for:
- Cats
- Puppies
- Pregnant or lactating bitches

Additional information:
- Clinically proven to ease aching joints.
- Clinically proven to preserve healthy cartilage.
- Clinically proven to help dogs with arthritis walk, run, play and climb stairs more easily.
- The use of EPA to preserve healthy cartilage exemplifies Hill’s leadership in pioneering fatty acid technology.
- New Fresh Pack System to preserve fatty acids and ensure freshness of Canine j/d dry.

Key Benefits:
Omega-3 fatty acids High - Soothes inflamed tissues and eases aching joints.
Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids
Low (less than 1) - Soothes inflamed tissues and eases aching joints.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
High - Preserves healthy cartilage by an action that is
specific to EPA.
Glucosamine hydrochloride
Chondroitin sulphate From natural sources – Provides components to maintain healthy joint cartilage.
L-Carnitine Increased - Limits stress on joints by increasing conversion of fat to energy, avoiding weight gain and maintaining lean muscle mass.
Protein Calcium Phosphorus Sodium Controlled -Provides an ideal balance for good health. Avoids excessive intake which may contribute to ill health.
Superior antioxidant formula Added - Helps neutralise harmful free radicals in the joints.
 

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I am sorry if I am going to sound harsh here.........but If one of my dogs had been diagnosed with something like arthritis I would do as much research on the internet and try and give as natural and holistic a diet as I could manage. I would not buy a dry complete dog food that the vets are obviously going to try and sell as many of to customers.

I am trying apple cider vinegar on one of my dogs at the moment who has a touch of arthritis and I can quite happily say that I am seeing a difference in only one week.

sending Em some {{{{{{{vibes}}}}}}} and hope Em improves soon
 

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Hi Nikki

Unfortunately the first food vets prescribe is always Hills, it costs a fortune and there are many foods out there that are just as good and are holistic.

Jack has OA in is Elbow and Maia has HD and we have them on a food that contains Glucosamine and Chondrotin, similar to Hills but not as expensive. We also supplement with Cod Liver Oil capsules and they wear magnetic collars, the combo seem to have worked!

Its called Fromme food and the Fromme Adult Gold is the one with G&C, it also contain pre and pro biotics, is not tested on animals cruelly (unlike Hills) and is made from Organic meats and veggies.

Here are the ingredients

Ingredients:

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pearled Barley, Oat Flour, Duck, Corn, Fish Meal, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Beet Pulp, Whole Egg, Cheese, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Lecithin, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, DL-Methionine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Chondroitin Sulfate, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Lactobacillus Salivarius, Enterococcous Faecium, Vitamin A, D3, E, B12 Supplements, Choline Chloride, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Biotin, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Carbonate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Oxide, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein not less than 24%, Crude Fat not less than 16%, Crude Fiber not more than 3.5%, Moisture not more than 10%.

Its also wheat and gluten free. And apparently tastes nice too (humans have taste tested :lol: )

More info here http://www.postalpetsproducts.co.uk/shop/
 
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