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Is hyaluronan (Trixsyn) worth the time and money for my dog

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Is hyaluronan (Trixsyn) worth the time and money for my dog? He had a lower spine compression injury several years ago which effected movement in his right leg.We have been giving him this for three years but I don't feel it is doing any good.Any thing else to try?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Candy replied 5 years ago.

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If this is not working after three years then it may not be worth it. You may want to try a glucosamine in combination with chondroitin sulfate supplement. This seems to be more effective for some dogs.

Here is dosing information



You may want to ask your vet if they feel that a medication called Adequan would be helpful.

Here is more on this medication.


I hope this has given you some additional options to discuss with your vet



Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have read that gluco/chon has been shown to be ineffective
Expert:  Candy replied 5 years ago.
That is not true , while every dog is different we recommend it daily because it does work. The Adequan works much more quickly and is a monthly injection.

Edited by Candy on 2/2/2011 at 1:04 AM EST
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