Side effects of glucosamine sulphate for horses and dogs
Glucosamine sulphate is a commonly used substance in food supplements. It promotes the rebuilding of the body's own cartilage, as well as inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down the cartilage. At present, there are no documented side effects of glucosamine sulphate in horses. However, a few dogs with sensitive stomachs may react to glucosamine supplements. If your dog has a reaction, we recommend reducing the dose for a few days and letting the dog get used to the substance. Then you can return to the normal dose. However, we have not had any reported reactions to our product Complete, which contains glucosamine sulphate, since its launch about 15 years ago.
Complete are meat-flavoured chewable tablets for dogs. Contains glucosamine sulphate in combination with hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate. These three components are naturally present in the cartilage and work synergistically to keep the joint functioning normally. Recommended for the active, competitive or older dog.
Glucosamine sulphate in dietary supplements for dogs is often derived from seafood shells. Some dogs are allergic to shellfish. If your dog is allergic to shellfish, you should check where the glucosamine sulphate in the supplement you choose is derived from.
Glucosamine sulphate and its function
Glucosamine sulphate is an important natural component of articular cartilage in both horses and dogs. As its function is to support the rebuilding of the body's own cartilage, as well as inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down the cartilage, glucosamine sulphate helps to maintain joint flexibility. This, in turn, should provide the best conditions for the joint to function normally. Read more about glucosamine sulphate as a dietary supplement for horses and dogs.