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Adequan

    • 2 posts
    July 14, 2015 6:58 PM EDT

    I am wondering if you recommed Adequan subcutaneous-specifically for canines with arthritis or potential arthritis. Thanks in advance!

    Beth

  • July 15, 2015 10:07 AM EDT

    Answered by: James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR:

    Yes, this is a good option as part of multimodal management of arthritis.

  • February 26, 2017 1:45 PM EST

    Do you recommend it as a preventative in breeds that are predisposed to hip and joint issues such as labradors in addition to weight management, quality food, etc?

  • February 26, 2017 2:06 PM EST

    Answered by: James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR:

    No, Adequan nor any of the nutraceuticals can be considered preventative in any way. They are very effective, but evidence shows only as part of a comprehensive treatment for OA/DJD with best results in mild to moderate OA/DJD.