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Glucosamine (was canned cat food/BPA)

I read those reports about glucosamine too. It's interesting. Couple
years back I had been giving glucosamine/chondroitin to my dog Roxie, at
the vet's recommendation, and I noticed a great difference after a few
weeks in her ability to get up and move comfortably. I am one of those
people who think any medication sold over the counter (except aspirin)
is mostly ineffective so I was surprised. But it did work - I am sure it
was not just my expectations, she really was better.
I also subscribe to a well-regarded magazine, like Consumer Reports for
horses, and they did tests on various joint supplements for horses - and
if you think there's a lot of stuff like that for people you should see
how many they market to horse owners - and their conclusion was that the
gluc/chondroitin combination was helpful, but not many of the others
So I don't know what to think. I tried it myself for a creaky knee, no
effect, but then I don't know if my knee problem is something that the
supplement could help anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 3:55 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] canned cat food/BPA

Theresa, I've read of reports of studies on humans that glucosamine
really effective.  I'm not sure about in cats. My vet also is giving my
a shot once a month of a sort-of time-release low level corticosteroid
has beneficial effects over several types of ailments, including
It seems to help.

Thanks for the  extra info on BPA.  amazing.
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Theresa G." <macycat3@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] canned cat food/BPA

> The chemical implicated in this (BPA) is the same one that Canada just

> banned from being made into baby bottles, and the Nalgene is removing
> plastic formulation of their famous water bottles (any of you who camp

> likely own a Nalgene bottle).  Apparently there is relatively little
> concern about adult humans using the bottles- but who knows...
> Canada hasn't banned BPA from the lining of formula cans, but only
> they don't apparently have a reasonable alternative substance for that

> lining yet....
> I give George a spoonful of wet cat food everyday to take his
> also.  He needs it for his arthritis, so I won't be stopping this.
> Theresa
> Kitty wrote:
>> I agree, about the expense & messiness.  Just since January I've been

>> giving my boys canned food because BH needs his glucosamine mixed in
>> What impressed me in the article was that it's the coatings used on
>> pop-top cans that are most suspect.
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5

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