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I am very interested in your liquid glucosamine chondroitin MSM for our 13 yr old kitty who is experiencing some hip pain and possibly arthritis. He’s usually a super active and energetic kitty but he’s been slowing down and moving more carefully. He is currently on Dasuquin but we don’t like force feeding him the pills. The liquid alternative is interesting. How does your product compare to Dasuquin (contents wise) and do cats like the vanilla flavor? Also you recommended a dropper that is no longer available on Amazon. Will any 1 ml dropper be fine? Thank you@
Thanks for your interest in our Liquid Glucosamine product.
One fluid ounce of our BeMedFree product contains 1,500 mg of Glucosamine, 1,500 mg of MSM, 1,200 mg of Chondroitin, and 25 mg of Grape Seed Extract.
However, the dosage for cats is a lot less than one fluid ounce (which is 2 tablespoons).
It varies by weight, but we’ll use a cat that weighs from 11 – 15 lbs as an example.
The dosage for a cat of this weight would be 3/4 teaspoon (or 3.75 ml) per day.
That would give the cat 187.5 mg of Glucosamine, 187.5 mg of MSM, 150 mg of Chondroitin, and 3.125 mg of Grape Seed Extract.
We found a product for cats on the Dasuquin website stating that each capsule contains 125 mg of Glucosamine, 100 mg of Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (which we assume is similar to MSM), and 25 mg of Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables.
Their product contains no Chondroitin, however.
For cats over 10 lbs, they recommend two capsules per day, which would, of course, double the above values.
Another factor is that liquid supplements, such as ours, are not only typically easier to administer, but they are more bio-available, which means they are faster acting.
As for cats liking the vanilla flavour, then based on what our customers are saying, most cats (and dogs) either like or don’t mind this, but just like with everything, a tiny number of pets simply won’t take their supplement no matter how you try to disguise it (so no different to us humans, then).
Thanks for the heads-up about the dropper – we’ll try to find an alternate one and update our listing as soon as we can.
In the meantime, a 1 ml dropper should work, although it would be better if were marked off in small increments, based on the dosage for cats, where you’ll need to administer 1.25 ml, 2.5 ml, 3.75 ml, or 5 ml per day, depending on the weight of your cat. Although we never recommend overdosing, for obvious reasons, eyeballing these should be fine if you can’t find a suitable dropper.
We hope this helps,
Rae & Mark
Thanks so much for your detailed reply! I just placed an order (and enrolled in Prime too!) since I’m so excited to try out your product. I will let you know how our Savannah kitty makes out.
We hope our product helps your Savannah kitty, and please do let us know if you have any other questions.
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