Rated 5 out of 5by Michaelhighly recommend for athritisMy 10 year old 100lb lab was limping every day due to hip arthritis. My vet recommended this as an alternative to daily oral arthritis and pain medication. I bought the first box from him and the key issue is that it does not have to go in the muscle to be effective. You simply grab them by the scruff of the neck and inject in under the skin. Yes, you have to buy your own syringes with needles, but different dogs will most likely need a different size needle. I use a 3cc with a 21guage 1 1/2inch needle. I would use at least a 1 inch needle. It appears to cause him little or no discomfort, as opposed to an IM injection.
As I recall, we started with twice a week for 3 weeks. We noticed a big improvement after 2 weeks. We then tried to space it out to the recommended once monthly, but noticed he was limping around 2-3 weeks. We settled on an every 2 week schedule, sometimes a little longer. He can walk a mile at the dog park every day with no limping. Sometimes he even runs a little bit, though we discourage it. I get 2 doses from each bottle or 4 per box, so I am buying a box every 2 months. Obviously your vet will advise you on the correct dose, but that gives you an idea of the cost. I was surprised how effective it is, especially since it is apparently a form of glucosamine. I was also surprised how quickly it worked. It is possible your dog may require less frequent dosing, but that is what works for us and the difference is remarkable. 04/25/2018
Rated 5 out of 5by CathyLess than half the price paid at the Vet!The exact medicine that I purchased from the Vet at Less Than Half the Price. The injections of Adequan Canine let us skip surgery on her torn ACL. 04/13/2018
Rated 5 out of 5by JeffGreat one shot per month alternative to daily pillsMy Collie, Joey, has been on tramadol for hip and arthritis issues for a long time and his vet recommended this adequan shot as an alternative.
He tolerates the shot very well (I give it to him at home subcutaneously) and it is much better that I only have to do it once a month rather than trying to get a daily pill he cant stand down his throat.
He has been on adequan for almost a year now and I can tell a decided difference in how he runs and walks and his lab tests always come back normal, so I am not concerned with the long term effects of this medicine on his kidneys like some of the other arthritis treatment options that are out there. 03/19/2018
Rated 5 out of 5by Jeff SmithGreat support for hip issuesJoey had been on Gabopentin and Tramodol for a very long time and they were starting to lost their effectiveness on his weak hip issues. Our vet recommended a change to Galliprant daily and a once a month shot of adequan. Joey gets around much better now and the shots are easy to give under the skin. He has been on these meds since mid summer and I haven't noticed any negative side effects so far. Very pleased. Also, I've cross-shopped this medicine about everywhere I can, and this site has by far the best prices on adequan and galliprant. I usually get my pet meds at Costco, but these are two they do not carry. 12/17/2017
Rated 4 out of 5by Adequan CanineAdequan CanineWe have a 7 1/2 year old, 82 pound Lab that torn his ACL Ligament. He has had 2 surgeries to correct the problem, but still won't put any weight on his left back leg. The last visit to the Vet, we were told that he had bone on bone movement and that he was in pain. The Vet gave us pain pills to treat the problem. I am one that does not want my dog on pain pills for the rest of his life. I found this product on line and had the Vet prescribe the medicine for our pup. I have given him 2 shots so far, a week apart. After the first shot we could see improvement by the next day. After the 2nd shot the following week, we again saw more improvement. He seems to be putting more weight on his leg when he walks. When he's laying on the floor he isn't in constant movement with his bad leg, he can relax and take a nap. We have not witnessed any side effects so far. He seems to do doing fine and I will continue with the shot program the Vet set for us. 07/12/2016
Rated 5 out of 5by minalumo4 Arthritis This medication is very effective in alleviating the arthritic pain. Easy to inject. 06/24/2016
Rated 5 out of 5by LeeS Miracle drug? Our 15 year old Westie has (among other things) malformed hips that have caused ruptured ligaments in both knees. Even with surgery the little guy was hopping around on three legs. At the suggestion of friends, we made an appointment with an equine vet, who have been prescribing Adequan to treat lame horses for years. Between regular chiropractic, cold laser and Adequan treatments, he's happily wobbling around on all four legs. Miracle drug? Pretty close I'd say. It also helps our 12 year old Silky Terrier with a touch of arthritis. 06/19/2016
Rated 4 out of 5by Andy13 Helps my 13 year old lab There aren't many more alternatives to try to help my old lab get around. This appears to help. Don't like sticking him with a needle twice a week. But it seems to be worth it. 06/16/2016
Rated 4 out of 5by GrancieBest yet, it seems to workOur 8 year old doodle has arthritis and this appears to have helped a great deal. She loves to run on the beach and usually ends up limping but with the Adequan she can run without pain. 05/24/2016
Rated 5 out of 5by BlackCobraMy dog now never suffers from the pain of arthritisAdequate has made a significant improvement in the treatment of arthritis in my dog. 05/09/2016
Rated 5 out of 5by BigWRejuvenateThe adequan was an effective med for our German Shepherd. It gave her more play in her step. In the beginning it was miraculous. As her arthritis and lack of strength progressed, she would constantly fall as we lifted her bottom up just before the shot was do. We followed a 10-day frequency before, with tears flowing, we did what was best for her. 05/02/2016
Rated 5 out of 5by Shepherdmom1Works but it will cost youThis helps our 11 year old german shepherd with hip issues. Weve increased his injections from once a week to twice a week as his hips worsen. The product works great, but for a dog that is hos size its quite expensive. Also we've had to get him needles to inject it from our pharmacy, which is a bit of a hassel. If you buy an injectable product it should include needles to inject it. 02/12/2016