Really works! Highly recommended!
By Uncle Lew on April 6, 2015
After waiting over a month, my wife and I can unconditionally state this liquid supplement from Barker Labs works great. Our 12-year old Border Collie, Alex, began suffering joint pain in his front leg shoulder area (do dogs have shoulders?) It reached a point where he no longer could jump on the bed to play. He walked more slowly and found it difficult to physically get up after laying down. His limp, more prevalent during the evening, made it obvious there was pain.
As a lifelong dog owner, I know that glucosamine is effective for a dog’s joint pain. The brand I used with our previous dogs was no longer available, so I was faced with choosing from a plethora of supplements, all promising their brand was the best. Out of convenience, I first tried a shellfish-based chewable glucosamine supplement but soon learned Alex’s sensitive intestinal track quickly developed diarrhea and gas. However, he wasn’t limping anymore! Nevertheless, Alex is crate-trained and having an accident while sleeping in his crate can be quite a mess. We needed to find a supplement that wasn’t made with shellfish, which many dogs – not just mine – find difficult to digest.
After much internet research, I came upon FlexComplete. The fact that it doesn’t contain shellfish or beef was what sold me. (Alex primarily eats lamb and rice, again, due to his sensitive stomach.) While it’s a bit less convenient to administer than tossing him a solid chewy supplement as if it’s a treat, it’s been really easy to apply FlexComplete directly on his bowl of food. He’s 42 pounds, and receives one and a half teaspoons every morning.
I’d like to add a cautionary note to those of you planning to give your dog a glucosamine supplement. There seems to be a fair amount of similar recommendations regarding these supplements to use a “loading” period where you give the dog a larger amount for the first two or three weeks. This may work for some dogs, but as my veterinary doc explained, it’s better to go slow and gentle. I started Alex on one teaspoon, never varying, until after three weeks, upped the dose to one and one half teaspoons. Alex is pain free now and acts younger than ever. I highly recommend FlexComplete and in case you’re wondering, did not receive a complementary bottle so that I’d say nice things about the product. It just works. We’ll buy it again.
Note from Sussie and Gunny: I use it on my dogs as well with AMAZING results!