Glucosamine and chondroitin in osteoarthritis: worth using?

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Is there any evidence that giving glucosamine and chondroitin supplements to animals with osteoarthritis has any benefit? Is there any risk of harm? This article includes a practical section on "what to say to clients". First published by Veterinary Prescriber in March 2013. We want to present this information in a format that's easy to read and use. Contents buttons take you to the section you want to read and the references are listed next to the text for easy viewing. 

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In this article we review the evidence on the use of glucosamine/chondroitin supplements in the treatment of osteoarthritis in cats, dogs, horses and rabbits.

In this article we review the evidence on the use of glucosamine/chondroitin supplements in the treatment of osteoarthritis in cats, dogs, horses and rabbits.

 

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