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Another Joint Supplement: Rose-hip Vital Canine

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ness   

Thanks for the offer behluka I may need to organise some more shortly :D.

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Rosetta   

Caught a story on this on tonight's news. A lady swears by it for her Golden - has made a big difference to her arthritis. There was also a Dalmation featured and her owners said it was amazing the difference it had made. There is a Canine version out apparently.

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OSoSwift   

I have recently started Rommi on this.

I started her on a half dose due to previous gastric bleeding after metacam she also does not tolerate Rimadyl.

So far she is going very well.

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bianca.a   

Sorry if it has already been mentioned but what dose are people giving? I have been giving both my GSDs 1 per day and I think that may not be enough? They are 28 and 30kgs.

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FHRP   

The website only seems to have powder? Can you get the RHV Canine as a capsule? I often don't feed meals that you can add powder to easily (chicken frames) so find that I forget to give powders regularly. If I could shove a capsule down his throat daily, I'd be much more likely to give it every day.

eta. can I just get the human form, although that seems to have GOPO, whatever that is?

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The website only seems to have powder? Can you get the RHV Canine as a capsule? I often don't feed meals that you can add powder to easily (chicken frames) so find that I forget to give powders regularly. If I could shove a capsule down his throat daily, I'd be much more likely to give it every day.

eta. can I just get the human form, although that seems to have GOPO, whatever that is?

You can use the capsules for humans but you need 5 capsules to equal one scoop of the powder. My boy is 25 kg and is supposed to be on 2 scoops per day = 10 capsules, which is double what I take myself for a maintenance dose but he seems to do fine on the same dose as me which is one scoop or 5 capsules per day.

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FHRP   

Thanks dancinbcs. How did you work out the dosage? Is g/kg the same as mg? The dog product says "One level scoop (included) = 2.5 g Contains: Rosa Canina (Rosehip) fruit powder 1000 g/kg" and the human powder product says "Each dosage scoop contains Rosa canina (Rosehip) fruit powder 500mg containing GOPO" and capsules "Each capsule contains Rosa canina L (rosehip) fruit powder 500mg containing GOPO". What does the L mean?

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I take Rose Hip vital for my knee and have felt a marked improvement. I have an older golden with arthritis pretty much everywhere. I started her on the canine formula just over a week ago - already she seems brighter and happier. Think it will take a little longer to see the full effects though. I'm really hoping it works for her!

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River   

Hi Yes you can use the capsules, but why would you? the powder is so much easier, dogs love it, and much easier than giving a handful of capsules to a dog. If you specifically want to use capsules, for a small-med dog this would be approx 5, a large dog would need 15 -20 capsules per day! which is a lot. Also the 500g of powder is a much more economical way to buy RHVC, than capsules. I take the capsules my self, but my dogs get the powder.

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The website only seems to have powder? Can you get the RHV Canine as a capsule? I often don't feed meals that you can add powder to easily (chicken frames) so find that I forget to give powders regularly. If I could shove a capsule down his throat daily, I'd be much more likely to give it every day.

eta. can I just get the human form, although that seems to have GOPO, whatever that is?

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ness   

This is a video I put together last week of Kenz's story and experience with the RHVC -

FHRP mine are both predominantly raw fed and get lots of things like chicken frames but I will mix it with a spoonful of yoghurt or some sardines or tuna or something each day.

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Thanks dancinbcs. How did you work out the dosage? Is g/kg the same as mg? The dog product says "One level scoop (included) = 2.5 g Contains: Rosa Canina (Rosehip) fruit powder 1000 g/kg" and the human powder product says "Each dosage scoop contains Rosa canina (Rosehip) fruit powder 500mg containing GOPO" and capsules "Each capsule contains Rosa canina L (rosehip) fruit powder 500mg containing GOPO". What does the L mean?

The powder for humans has the maintenance dose as 1 scoop per day and the capsules are 5 capsules a day. I also checked with the company and they confirmed the powder for humans is pretty much the same stuff as the canine one and that 5 capsules was equal to 1 scoop of either powder. I was using capsules for a while and opening them to sprinkle on the dog's food, because they were cheaper. I bought a 500 gm canine powder tub yesterday though at the BC Fun Day as it was on special and that will last Angus for a few months now.

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sheena   

I wonder if you can just feed rose hips to dogs...maybe not as the seeds contained may be toxic. Any ideas :confused:

Good to see Kenz doing so well, Ness :thumbsup: My girl has just started holding up her front foot after resting :( but hope its not what Kenz has. Bindi gets better with exercise. Vet has her on anti-flams & anti-biots for a week.

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ness   

Front leg/shoulder is where we started Sheena and yes Kenz would improve when she was exercised but was stiff and sore immediately on getting up. I hope its not that but bicep tendon injuries aren't uncommon in active performance dogs.

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sheena   

Front leg/shoulder is where we started Sheena and yes Kenz would improve when she was exercised but was stiff and sore immediately on getting up. I hope its not that but bicep tendon injuries aren't uncommon in active performance dogs.

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FHRP   

The powder for humans has the maintenance dose as 1 scoop per day and the capsules are 5 capsules a day. I also checked with the company and they confirmed the powder for humans is pretty much the same stuff as the canine one and that 5 capsules was equal to 1 scoop of either powder. I was using capsules for a while and opening them to sprinkle on the dog's food, because they were cheaper. I bought a 500 gm canine powder tub yesterday though at the BC Fun Day as it was on special and that will last Angus for a few months now.

Thanks again dancinbcs, I found it confusing with apparent different UOM to work out if they were the same :) I could have of course contacted the company myself, but you've confirmed if for me now! :thumbsup:

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FHRP   

Hi Yes you can use the capsules, but why would you?

As I explained in my initial query, I often don't feed food that can have power easily added to it and as a consequence I find I forget to give powders regularly. The dog I am considering it for is extremely easy to give tablets/capsules too, however I'd still not do it if it was 15-20 daily (although 5 seems more likely). Personally I'd prefer to get all the powder joint products as a capsule.

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