I'm trying to decide if it would be terrible of me to go back to a cheaper glucosamine supplement (that contains less glucosamine) if a more expensive supplement (tons more glucosamine) isn't doing anything more than the cheaper one was...
I had been feeding Lacey her glucosamine supplement in the form of those "magesty flex wafer" things which she loooovvvved. I had noticed her starting to get a little creaky in her joints so this was basically her first trial into getting a supplement for it and they took care of all the creakiness. Here's a link if you're interested: Majesty's Flex Wafers - Horse Treats from SmartPak Equine (but I can get it for much cheaper at my local store)
However, people of this forum told me that I really should get her on a higher quality supplement and I didn't disagree at all seeing as how she's 26 and deserves classy stuff.
So I got this stuff: Absorbine Flex + Max - Equine Joint Supplements from SmartPak Equine which has a ton more glucosamine and all that than the first supplement. Now she's been on it for about a month and I can honestly say that there has been absolutely no change in her creaky level (she wasn't creaky really at all on the first supplement).
I saw a dramatic improvement very soon after I started her in her first joint supplement of any kind (the wafers) so I know that she does have some minor arthritis but I can't really justify keeping her on a rather expensive supplement that's not doing anything in comparison to the cheaper supplement.
So basically I'm wondering if it's ok if I just switch her back to the wafers or if there's something actually special in a more expensive supplement that warrants me keeping her on it.
I'm also considering getting her this stuff instead of the wafers: SmartFlex I Maintenance - Equine Joint Supplements from SmartPak Equine or the senior version, but I think that the 4,000mg of glucosamine in the maintenance formula is probably enough for her since the wafers only have 2500mg and she did well on that. The price of the wafers and the price of this stuff is very similar and this stuff has more glucosamine so I'm getting more "bang for my buck" as it were.