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Author Topic: Glyco-Flex II Feline causing diarrhea?  (Read 2612 times)
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3catkidneyfailure
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« on: July 22, 2010, 07:09:45 PM »

Trying to help my oldster, IQ at 20 with chronic renal failure, with her hip arthritis. She has
been on Dasuquin for about six months and it's not helping much. So two days ago, switched her to Glyco-Flex II soft chews. She's 12 pounds but highly reactive to everything these days. So figuring she was already built up on the glucosamine from the Dasuquin, just gave her one soft chew for two days. Her stools are starting to lose their form. Internet says diarrhea is a possible side effect here, and IQ can't have the fluid loss. Any thoughts or help?
She sure needs something to help her a bit with mobility, but not chronic diarrhea. Her little stools are starting to pancake out.
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mainecoonpeg
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 09:02:00 PM »

3cat....have you considered Trixsyn?

It is doing miracles for my Rikers.
Rikers got constipated from Cosaquin and got the runs from the Glyco-Flex II.  It was horrible for the poor gal.  It took about 2 weeks for her insides to calm down.

I also used the Trixsyn on Rufus who had the most sensitive stomach and it didn't bother him at all.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 06:47:45 AM »

We tried Trixsyn for two months, Peg, and it didn't seem to help.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 06:18:25 PM »

Are they finicky about things added to their food ? If not you always grind any human gluc/chondroiten/msm type product & mix into a meal. Theres a discussion somewhere on here from 2007 about several cats having poo problems with msm though.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 06:50:33 PM »

Not fincky, leslie, no, in general. Love the Glyco-Flex II soft chews. will tolerate Forte Flora.
Really crazy about Beechnut Stage 1 chicken and turkey.

Anyway, since mobility is such a problem, vet suggested with over-reactive Ms. Q that we
cut it to one-half tablet for a start and see if we can work our way up barring pancakes
because the next alternative is the opioid pain {Tramadol} reliever that I don't want to use.

Warning on the Glyco-Flex, though, if any of you try it. My cats seem to think it's a treat.
It comes in a zip-lock bag that I know my cats could have open in 10 seconds or less. And
should your cat get a whole bunch of this stuff, you could have massive diarrhea. So be sure
and keep it locked up in a kitty safe place because I think many of these treats and you'd be
in trouble.

I tried tracking down the thread, leslie, and got some by sharky and ancona, but nothing from 2007 and nothing discussing MSM and poo. MSM also stands for main stream media, which comes up a lot, too. So must have missed it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 05:51:57 AM »

I couldn't find it either. I think Andy also posted about it, but don't remember what thread it was. I had the same problem with the search results for MSM.
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