• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Canine Hylasport supplement?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Canine Hylasport supplement?

    In my quest to find a maintenance type joint product for my 2yo Lab, I had this product recommended to me by members on canine message board.
    Does anybody here have experience with the company or their products? It sounds like the same company that manufactures equine products (HorseTech). They are sending me a few free samples, because I've never given my dog any type of supplement. The prices seem very economical and they have free shipping!

  • #2
    I am trying it on 2 of my dogs but i dont notice a difference in them but that does not mean its not working. They dont really have any serious issues.

    I have a 13 year old lab/shepherd mix that has hip dysplasia and he is on the horse version of Acti-Flex 4000 and i do notice a difference when he is on it. I can tell he feels much better.It is very economical because you only give them 1/4 of the horse dose and it will last one dog about 4 months for about $27.It is a liquid i put on his food and even thou he is a very picky eater he has no problem eating it. This is the only supp that i noticed a differnce when he takes it.


    • Original Poster

      I did use the canine Actiflex on my old Lab, and noticed a difference within a few days. I don't want to deal with a liquid, and my old dog got to the point he didn't want to eat it. I have a whole quart sitting at home, but I'm sure it's probably well past it's expiration date. My 2yo has no health issues, but is very active. I want to help his joints as much as possible now, so that he goes into old age in as good of a shape as possible.


      • #4
        it is the same company that makes Hylasport Equine. On paper Hylasport Canine has all of the proper joint ingredients in the proper amounts for dogs- many/most products for dogs have only one or two of the key ingredients.
        Most of the horse supplements don't have anywhere near enough chondroitin for dogs, as tempting as it may be to buy them and just give a low dose to your dog.


        • #5
          I have used it and saw immediate improvement in my dog. Need to get some more ordered, thanks for hte reminder! BTW the people at horsetech are the best, very friendly, answer all questions, and prompt service. HIghly recommend.


          • #6
            1/4 dose of Acti flex 4000 has 1000 mg of chondroiton and 2000mg of Glucosamine as well as Ha and other things. That is as much or more than the Hylasport. My vet said that the average dog should get 1500 mg of Glucosamine


            • #7
              I've always had great experiences with Horsetech, and gave my dog the doggie version for a while (took her off for other reasons). If you found that you needed a different dosage, get in touch and they may be able to mix up whatever you actually need.


              • #8
                Love Horsetech and use Hylasport for both my horse and my dog. It really seems to help my older Aussie. Horsetech is top notch when it comes to customer service, if you call them they will usually send you a sample you can try out.
                "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
                ignorance!" Officer Beck


                • Original Poster

                  Thank you all for the high recommendation of this product! I was sent a .5lbs sample from Pupsup, and my lab has been eating it for the past few days.

                  Another quick question though - do you feed the 10gm all at one time - in one feeding (aka "once per day"), or do you feed 5gm in the am and 5gm in the pm?


                  • #10
                    My dogs aren't that big so they got one scoop, once a day. Harley, my Aussie, is about 45 pounds.
                    "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
                    ignorance!" Officer Beck


                    • #11
                      I have my mini aussie pup on it. She is about 16months old with no problems. I started her on it because she is such a "rough house" dog, always wrestling with my sis's 85lb shepherd/collie mix. My dog is 30lbs. She also likes to get up on the picnic table and jump down, climb on the wood pile, run like the wind. I figured it wouldn't hurt to be preventative. I have used the company's horse version for years, and it really seems to keep my mare moving well at 17yo. Love the cookies too... and can't beat free shipping. I give the 10grams(2 small scoops) with her morning meal.