Hello Mutineers! If you’ve followed us here on the website or on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, you know that I like to share the things we actually use around Mutiny Ranch. Since our interests are diverse these items range from animal care to gardening implements but also footwear and kitchen gadgets. No matter what the item is though if we recommend it here then we personally own and use it or have researched it enough to have it on our “wishlist”.
The Mutiny Ranch Item of the Day for 3/29/2021 is Duralactin Equine Joint Plus Pellets. For this item please know that I have searched high and low and found Allivet to have the best pricing and free shipping. You can save even more if you sign up for auto-ship. We receive no commission or benefit at this time and are sharing this deal because we truly believe in this product.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way let’s get to it. I was introduced to Duralactin two years ago when I asked a question on Facebook about supplements for our dog, Benny, who was displaying possible hip issues. Benny is a Border Collie mix who runs fast and plays hard. He loves catching frisbees and obsessing over his Jolly Ball. But he was coming up lame on a more frequent basis every time he played.
One of our RVing friends, Nina Fussing of Wheeling It, recommended Duralactin after treating her dog with it successfully. Another friend, Kerry (of @asolojouner), seconded the recommendation so I immediately ordered Duralactin Chew Tabs for Dogs. Let me tell you, within days Benny was having fewer and fewer days where he would come in from playing with a limp. After a couple of weeks, he stopped limping all together.
You might remember that in December of 2020 our goat Dolly came up very lame. She was unable to stand or walk and we thought she would have to be put down. With the help of our friend and pig farrier, Amanda, we decided to try to save Dolly. I asked the vet if she thought I could start Dolly on the Duralactin. I had previously reached out to the manufacturers of Duralactin to see if there was one I could use on a goat but they have not tested this medication on goats and could not legally say yes. The vet said she didn’t see anything in the product that would harm Dolly (and she isn’t ever going to be for human consumption) so I started her on it.
I am so impressed with how well Duralactin has worked on our animals that it’s important for me to share it with you. Officially, Duralactin is available for dogs, cats, and horses. That’s who they are designed for and who they’ve been tested on. I’m not a veterinarian by any stretch of the imagination. But I am willing to bend the rules to try to save Dolly.
I’ve switched both animals over to Duralactin Equine Plus from Allivet (8 grams once a day based on their weight) due to the significant cost savings. After consulting with some animal health experts I feel comfortable with this decision. It’s always risky (and potentially illegal) to use any medication in a way that is not intended. So, I urge you to do your own research and ask your own veterinarian if you choose this route. Otherwise, just stick to the species-specific products linked above.
As always, we sincerely appreciate it when you use our links to make purchases through Amazon. As Amazon Affiliates we may earn a small commission from your purchase at no cost to you. This money goes toward our rescue animals’ upkeep as well as to help assist the rescues of other animals.