DAS1CH Dasuquin Soft Chews With MSM

Posted November 20th, 2013 by admin

PRODUCT INFO

Dasuquin Soft Chews With MSM is a nutritional supplement for dogs intended for joint health support.

WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES

Dasuquin Soft Chews with MSM contains glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate – important compounds naturally found in healthy cartilage of animals – as well as the ASU (avocado and soybean unsaponifiables) and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). Those compounds work together on delivering complete joint support both in healthy animals and pets with various joint issues.

PET SYMPTOMS

DAS1CH Dasuquin Soft Chews With MSM

 

Dogs are naturally active animals, spending a lot of their time in various physical activities (playing, jumping, running). During those exercises, joints endure a lot of impacts which can sometimes lead to damages and injuries. As a result, degenerative changes develop very gradually in affected joints. Their structure and functional integrity changes leading to instability and development of arthritis. The damaged joint gradually starts to be painful, and the animals begin to have difficulties with some everyday activities such as climbing the stairs or jumping on the couch. Lameness gradually develops as the pain worsens, and the animal tries to spare the affected joint by holding the limb up. Those are usually the main signs animal owners notice in pets affected with joint issues.

PET AILMENTS

Joint problems are complex and numerous. Literature usually divides them into two large groups: congenital and acquired. Congenital joint issues are a result of inherited developmental problems in joint formation. The most common developmental joint ailments in companion animal veterinary medicine are hip and elbow dysplasia. Acquired joint issues are often a result of injuries, but can also be a part of the natural aging process.

RELATIVE INFO ON BREEDS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT

When it comes to acquired joint issues, large breed and/or overweight dogs are more prone to various joint problems. Likewise, older pets experience certain arthritic changes and issues due to their advanced age. Certain breeds are more affected by the certain joint issues than others. For example, Newfoundland dogs are often suffering from cruciate ligament damages and subsequent knee issues. Rottweiler dogs usually have knee and ankle problems, while Bernese Mountain dogs often suffer from elbow dysplasia. One of the most common joint issues in companion animals is hip dysplasia. It is most commonly seen German Shepherds, Great Danes, St. Bernard dogs and Labrador Retrievers.

QUESTIONS FOR MY VET

1. What is the difference between Dasuquin and other joint support supplements for pets?

a) Dasuquin contains ASU a unique ingredient that is very effective in preservation and improvement of the joint health. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are more efficient supporting joint health in combination with ASU, than on their own. Most other joint support supplements contain only chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, which makes them less effective.

2. What is ASU?

a) ASU is the abbreviation for Avocado/Soybean unsaponifiables ingredients extracted from avocados and soybeans. ASU significantly improves joint health by slowing the breakdown of cartilage. It works in synergy with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to improve and/or preserve the natural stability and integrity of joints.

3. How soon can I expect to see first results in my pet?

a) It is important to observe your pet daily after you start with the administration of Dasuquin. Pay attention to the problematic activities that used to cause discomfort to your pet. If you begin to see an improvement in performing those activities, you know that Dasuquin is starting to work. Changes occur gradually; most animals display signs of visible improvement 4 to 6 weeks after the first administration, but some pets may respond even sooner.

4. What are the side effects of Dasuquin?

a) According to the latest studies, there are no known side effects connected with the administration of Dasuquin. Also, there are no interactions with known medications or supplements.

5. How do I know if my pet needs Dasuquin?

a) In most cases (injuries, after joint surgery, old age, breed predispositions), your veterinarian will suggest Dasuquin as a preventative or supportive measure for your pet’s joints health. If you notice your pet has some issues in performing everyday activities (walking, playing, jumping); is slower or reluctant to move; consult with your veterinarian about Dasuquin.

6. How safe is Dasuquin for my pet?

a) Since there are no known side effects or interactions when giving Dasuquin with other supplements and/or medications; Dasuquin is very safe for your pet.

7. Does my pet still need Dasuquin if its food contains chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine?

a) Absolutely. Most foods containing chondroitin and/or glucosamine cannot fulfill your pet’s daily needs for those compounds. Their quality and availability in those food sis questionable, so it is wise to administer Dasuquin to be sure your pet is receiving enough necessary and useful compounds for healthy joints.

8. What is MSM and how it works?

a) Methylsulfonylmethane, commonly known under the abbreviation MSM, is a unique source of biological sulfur compound, valued for its potent pain reduction and anti-inflammatory properties. Methylsulfonylmethane supplies optimal amounts of dietary sulfur necessary for various processes in the body.

HOW IT WORKS

The main active ingredients of Dasuquin: chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) and ASU (Avocado/soybean unsaponifiables) work in synergy to preserve and maintain the structural integrity and functional stability of animal joints. Glucosamine hydrochloride is a natural part in joint cartilage as one of its building blocks. Chondroitin sulfate is also a natural compound of animal joints, slowing down the process of joint cartilage breakdown. Methylsulfonylmethane has anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties. Avocado and soybean unsaponifiables are extracted from avocado and soybean plants and are also essential inhibitors of joint cartilage destruction. Those four compounds work in synergy, creating a powerful joint health supplement for pets.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

During the initial 4-6 weeks, Dasuquin Chewable Tablets with MSM are administered according to the recommended doses until the desired results start to appear. After the initial satisfactory response, the dose of Dasuquin can be reduced to the maintenance level. Again, when the constant improvement is achieved on the maintenance level, the administration can be further reduced to every other day. It is important to note that individual needs may vary. If you are uncertain concerning administration adjustments, consult your veterinarian.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dasuquin Soft Chews with MSM comes in two strengths for dogs: Dasuquin Soft Chews with MSM for Small to Medium Dogs (up to 59 lbs) and Dasuquin Soft Chews with MSM for Large Dogs (60 lbs and over). Soft chews are flavored and very easy to administer.

DAS1CH Dasuquin Soft Chews With MSM

 

INGREDIENTS

Each Dasuquin soft chew with MSM for small to medium dogs contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride 99% 600 mg
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 400 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (Low Molecular Weight) 250 mg
Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) Powder 45 mg

Each Dasuquin chewable tablet with MSM for large dogs contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride 99% 900 mg
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 800 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (Low Molecular Weight) 350 mg
Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) Powder 90 mg

Other ingredients include starch, glycerin, natural flavor, natural and artificial flavor, vegetable oil, silicon dioxide, gum resin, soy protein isolate, soy lecithin, sucralose, tea and mixed tocopherols.

PRODUCT CAUTIONS

This product is for animal use only. Keep away from children.

Available only from your veterinarian.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

Store in a dry, cool area in the original package. Protect from the direct sunlight. Reseal the closure after opening to ensure freshness of the product.

BRAND VS. GENERIC COMPARISON

There are numerous joint health supplements available on the market, by various different brands, and some of them are even generic products. However, ingredients in those supplements are not equivalent. They may vary in price, packaging and the number of tablets of capsules available per container. Dasuquin is the only ASU + MSM + chondroitin/glucosamine supplement brand for dogs that have proved to be safe and effective for animals.

DAS1CH Dasuquin Chew Tabs With MSM

Posted November 20th, 2013 by admin

PRODUCT INFO

Dasuquin Chewable Tablets With MSM is a nutritional supplement for dogs intended for joint health support.

WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES

Dasuquin Chewable tablets with MSM contains glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate – important compounds naturally found in healthy cartilage of animals – as well as the ASU (avocado and soybean unsaponifiables) and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). Those compounds work together on delivering complete joint support both in healthy animals and pets with various joint issues.

 DAS1CH Dasuquin Chew Tabs With MSM

PET SYMPTOMS

Dogs are naturally active animals, spending a lot of their time in various physical activities (playing, jumping, running). During those exercises, joints endure a lot of impacts which can sometimes lead to damages and injuries. As a result, degenerative changes develop very gradually in affected joints. Their structure and functional integrity changes leading to instability and development of arthritis. The damaged joint gradually starts to be painful, and the animals begin to have difficulties with some everyday activities such as climbing the stairs or jumping on the couch. Lameness gradually develops as the pain worsens, and the animal tries to spare the affected joint by holding the limb up. Those are usually the main signs animal owners notice in pets affected with joint issues.

PET AILMENTS

Joint problems are complex and numerous. Literature usually divides them into two large groups: congenital and acquired. Congenital joint issues are a result of inherited developmental problems in joint formation. The most common developmental joint ailments in companion animal veterinary medicine are hip and elbow dysplasia. Acquired joint issues are often a result of injuries, but can also be a part of the natural aging process.

RELATIVE INFO ON BREEDS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT

When it comes to acquired joint issues, large breed and/or overweight dogs are more prone to various joint problems. Likewise, older pets experience certain arthritic changes and issues due to their advanced age. Certain breeds are more affected by the certain joint issues than others. For example, Newfoundland dogs are often suffering from cruciate ligament damages and subsequent knee issues. Rottweiler dogs usually have knee and ankle problems, while Bernese Mountain dogs often suffer from elbow dysplasia. One of the most common joint issues in companion animals is hip dysplasia. It is most commonly seen German Shepherds, Great Danes, St. Bernard dogs and Labrador Retrievers.

QUESTIONS FOR MY VET

1. What is the difference between Dasuquin and other joint support supplements for pets?

a) Dasuquin contains ASU a unique ingredient that is very effective in preservation and improvement of the joint health. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are more efficient supporting joint health in combination with ASU, than on their own. Most other joint support supplements contain only chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, which makes them less effective.

2. What is ASU?

a) ASU is the abbreviation for Avocado/Soybean unsaponifiables ingredients extracted from avocados and soybeans. ASU significantly improves joint health by slowing the breakdown of cartilage. It works in synergy with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to improve and/or preserve the natural stability and integrity of joints.

3. How soon can I expect to see first results in my pet?

a) It is important to observe your pet daily after you start with the administration of Dasuquin. Pay attention to the problematic activities that used to cause discomfort to your pet. If you begin to see an improvement in performing those activities, you know that Dasuquin is starting to work. Changes occur gradually; most animals display signs of visible improvement 4 to 6 weeks after the first administration, but some pets may respond even sooner.

4. What are the side effects of Dasuquin?

a) According to the latest studies, there are no known side effects connected with the administration of Dasuquin. Also, there are no interactions with known medications or supplements.

5. How do I know if my pet needs Dasuquin?

a) In most cases (injuries, after joint surgery, old age, breed predispositions), your veterinarian will suggest Dasuquin as a preventative or supportive measure for your pet’s joints health. If you notice your pet has some issues in performing everyday activities (walking, playing, jumping); is slower or reluctant to move; consult with your veterinarian about Dasuquin.

6. How safe is Dasuquin for my pet?

a) Since there are no known side effects or interactions when giving Dasuquin with other supplements and/or medications; Dasuquin is very safe for your pet.

7. Does my pet still need Dasuquin if its food contains chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine?

a) Absolutely. Most foods containing chondroitin and/or glucosamine cannot fulfill your pet’s daily needs for those compounds. Their quality and availability in those food sis questionable, so it is wise to administer Dasuquin to be sure your pet is receiving enough necessary and useful compounds for healthy joints.

8. What is MSM and how it works?

a) Methylsulfonylmethane, commonly known under the abbreviation MSM, is a unique source of biological sulfur compound, valued for its potent pain reduction and anti-inflammatory properties. Methylsulfonylmethane supplies optimal amounts of dietary sulfur necessary for various processes in the body.

HOW IT WORKS

The main active ingredients of Dasuquin: chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) and ASU (Avocado/soybean unsaponifiables) work in synergy to preserve and maintain the structural integrity and functional stability of animal joints. Glucosamine hydrochloride is a natural part in joint cartilage as one of its building blocks. Chondroitin sulfate is also a natural compound of animal joints, slowing down the process of joint cartilage breakdown. Methylsulfonylmethane has anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties. Avocado and soybean unsaponifiables are extracted from avocado and soybean plants and are also essential inhibitors of joint cartilage destruction. Those four compounds work in synergy, creating a powerful joint health supplement for pets.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

During the initial 4-6 weeks, Dasuquin Chewable Tablets with MSM are administered according to the recommended doses until the desired results start to appear. After the initial satisfactory response, the dose of Dasuquin can be reduced to the maintenance level. Again, when the constant improvement is achieved on the maintenance level, the administration can be further reduced to every other day. It is important to note that individual needs may vary. If you are uncertain concerning administration adjustments, consult your veterinarian.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dasuquin comes in two strengths for dogs: Dasuquin Chewable Tablets with MSM for Small to Medium Dogs and Dasuquin Chewable Tablets with MSM for Large Dogs. Chewable tablets are flavored and easy to administer. Most dogs ingest chewable tablets willingly; if not, they can easily be crumbled and administered with food.

DAS1CH Dasuquin Chew Tabs With MSM

 

INGREDIENTS

Each Dasuquin chewable tablet with MSM for small to medium dogs contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride 99% 600 mg
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 400 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (Low Molecular Weight) 250 mg
Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) Powder 45 mg

Each Dasuquin chewable tablet with MSM for large dogs contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride 99% 900 mg
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 800 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (Low Molecular Weight) 350 mg
Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) Powder 90 mg

Other ingredients include natural flavor, microcrystalline cellulose, dextrose, dried brewer’s yeast, soy protein isolate, magnesium stearate, tea, gum resin, soy lecithin, silicon dioxide, natural and artificial flavor and mixed tocopherols. The bottle with chewable tablets may contain desiccant.

PRODUCT CAUTIONS

This product is for animal use only. Keep away from children.

Available only from your veterinarian.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

Store in a dry, cool area in the original package. Protect from the direct sunlight. Reseal the closure after opening the bottle to ensure freshness of the product.

BRAND VS. GENERIC COMPARISON

There are numerous joint health supplements available on the market, by various different brands, and some of them are even generic products. However, ingredients in those supplements are not equivalent. They may vary in price, packaging and the number of tablets of capsules available per container. Dasuquin is the only ASU + MSM + chondroitin/glucosamine supplement brand for dogs that have proved to be safe and effective for animals.

COS2TA Cosequin DS Capsules

Posted November 20th, 2013 by admin

PRODUCT INFO

Cosequin Double Strength Capsules are a nutritional supplement for dogs containing glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health support.

WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES

Cosequin contains glucosamine and chondroitin, compounds naturally found in healthy cartilage of animals and humans. In combination with manganese, these compounds support health and mobility of canine joints by preserving cartilage structure and joint fluid.

PET SYMPTOMS

Most dogs lead active lives spending their time running and jumping. Their joints endure a lot of impacts during those activities and sometimes they get injured. Injuries lead to long-term joint problems and require elaborate and clever treatment plan. As a result of joint injuries, degenerative changes gradually develop in the affected joint, changing its structure and functional integrity and leading to instability and development of arthritis. Joints in extremities are most commonly affected (knee, elbow, hip, etc.) Joint changes can be a result of developmental problems as well, such as hip or elbow dysplasia; and also a part of natural aging process. As the damaged joint becomes painful, dogs have more and more difficulties with usual activities (walking the stairs, jumping, running). Gradually lameness develops and the dog tries to spare the affected limb by holding it up.

PET AILMENTS

Various developmental and degenerative processes can lead to joint damage. Some of the most common developmental joint problems include hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia, while the most common cause of degenerative arthritic problems in dogs are cruciate ligament issues in the knee joint.

COS2TA Cosequin DS Capsules

RELATIVE INFO ON BREEDS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT

Generally speaking, large breed and/or overweight dogs are more prone to joint problems. But however, there are some very breed-specific joint problems. For example, Newfoundland dogs are the ones with most cruciate ligament issues among all dog breeds. Rottweilers often suffer from knee and ankle problems and Bernese Mountain dogs are prone to elbow dysplasia. Hip dysplasia, one of the most common joint diseases in dogs, is most commonly seen in German Shepherds, Great Danes, Saint Bernards and Labrador Retrievers.

QUESTIONS FOR MY VET

1. How does Cosequin help maintain health of my pet’s joints?

a) Cosequin contains glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, compounds naturally present in dogs’ joints. That way this product provides necessary material for protection of existing and production of new joint cartilage in order to preserve joint stability and integrity.

2. How soon can the effects of Cosequin be seen?

a) The recommended initial period for administration of Cosequin is six weeks, but some dogs can respond in the shorter period of time.

3. Are there any side effects connected to Cosequin administration in dogs?

a) Most dogs show no adverse reactions to Cosequin; but in some cases mild gastrointestinal discomfort can occur. If your dog shows signs of digestive discomfort, try offering Cosequin with food.

4. Is my dog allowed to exercise while taking Cosequin?

a) Moderate exercise is always beneficial for optimal joint function and overall health of your pet. However, it is best to consult with your veterinarian for individual cases before starting to exercise your pet regularly.

5. Do I still need to give my dog Cosequin if I’m feeding it with chondroitin and glucosamine rich foods?

a) Yes. Food does not contain as high concentrations and as high quality ingredients as Cosequin. The amount of chondroitin and glucosamine in food is often not sufficient for your dog’s needs.

6. How should I dose Cosequin for my dog?

a) Follow the instructions for administration provided in the label and your vet’s instructions. Individual needs vary from dog to dog, but the initial period for administration is four to six weeks. When you start to notice positive response to treatment, you can decrease the number of Cosequin capsules you are giving. If you see that your dog’s condition starts to degrade afterwards, increase the dose. In case of additional questions, consult your veterinarian.

7. In what cases should I give my pet Cosequin capsules?

a) Cosequin can be given do dogs of any age, but it is most commonly used in aging animals to help maintain joint stability and integrity during the aging processes. It is also very useful in cases of degenerative joint issues and after joint surgery.

HOW IT WORKS

Cosequin contains two main compounds naturally present in the dogs’ joints: chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride. Glucosamine is a natural building block of joint cartilage that keeps cartilage healthy and functional. Chondroitin sulfate blocks the processes of cartilage breakdown.

COS2TA Cosequin DS Capsules

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

The recommended initial period of administration is four to six weeks, but some dogs may respond in even shorter period of time. Upon noticing visible improvements, the number of Cosequin Capsules can be reduced to maintenance level. Once the consistent improvement has been achieved, maintenance levels can be reduced to administration every other day. Maintenance levels can also be administered in healthy dogs to support their joints.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dog’s Weight

NUMBER OF CAPSULES

Initial 4 to 6 Week Administration Period

Maintenance Level▲

10-24 lbs.*

1 daily

(1/2 in the morning & 1/2 in the evening)

*(under 10 lbs, 1/2 daily)

1/2 daily

25-49 lbs.

2 daily

(1 in the morning & 1 in the evening)

1 daily

50-100 lbs.

3 daily

(2 in the morning & 1 in the evening)

1-2 daily

Over 100 lbs.

4 daily*

(2 in the morning & 2 in the evening)

2 daily

Capsules can be pulled apart and their contents can be sprinkled over dog’s food.

INGREDIENTS

Each Cosequin Capsule contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride minimum 500 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum 400 mg
Manganese minimum 5 mg

 

Complete ingredients of Cosequin Capsules: glucosamine hydrochloride, sodium chondroitin sulfate, gelatin, manganese ascorbate, mixed glycosaminoglycans, water, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, FD&C blue #1 and FD&C yellow #5.

PRODUCT CAUTIONS

For veterinary use only. Keep away from children.

Cosequin should not be used instead of other treatment options in cases of infection of after surgery.

Blood sugar levels of diabetic and overweight dogs should be regularly monitored during Cosequin administration.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

Store in a dry and cool area, away from direct sunlight. In order to ensure freshness, keep the bottle lid tightly secured.

BRAND VS. GENERIC COMPARISON

There are numerous joint health supplements available on the market, by various different brands, and some of them are even generic products. However, ingredients in those supplements are not equivalent. They may vary in price, packaging and the number of tablets of capsules available per container. Cosequin is the only chondroitin/glucosamine supplement brand for dogs that has proved to be safe and effective for animals.

COS1TF Cosequin DS (Chew Tabs)

Posted November 20th, 2013 by admin

PRODUCT INFO

Cosequin Double Strength Chewable Tablets are a nutritional supplement for dogs containing glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health support.

WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES

Cosequin contains glucosamine and chondroitin, compounds naturally found in healthy cartilage of animals and humans. In combination with manganese, these compounds support health and mobility of canine joints by preserving cartilage structure and joint fluid.

PET SYMPTOMS

Most dogs lead active lives spending their time running and jumping. Their joints endure a lot of impacts during those activities and sometimes they get injured. Injuries lead to long-term joint problems and require elaborate and clever treatment plan. As a result of joint injuries, degenerative changes gradually develop in the affected joint, changing its structure and functional integrity and leading to instability and development of arthritis. Joints in extremities are most commonly affected (knee, elbow, hip, etc.) Joint changes can be a result of developmental problems as well, such as hip or elbow dysplasia; and also a part of natural aging process. As the damaged joint becomes painful, dogs have more and more difficulties with usual activities (walking the stairs, jumping, running). Gradually lameness develops and the dog tries to spare the affected limb by holding it up.

PET AILMENTS

Various developmental and degenerative processes can lead to joint damage. Some of the most common developmental joint problems include hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia, while the most common cause of degenerative arthritic problems in dogs are cruciate ligament issues in the knee joint.

RELATIVE INFO ON BREEDS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT

Generally speaking, large breed and/or overweight dogs are more prone to joint problems. But however, there are some very breed-specific joint problems. For example, Newfoundland dogs are the ones with most cruciate ligament issues among all dog breeds. Rottweilers often suffer from knee and ankle problems and Bernese Mountain dogs are prone to elbow dysplasia. Hip dysplasia, one of the most common joint diseases in dogs, is most commonly seen in German Shepherds, Great Danes, Saint Bernards and Labrador Retrievers.

QUESTIONS FOR MY VET

1. How does Cosequin help maintain health of my pet’s joints?

a) Cosequin contains glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, compounds naturally present in dogs’ joints. That way this product provides necessary material for protection of existing and production of new joint cartilage in order to preserve joint stability and integrity.

2. How soon can the effects of Cosequin be seen?

a) The recommended initial period for administration of Cosequin is six weeks, but some dogs can respond in the shorter period of time.

3. Are there any side effects connected to Cosequin administration in dogs?

a) Most dogs show no adverse reactions to Cosequin; but in some cases mild gastrointestinal discomfort can occur. If your dog shows signs of digestive discomfort, try offering Cosequin with food.

4. Is my dog allowed to exercise while taking Cosequin?

a) Moderate exercise is always beneficial for optimal joint function and overall health of your pet. However, it is best to consult with your veterinarian for individual cases before starting to exercise your pet regularly.

5. Do I still need to give my dog Cosequin if I’m feeding it with chondroitin and glucosamine rich foods?

a) Yes. Food does not contain as high concentrations and as high quality ingredients as Cosequin. The amount of chondroitin and glucosamine in food is often not sufficient for your dog’s needs.

6. How should I dose Cosequin for my dog?

a) Follow the instructions for administration provided in the label and your vet’s instructions. Individual needs vary from dog to dog, but the initial period for administration is four to six weeks. When you start to notice positive response to treatment, you can decrease the number of Cosequin chewable tablets you are giving. If you see that your dog’s condition starts to degrade afterwards, increase the dose. In case of additional questions, consult your veterinarian.

7. In what cases should I give my pet Cosequin chewable tablets?

a) Cosequin can be given do dogs of any age, but it is most commonly used in aging animals to help maintain joint stability and integrity during the aging processes. It is also very useful in cases of degenerative joint issues and after joint surgery.

HOW IT WORKS

Cosequin contains two main compounds naturally present in the dogs’ joints: chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride. Glucosamine is a natural building block of joint cartilage that keeps cartilage healthy and functional. Chondroitin sulfate blocks the processes of cartilage breakdown.

 COS1TF Cosequin DS (Chew Tabs)

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

The recommended initial period of administration is four to six weeks, but some dogs may respond in even shorter period of time. Upon noticing visible improvements, the number of Cosequin Chewable Tablets can be reduced to maintenance level. Once the consistent improvement has been achieved, maintenance levels can be reduced to administration every other day. Maintenance levels can also be administered in healthy dogs to support their joints.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Chewable tablets are flavored, so they can be offered directly or with food, depending in the dog’s willingness to ingest them.

Dog’s Weight

NUMBER OF TABLETS

Initial 4 to 6 Week Administration Period

Maintenance Level▲

10-24 lbs.*

1 daily

(1/2 in the morning & 1/2 in the evening)

*(under 10 lbs, 1/2 daily)

1/2 daily

(tablets are scored)

25-49 lbs.

2 daily

(1 in the morning & 1 in the evening)

1 daily

50-100 lbs.

3 daily

(2 in the morning & 1 in the evening)

1-2 daily

Over 100 lbs.

4 daily

(2 in the morning & 2 in the evening)

2 daily

INGREDIENTS

Each Cosequin Chewable Tablet contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride minimum 500 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum 400 mg
Manganese minimum 5 mg

 

Complete ingredients of Cosequin Chewable tablets: glucosamine hydrochloride, sodium chondroitin sulfate, microcrystalline cellulose, artificial roast beef flavor, manganese ascorbate, natural and artificial cheese flavor, mixed glycosaminoglycans, dried brewers yeast, magnesium stearate and natural garlic flavor.

PRODUCT CAUTIONS

For veterinary use only. Keep away from children.

Cosequin should not be used instead of other treatment options in cases of infection of after surgery.

Blood sugar levels of diabetic and overweight dogs should be regularly monitored during Cosequin administration.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

Store in a dry and cool area, away from direct sunlight. In order to ensure freshness, keep the bottle lid tightly secured.

BRAND VS. GENERIC COMPARISON

There are numerous joint health supplements available on the market, by various different brands, and some of them are even generic products. However, ingredients in those supplements are not equivalent. They may vary in price, packaging and the number of tablets of capsules available per container. Cosequin is the only chondroitin/glucosamine supplement brand for dogs that has proved to be safe and effective for animals.