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.
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.
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.
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.
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.