Cosequin for dogs
Cosequin DS for dogs is a double strength(DS), glucosamine chondroitin chewable tablet produced by Nutramax Laboratories. Cosequin is the number one veterinarian recommended joint health supplement for dogs. It is made up of FCHG49Â®* glucosamine hydrocloride, TRH122Â®* chondroitin sulfate and manganese ascorbate. It's been proven that these ingredients from Cosequin maintain the cartilage in your dog's joints while inhibiting the enzymes that break down cartilage.
Why is my dog's joint cartilage breaking down? Joints that bend are called synovial joints. Synovial joints contain the end of bones inside a sack called the bursa that surrounds the joint. The slippery, yet strong tissue at the end of the bones is called cartilage. Cartilage enables the bones to touch and move smoothly, without pain. Since cartilage is avascular it receives nutrients through diffusion from surounding tisssue.
As canines mature, their cartilage loses flexibility due to natural deterioration, wear and tear, injury and aging. Certain enzymes are designed to remove old cartilage and can sometimes remove more old cartilage than is being replaced.
How does glucosamine chondroitin work? The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin in Cosequin is proven to help rebuild and regenerate joint cartilage by providing nutrients that maintain cartilage and inhibit the natural breakdown of cartilage. Glucosamine hydrochloride is a primary component of cartilage and helps keep your dog's cartilage smooth. Chondroitin sulfate works to slow the enzymes that break down cartilage.
Are there any side effects to Cosequin? Cosequin safety studies on dogs had no adverse effects. It has been in use since 1992, almost 20 years. Some dogs may have mild gastrointestinal upset similar to that which occurs when switching between brands of dog food. If your dog experiences this, you can offer Cosequin with a meal.
The top 5 reasons to buy Cosequin for dogs:
- #1 Veterinarian Approved Brand
- Cosesquin Helps Rebuild and Renew Joint Cartilage in Dogs
- Double Strength Formula
- Dogs Love this Cheese Flavored Treat
- 60 Day 110% Money Back Guarantee
Made in the USA by NutraMax Laboratories. For additional information, visit www.Cosequin.com.
Best use by date: 11/2014
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Guaranteed Analysis - Each Chewable Tablet Contains:
Glucosamine Hydrochloride minimum...
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum...
Ingredients: Glucosamine hydrochloride (derived from shellfish), sodium chondroitin sulfate (derived from bovine cartilage), microcrystaline cellulose, artificial roast beef flavor, manganese ascorbate, natrual and artificial cheese flavor, mixed glycosaminoglycans, dried brewers yeast, magnesium stearate and natural garlic flavor.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Cosequin contains FCHG49Â® Glucosamine and TRH122Â® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, NutraMax LaboratoriesÂ® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.
^Reported on a hydrous basis
**From Manganese Ascorbate
Store in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Keep lid tightly secured to ensure freshness. Keep bottle out of the reach of children.
This bottle contains (1) non-toxic desiccant to help preserve freshness and ensure the shelf life of the product.
Cosequin for dogs dosage information:
The recommended initial administration period is four to six weeks; however, some dogs may respond in a shorter period of time. The number of Cosequin DS chewable tablets may then be reduced to the maintenance level. The chewable tablets may be fed directly or crumbled and mixed with food.
NUMBER OF TABLETS
Initial 4 to 6 Week Administration Period
1 daily (1/2 in the morning & 1/2 in the evening). Under 10lbs. 1/2 daily.
1/2 daily (tablets are scored)
2 daily (1 in the morning & 1 in the evening)
3 daily (2 in the morning & 1 in the evening)
Over 100 lbs.
4 daily (2 in the morning & 2 in the evening)
Once consistent improvement has been seen, these maintenance levels may be reduced to an every other day administration. The maintenance level can also be used long-term on healthy dogs to help support their joints.