Cosequin is a patented, scientifically researched nutritional supplement dispensed by thousands of veterinarians to help dogs maintain healthy joints. As dogs age, it is common for their joints to become less flexible which impacts their mobility and quality of life. You may have noticed that your dog has difficulty walking up stairs or jumping on the bed. While he used to be eager to play now he is content to rest. Even at younger ages some dogs are subject to joint health concerns which affect flexibility and mobility.
Cosequin contains TRH122®* chondroitin sulfate, FCHG49®* glucosamine, and manganese ascorbate. These ingredients have been scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your dog's joints. Published studies have shown that the specific combination of ingredients in Cosequin works together to maintain the structure of the cartilage in your dog's joints while inhibiting the enzymes that break down cartilage. It is very important to note that the published studies on Cosequin do not apply to other brands.
Cosequin plays an important role in maintaining optimal joint function. Healthy articular (joint) cartilage is crucial to joint utility. Cosequin helps support cartilage production and protect existing cartilage from breakdown. Cosequin is the only glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate supplement that has been shown safe, effective, and bioavailable in peer-reviewed, published, controlled, U.S. veterinary studies. Cosequin is manufactured by Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences following standards similar to those practiced by the pharmaceutical industry.
On the label, different brands may appear to be the same, but unlike drugs, the ingredients in supplements are not equivalent. Each batch of Cosequin is subjected to stringent quality control measures to ensure what's on the label is in the product. This is in contrast to a study published in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association which showed that up to approximately 80% of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate brands did not meet their own label claim.
Packaging: 250 scored chewable tabs.
Each tablet contains:
|Glucosamine Hydrochloride* (derived from shellfish)||500 mg|
|Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate* (derived from bovine cartilage)||400 mg|
|Manganese (Manganese Ascorbate)||5 mg|
* Cosequin contains FCHG49® Glucosamine and TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories proprietary veterinary researched specifications.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, natural and artificial flavors, and silicon dioxide.
Directions for Use
The recommended initial period is four to six weeks; however, some dogs may respond sooner. 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 4-6 Week Period
|Number of Tablets
|Under 10 lbs.||1/2 daily||1/2 daily|
|10 - 24 lbs.||1 daily||1/2 daily|
|25 - 49 lbs.||2 daily||1 daily|
|50 - 100 lbs.||3 daily||1-2 daily|
|Over 100 lbs.||4 daily||2 daily|