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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 following standards similar to those practiced by the pharmaceutical industry.
Cosequin is available in Double Strength (DS) capsules and tasty chewable tablets and in Regular Strength capsules and soft chews for dogs.
*Source: Survey conducted in November 2009 of small animal veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.
Instructions for use
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.
|Body Weight||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|
† 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.
|Glucosamine Hydrochloride*||500 mg|
|Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate*||400 mg†|