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What is Cosequin for Dogs?

Cosequin for Dogs is a nutritional supplement that helps dogs maintain healthy joints. It has been rated the number one veterinarian-recommended joint health supplement brand. Cosequin's active ingredients include glucosamine and chondroitin, and it can have a positive impact on joint health, while avoiding the side effects that can sometimes accompany prescription drugs. It is available in regular strength capsules and regular strength and double strength capsules and chewable tablets.

For:

Dogs

Benefits:
  • Supports & maintains joint and connective tissue health
  • Helps support cartilage matrix production & protects existing cartilage from breakdown
  • The double strength formula contains 500 mg of glucosamine and 400 mg of chondroitin
  • Comes highly recommended by veterinarians
  • No reported side effects
How it Works:

Cosequin for Dogs contains glucosamine, which is a natural compound that is found in healthy cartilage in both humans and pets. It helps hydrate healthy joints by increasing the production of molecules that bind and hold water in the cartilage. Healthy cartilage provides cushioning which helps protect a pet's joints while exercising. Many believe that it provides clinical benefit in the synovial fluid by strengthening cartilage and aiding glycosaminoglycan synthesis. Further research on the effectiveness of glucosamine is still needed, but many of our customers find it to be very beneficial to their pets. The glucosamine is used in conjunction with sodium chondroitin sulfate, an important structural component of cartilage that provides much of its resistance to compression.

Cautions:

Side effects are rare, but may include diarrhea.

Brand Name:

Cosequin (Nutramax)

Active Ingredient(s):

Cosequin for Dogs Capsules: Glucosamine (250mg), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (200mg), Manganese (as ascorbate 2mg).

Cosequin DS Capsules for Dogs; Glucosamine (500mg), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (400mg), Manganese (as ascorbate 2.5mg).

Cosequin DS Chewables for Dogs; Glucosamine (500mg), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (400mg), Manganese (as ascorbate 5mg).

What is this product used for:

Cosequin is a nutritional supplement to help dogs maintain healthy joints. Cosequin is an exclusive formula to support and maintain the health of the pet's joints.

Availability:

Cosequin is a non-prescription (OTC) product available as sprinkle capsules for dogs and chewable, roast beef flavor tablets for dogs.

How this product should be used:

Cosequin for Dogs Capsules: The usual starting dose for the first 4 to 6 weeks for dogs less than 10 lbs is 1/2 to 1 capsule once a day. After 6 weeks the dose can be reduced to 1/2 to 1 capsule every other day. For dogs 10-24 lbs give 2 capsules daily (1 in the morning and 1 in the evening). After 6 weeks the dose can be reduced to 1 capsule once a day.

Cosequin DS Chewables for Dogs: The usual starting dose, for the first 6 weeks, for dogs under 10 lbs is 1/2 tablet once a day. After 6 weeks, the dose can be reduced to 1/2 tablet every other day. The usual starting dose for dogs 10 to 24 lbs is 1 tablet once a day. After 6 weeks, the dose can be reduced to 1/2 tablet once a day. The usual starting dose for dogs 25-49 lbs is 1 tablet twice a day (1 in the morning and 1 in the evening). After 6 weeks, the dose can be reduced to 1 tablet once a day. The usual dose for dogs 50 to 100 lbs is 3 tablets daily (2 in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening). After 6 weeks, the dose can be reduced to 1 and 1/2 tablets daily (1 in the morning and 1/2 in the evening). The usual dose for dogs over 100 lbs is 4 tablets daily (2 in the morning and 2 in the evening). After 6 weeks the dose can be reduced to 2 tablets daily (1 in the morning and 1 in the evening).

Cosequin DS Capsules for Dogs: The usual starting dose, for the first 6 weeks, for dogs under 10 lbs is 1/2 capsule daily. For dogs 10-24 lbs, the dosage is 1 capsule daily, 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 in the evening. After 6 weeks the dose can be reduced to 1/2 capsule daily for dogs up to 24 lbs. The usual dose for dogs 25-49 lbs is 1 capsule twice a day, 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. After 6 weeks, the dose can be reduced to 1 capsule once a day. The usual dose for dogs 50-100 lbs is 3 capsules daily, 2 capsules in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening. After 6 weeks the dose can be reduced to 1 or 2 capsules daily. The usual dose for dogs over 100 lbs is 4 capsules daily, 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening. After 6 weeks the dose can be reduced to 2 capsules daily.

What are the side effects:

Side effects are rare but may include diarrhea.

What special precautions are there:

This product is not intended to be used in place of other treatments in the presence of an infection or if surgery is needed. Glucosamine, in humans, may increase insulin resistance and consequently affect glucose tolerance. Diabetic dogs or dogs that are overweight and have problems with glucose tolerance should have their blood sugars monitored if they are given glucosamine supplements.

In the event of overdose:

Overdose is not likely but may result in diarrhea.

How should I store this product:

Store the container in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Keep the lid tightly closed. Keep out of the reach of children.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Cosequin DS Chewable Tablets and Cosequin DS Capsules are for dogs only.
  • Cosequin DS Capsules and Cosequin Capsules for Small Animals may be opened and the contents sprinkled on the pet's food.
Tip:

Diabetic dogs should have their blood glucose monitored when taking glucosamine supplements.

Dosage:
Dogs: Initial dose (Cosequin Capsules)
Weight
Dosage
Under 10 lbs
Give 1/2 to 1 capsule daily
10-24 lbs
Give 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening
Dogs - Maintenance dose (Cosequin Capsules after 4-6 weeks)
Weight
Dosage
Under 10 lbs
Give 1/2 to 1 capsule every other day
10-24 lbs
Give 1 capsule daily
Dogs - Initial dose (Cosequin DS Chewables)
Weight
Dosage
Under 10 lbs
Give 1/2 tablet daily
10-24 lbs
Give 1/2 tablet in the morning and 1/2 tablet/capsule in the evening
25-49 lbs
Give 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening
50-100 lbs
Give 2 tablets in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening
Over 100 lbs
Give 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening
Dogs - Maintenance (Cosequin DS Chewables after 6 weeks)
Weight
Dosage
Under 10 lbs
Give 1/2 to 1 tablet every other day
10-24 lbs
Give 1/2 tablet daily
25-49 lbs
Give 1 tablet daily
50-100 lbs
Give 1 -2 tablets daily
Over 100 lbs
Give 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening
Dogs - Initial dose (Cosequin DS Capsules)
Weight
Dosage
Under 10 lbs
Give 1/2 capsule daily
10-24 lbs
Give 1/2 tablet/capsule in the morning and 1/2 capsule in the evening
25-49 lbs
Give 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening
50-100 lbs
Give 2 capsules in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening
Over 100 lbs
Give 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening
Dogs - Maintenance (Cosequin DS Capsules after 6 weeks)
Weight
Dosage
Under 10 lbs
Give 1/2 capsule daily
10-24 lbs
Give 1/2 capsule daily
25-49 lbs
Give 1 capsule daily
50-100 lbs
Give 1 -2 capsules daily
Over 100 lbs
Give 2 capsules daily
Cats:
Do not use!
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Ingredients
Cosequin for Dogs Sprinkle Capsule
Active Ingredients (per sprinkle capsule)
Amount
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* (min)
250 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate* (min)
200 mg
Manganese (min)
2 mg**
Other Ingredients: Glucosamine Hydrochloride (derived from shellfish), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (derived from bovine cartilage), Gelatin, Manganese Ascorbate, Water, Mixed Glycosaminoglycans, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
Cosequin DS for Dogs Sprinkle Capsule
Guaranteed Analysis (per sprinkle capsule)
Amount
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* minimum
500 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate* minimum
400 mg
Manganese minimum
2.5 mg**
Other Ingredients: Glucosamine Hydrochloride (derived from shellfish), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (derived from bovine cartilage), Gelatin, Manganese Ascorbate, Magnesium Stearate, Water, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #5.
Cosequin DS for Dogs Chewable Tablets
Active Ingredients (per chewable tablet)
Amount
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* 99%
500 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate* 95% (low molecular weight)
400 mg
Ascorbic Acid
33 mg
Manganese
5 mg**
Other Ingredients: Glucosamine Hydrochloride (derived from shellfish), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (derived from bovine cartilage), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Artificial Roast Beef Flavor, Manganese, Ascorbate, Natural and Artificial Cheese Flavor, Mixed Glycosaminoglycans, Dried Brewers Yeast, Magnesium Sulfate, Natural Garlic Flavor.
* Cosequin contains FCHG49 Glucosamine and TRH122 Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories proprietary veterinary researched specifications. Reported on a hydrous basis.** From Manganese Ascorbate.
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