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.
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.
Side effects are rare, but may include diarrhea.
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 10-24 lbs is 1 capsule daily. After 6 weeks the dose can be reduced to 1 capsule every other day. The usual dose for dogs 25-49 lbs is 1 capsule twice a day. After 6 weeks, the dose can be reduced to 1 capsule once a day. The usual dose for dogs 50-100 lbs is 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 2 capsules twice a day, After 6 weeks the dose can be reduced to 1 capsule twice a day.
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.
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
Dogs: Initial dose (Cosequin Capsules)
Under 10 lbs
Give 1/2 to 1 capsule daily
Give 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening
Dogs – Maintenance dose (Cosequin Capsules after 4-6 weeks)
Was headed for surgery
We were referred to a highly regarded orthopedic vet for our long-haired dachshund who exhibited weakness and pain in a back hip. Radiological studies indicated malformation of the joint, possibly from injury but also possibly from perthes(?). Options included removal of the femur head and total joint replacement. He suggested we start her on Cosequin right away, in any case. I couldn't imagine the cage-rest aftermath of those surgeries, but in a matter of months she was running and playing with abandon. Will the problem recur? I don't know, but I'm SO glad we didn't choose surgery. At this point, it appears to have been unnecessary.
You get the right meds for your dog size...I Did not see where it said the size of the dog...Bought smaller RX.
My 11 year old Alaskan Malamute has been having lameness issues for a few years. I had her on human grade glucosamine & chrondroiton for several yrs. iplus tried other non prescription , really wasn't working. Was checked out by Vet and only issue due to aging. Switched to Cosequin DM and like the label said within 3 weeks she stopped limping and was feeling better. I've had her on it now for @ a year. I t works great for her. I open the capsule and sprinkle on her food. She takes it w no problem.,must taste ok?
Great get up and go!
Alaska Sky seems like her ole puppy self at 11 1/2 years young!
It's a miracle!
Chacha my Chihuahua is sixteen and a half years old.Here hind quarters became very weak and she had trouble walking. I have been giving her Cosequin DS Double Strength for about a year. This product was recommended by a rep of your company. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. She has a great deal more pep and has improved in movement considerably. Thanks to the product and a recommendation from 1800petmeds. Richard K
I think I saw in a thread that this medication has to be given for 30 days before any improvement. I know it may vary from dog to dog, but how soon does this work? I have a 7 year old Chihuahua and she is almost bedridden due to her hips and knees. her Vet put her on this medication but I just wanted to see if anyone else had any advice? my baby is really skinny and boney, but eats well.
2 months, 4 weeks ago
It worked within 3 weeks at the full dose recommended. I hope you see a vet first to rule out other diseases, good luck.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
I saw results in about a week to ten days! My dog is always up for a walk no matter how far!
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