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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
Cosequin 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.


More Information:
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 ascorate 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 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.

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:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs: Initial dose (Cosequin Capsules) 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) 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/Cosequin DS Capsules) Under 10 lbs Give 1/2 tablet/capsule daily
10-24 lbs Give 1/2 tablet/capsule in the morning and 1/2 tablet/capsule in the evening
25-49 lbs Give 1 tablet/capsule in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening
50-100 lbs Give 2 tablets/capsules in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening
Over 100 lbs Give 2 tablets/capsules in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening
Dogs – maintenance (Cosequin DS Chewables/Cosequin DS Capsules after 6 weeks) Under 10 lbs Give 1/2 to 1 tablet/capsule every other day
10-24 lbs Give 1/2 tablet/capsule daily
25-49 lbs Give 1 tablet/capsule daily
50-100 lbs Give 1 -2 tablets/capsules daily
Over 100 lbs Give 1 tablet/capsule in the morning and 1 tablet/capsule in the evening
Cats:
Horses:

Storage: Should be stored at room temperature.

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**
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
Active Ingredients (per sprinkle capsule) Amount
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* 99% 500 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate* 95% (low molecular weight) 400 mg
Manganese 5 mg**
Glucosamine Hydrochloride (derived from shellfish)  
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (derived from bovine cartilage)  
Gelatin  
Manganese Ascorbate  

Mixed Glycosaminoglycans

 

Water

 

Magnesium Stearate

 

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

 
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**
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 hyrous basis.

** From Manganese Ascorbate.

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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. 04/27/2011
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 07/29/2014
THIS IS AWESOME! I have to admit I had my doubts about this product but I have to say it is amazing! We have an 11 year old Chow/lab mix who could hardly get up anymore and she stumbled when she went up and down stairs. We were considering putting her down and it was breaking my heart. I read the reviews that it could take up to 30 days to work but I was willing to give it a shot. We gave her the first pill Friday night, today is Monday, and she is galloping up and down stairs, playing like her old self and gets up with no problems whatsoever!! I'm truly amazed. We bought the chewable kind and she takes it with no hassle! Thank you Cosequin!! 07/28/2014
A great arthritis med Our Pug could hardly make it up the stairs. He was walking unsteady and dragging his rear legs. I love him so much, I could not stand letting him continue like this. I ordered Cosequin and in a matter of a week he was like a puppy again. Running and taking the stairs, jumping on my bed. It made me feel so much better to see him like this at the age of 13 and knowing he is not in pain. Thank you 1-800 Petmeds. 02/18/2014
This works within a couple of days My 7 year old chow chow after a long walk was limping and did not want to walk. The vet took x-rays and said he had arthritis in his hips. A friend recommended Cosequins DS. Within days we noticed he was walking around more, and within a couple of weeks he was running in the back yard again. Thank goodness for this product. 11/02/2013
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I just posted a review on the Cosequin DS, chewable type. I think it is amazing! Our 11 year old chow/lab mix was on the verge of being put down but after only 3 days she is frolicking like a puppy again. This may be unusually short time frame. I was prepared to wait the estimated 30 days I saw in some of the reviews but our dog has responded so very quick. Hope this helps.
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Thank you for your question. Each product has a different amount of milligrams of ingredients. You can compare the two by clicking on "Joints" and then "Joint Supplements" and the website will allow you to choose up to three products to compare side-by-side.
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