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 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 Single Strength (SS) capsules and soft chews for dogs. *Source. Among Retail Brands. Survey conducted in February 2016 of small animal veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.
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.
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.
* Cosequin® contains FCHG49® Glucosamine and TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.
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** From Manganese Ascorbate.