What is Cosequin® for Cats?
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 joint health supplement brand shown effective, safe, and bioavailable in published, controlled U.S. studies. Cosequin is manufactured following standards similar to those practiced by the pharmaceutical industry.
There are not many joint support options available specifically for cats. There are some products used in dogs that are not as safe in cats. Cosequin has been shown to be safe in cats. Cosequin, a nutritional supplement, safely and effectively provides joint cartilage support while maintaining your cat’s comfort level.
Some veterinarians also recommend Cosequin to help support urinary bladder health. The inner lining of the bladder wall is protected by a layer, which contains some of the same compounds as are found in cartilage. This layer prevents urine and the waste products contained within it from seeping into and damaging the lining. Since the low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate found in Cosequin is available to more than just cartilage cells, the bladder may use it to help support this protective layer.
Cosequin for Cats contains natural chicken and tuna flavored capsules specially formulated for cats.
*Source: Among retail brands. Survey conducted in July 2012 of small animal veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplement brands.
†Hardie EM, Roe SC, Martin FR. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2002; 220: 628-632.
Administration: Cosequin for Cats
Instructions for use:
|Initital Period 4 - 6 Weeks|
|Under 10 lbs||1 capsule sprinkled on food daily|
|Over 10 lbs||2 capsules sprinkled on food daily|
The capsule may be "pilled" if more convenient. Once desired response is obtained, capsules may be administered every other day to maintain your cat. Number of capsules administered may be increased at any time depending on your cat's needs.
If your cat eats dry food, the food may be moistened with a small amount of water so that the powder sticks. Alternatively, the contents of the capsules may be mixed with a small amount (i.e., tablespoon) of wet or moist food to ensure your cat eats the entire amount.
This product is in a capsule to ensure an accurate amount is administered to your cat.
Each Capsule Contains:
|Glucosamine Hydrochloride* minimum||125 mg|
|Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate* minimum||100 mg†|
|Manganese minimum||1 mg**|
*Cosequin® contains FCHG49® Glucosamine and TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.
† Reported on a hydrous basis.
** From manganese ascorbate.