Cosequin Joint Health Supplement

  • #1 Veterinarian retail joint health supplement brand*
  • Available in soft chews, chewable tablets, and capsules
  • The only joint health supplement brand shown effective, safe, and bioavailable in published, controlled U.S. studies
"I trust the Cosequin® brand and so can you!" - Jungle Jack Hanna
Container of Cosequin Number 1 Vet Recommended Brand

What is Cosequin® for Dogs?


Consumer Labs Approved QualityCosequin plays an important role in maintaining optimal joint function. Healthy articular (joint) cartilage is crucial to joint utility. Cosequin helps support cartilage matrix 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 soft chews, chewable tablets, and capsules.

*Source: Survey conducted in July 2012 of small animal veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.

Administration

Instructions for use:

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 Maximum Strength (DS) capsules may then be reduced to the maintenance level. The capsules can be pulled apart and the contents sprinkled on the pet's food. Wet or moist food is preferred to ensure that the pet gets the entire amount.

Body Weight Initial 4 to 6 Week Administration Period Maintenance Level
10-24 lbs* 1 daily
(1/2 in the morning & 1/2 in the evening)
*(under 10 lbs, 1/2 daily)
1/2 daily
25-49 lbs 2 daily
(1 in the morning & 1 in the evening)
1 daily
50-100 lbs 3 daily
(2 in the morning & 1 in the evening)
1-2 daily
Over 100 lbs 4 daily
(2 in the morning & 2 in the evening)
2 daily

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.

Each Capsule Contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride minimum 500 mg*
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum 400 mg*
Manganese minimum 5 mg

Cosequin contains FCHG49® Glucosamine and TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.

Reported on a hydrous basis.

From Manganese Ascorbate.

Instructions for use:

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 Maximum Strength (DS) chewable tablets may then be reduced to the maintenance level. The chewable tablets may be fed directly or crumbled and mixed with food.

Body Weight Initial 4 to 6 Week Administration Period Maintenance Level
10-24 lbs* 1 daily
(1/2 in the morning & 1/2 in the evening)
*(under 10 lbs, 1/2 daily)
1/2 daily
(tablets are scored)
25-49 lbs 2 daily
(1 in the morning & 1 in the evening)
1 daily
50-100 lbs 3 daily
(2 in the morning & 1 in the evening)
1-2 daily
Over 100 lbs 4 daily
(2 in the morning & 2 in the evening)
2 daily

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.

Each Chewable Tablet Contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride minimum 500 mg*
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum 400 mg*
Manganese minimum 5 mg

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Cosequin® contains FCHG49 ® Glucosamine and TRH122 ® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.

Reported on a hydrous basis.

From Manganese Ascorbate.

Instructions for use:

The recommended initial administration period is four to six weeks; however, some dogs may respond in a shorter period of time. The number of chewable tablets may then be reduced to the maintenance level.

Body Weight Administration Maintenance Level*
10 to 24 lbs. 1 daily
(½ in the morning & ½ in the evening)
(under 10 lbs, ½ daily)
1/2 daily
(tablets are scored)
25-49 lbs. 2 daily
(1 in the morning & 1 in the evening)
1 daily
50-100 lbs. 3 daily
(2 in the morning & 1 in the evening)
1-2 daily
Over 100 lbs. 4 daily
(2 in the morning & 2 in the evening)
2 daily

*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.

Each Capsule Contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCI) minimum 500 mg*
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum 400 mg*
Manganese minimum 5 mg

* Not recognized as an essential dietary nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Cosequin contains FCHG49 ® Glucosamine and TRH122 ® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.

Reported on a hydrous basis.

From Manganese Ascorbate.

Instructions for use:

The recommended initial administration period is four to six weeks; however, some dogs may respond in a shorter period of time. The number of scored chewable tablets may then be reduced to the maintenance level.

Body Weight Administration Maintenance Level*
Up to 15 lbs. 1/2 daily 1/2 every other day
16-30 lbs. 1 daily 1/2 daily
31-60 lbs. 2 daily 1 daily
Over 60 lbs. 3 daily 1-2 daily

*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.

Each Chewable Tablet Contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCI) minimum 600 mg*
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum 300 mg*
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) minimum 250 mg*
Manganese minimum 5 mg

*Not recognized as an essential dietary nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Cosequin contains FCHG49 ® Glucosamine and TRH122 ® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories ® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.

Reported on a hydrous basis.

From Manganese Ascorbate.

Instructions for use:

The recommended initial administration period is four to six weeks; however, some dogs may respond sooner. The number of soft chews may then be reduced to the maintenance level.

Weight Initial 4-6 week administration period Maintenance Level
10-29* lbs 1 daily 1 every other day
30-59 lbs 2 daily 1 daily
60 lbs and over 3 daily 1-2 daily

*For dogs under 10 lbs, administer 1/2 soft chew daily.

Economical for long-term use
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.

Each Soft Chew Contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride (derived from shellfish) 600 mg
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 400 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (derived from bovine cartilage) 300 mg

‡ Cosequin® contains FCHG49® Glucosamine and TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.
Reported on a hydrous basis.


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