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.
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 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|
|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.
|Glucosamine Hydrochloride*||500 mg|
|Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate*||400 mg†|
Hip problems solved
We have both of our dogs on this product. Our male, prior to taking this supplement, was on another brand of joint supplement and couldn't make it through our evening walks without slowing to a snail's pace. After having been on Cosequin for about 6 months, he now jogs through our walks and never has any problem keeping up. We now have our female on it as well, simply as a pre-emptive strike since our breed is prone to hip problems. We will never use another joint supplement as long as this is helping. We had been told by our vet that this product is the ONLY supplement with proven clinical results and that's why we switched from our previous supplement. It's sure working for our dogs!