MANUFACTURER: NUTRAMAX LABORATORIES, INC.
INDICATIONS: Cosequin DS (Double Strength) dog supplement capsules for joint health
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.
It plays an important role in maintaining optimal joint function. Healthy articular (joint) cartilage is crucial to joint utility. It helps to support cartilage production and protect existing cartilage from breakdown. it is the only glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate supplement that has been shown safe, effective and bioavailable in peer-reviewed, published, controlled, U.S. veterinary studies.Each capsule contains:
COSEQUIN DS (DOUBLE STRENGTH) FOR MEDIUM AND LARGE DOGS:
- Glucosamine Hydrochloride 99% 500 mg.
- Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate 95% (low molecular weight) 400 mg.
- Ascorbic Acid 33 mg.
- Manganese 5 mg.
Initial Administration (6 Weeks)Dogs:
- 25-49 lb. - 2 capsules daily (1 in A.M./ 1 in P.M.).
- 50-100 lb. - 3 capsules daily (2 in A.M./ 1 in P.M.).
- Over 100 lb. - 4 capsules daily (2 in A.M./ 2 in P.M.
Maintenance Administration (After initial 6 week period)Dogs 25 to 49 lb. can have their total daily dosage lowered in increments of a 1/2 capsule per month until maintenance level is reached. Dogs over 49 lb. can have their total daily dosage lowered in increments of 1 capsule per month until maintenance level is reached.
Glucosamine HCl, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, natural flavors, manganese ascorbate, gelatin, water, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, FD&C Red #3, FD&C Blue #1, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
The amount can be increased at any time depending on the pet's needs. If the pet does not respond as well when the level is decreased, then return to previous level. Remain on this amount for a month, then try again to gradually reduce. Sometimes an every other day amount or lowering the amount by 1/2 capsule rather than one capsule can be successful. Some pets will maintain at a lower amount during the summer months than the winter months. Also activity level can vary the requirements. In times of high physical demand, pets may require more Cosequin.
Cosequin DS double strength can be used on patients under 25 lb., however, 1/2 capsule increments must be used. For convenience, Cosequin regular strength should be used. Regular strength can also be used for maintenance of dogs weighing 25-49 lb. that maintain below one capsule daily of double strength.
The capsules can be pulled apart and the contents sprinkled on the pet's food. Wet or moist food works best. As an alternative, pets can be pilled or the capsules administered by wrapping in a small piece of food. Cosequin is palatable to dogs, cats and birds.