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Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement

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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 sulfate supplement that has been shown safe, effective, and bioavailable in peer-reviewed, published, controlled, U.S. veterinary studies.

Key Benefits

  • Cosequin maximum strength with MSM contains glucosamine and chondroitin for mobility, cartilage and joint support, as well as omega-3’s for a healthy skin and coat
  • Supports cartilage production and protects existing cartilage from breakdown
  • Use Cosequin to help your pet be healthy to climb stairs, rise, and jump
  • \#1 veterinarian brand for joint support
  • Moist and tasty soft chews that your pup will love

Additional Details

For use in animals only. Keep out of the reach of children.

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  • Item Number
    98670
  • Brand
    Cosequin
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Supplement Form
    Soft Chew

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Each Soft Chew Contains: Glucosamine Hydrochloride Minimum (600 mg**), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Minimum (400 mg**), Cosequin Contains Fchg49 Glucosamine and Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories Proprietary Veterinary Researched Specifications. ***Reported On A Hydrous Basis.

Feeding Instructions

Weight Initial 4 - 6 Week Administration Daily Feeding (soft chews) Maintenance Level Daily Feeding (soft chews)
< 10 lbs We recommend Cosequin Minis, a convenient soft chew option for small dogs We recommend Cosequin Minis, a convenient soft chew option for small dogs
10 - 29 lbs 1 1/2
30 - 59 lbs 2 1
> 60 lbs 3 1 - 2

The recommended initial administration period is 4 - 6 weeks; however, some dogs may respond sooner. The number of soft chews may then be reduced to the maintenance level.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cosequin® for Dogs?

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 contains TRH122®* chondroitin sulfate, FCHG49®* glucosamine and manganese ascorbate. These ingredients have been scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your dog's joints. Published studies have shown that the specific combination of ingredients in Cosequin works together to maintain the structure of the cartilage in your dog's joints while inhibiting the enzymes that break down cartilage. It is very important to note that the published studies on Cosequin do not apply to other brands.

When is the use of Cosequin® recommended?

Early action is always the best advice. Different breeds of dogs age at different rates. With regular check - ups your veterinarian can talk with you about your dog’s aging process. Your veterinarian may discuss weight control, selective use of medications, exercise and the administration of Cosequin. It is important to have your dog examined by your veterinarian if you notice the dog having difficulties climbing stairs, jumping into the car, going for walks or even getting up. Your veterinarian can advise you if Cosequin can help. Your veterinarian may also suggest using Cosequin as a protective measure. This can be important for maintaining an active life for many dogs, especially large breeds and working dogs of all sizes. Cosequin may also be used to help support cartilage following joint surgery.

My pet just started taking Cosequin®. What should I notice?

Observe your dog closely, and notice whether he seems more comfortable performing everyday activities such as climbing up stairs, going for walks, or even getting up. Most people will observe gradual changes in their dog’s comfort level. In a published survey of over 3,000 veterinarians, over 80% of dogs administered Cosequin improved significantly in their mobility, level of comfort, and attitude. Overall, the veterinarians rated Cosequin as good to excellent.

How long does it take Cosequin® to work?

Since Cosequin is a supplement and provides nutrients to maintain your dog’s joint health, it works more gradually than drugs. Improvement on Cosequin can range from gradual to dramatic. Following the administration schedule on the label for your dog’s weight, we recommend an initial administration period of 4 - 6 weeks. Some dogs may show a response in a shorter period of time.

Should I give Cosequin® to all of my dogs?

Research in dogs administered Cosequin has shown that if Cosequin is given prior to an injury, the animal returns to normal function much more quickly. In light of this research, Cosequin is recommended to protect cartilage in dogs that are overweight, working breeds, and large breeds, as well as the average "weekend warrior". In order to gain the protective benefits of Cosequin in healthy animals, a low level of Cosequin may be used. The level for these pets varies, but the suggested maintenance level given every other day may be adequate.

Are there any side effects?

A safety study in dogs demonstrated no adverse effects of Cosequin administration on blood work parameters, including complete blood count, biochemical, and clotting values. Some dogs may experience a mild gastrointestinal upset such as that which occurs when switching foods. If this is the case, you can try offering Cosequin with a meal.

Should I exercise my dog while he is on Cosequin®?

Exercise is important for optimal joint function as well as weight control for the overall health of your pet. Joint movement is needed to circulate fluid around the cartilage as well as to bring nutrients and to remove waste products. It has been shown that when joints are immobilized, cartilage structures break down at a rapid rate. Consult with your veterinarian, but in most cases, moderate exercise is recommended. Walking on sand or another soft surface or even swimming will help circulate needed nutrients and reduce excessive stress to the cartilage. It is important not to push your pet but to exercise at a comfortable pace.

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Nutramax makes unique supplements that are formulated specifically for dogs to keep them in their best health. These high-quality supplements help support your pup's general wellness with easy-to-administer tablets, soft gel caps, soft chews, sprinkle capsules and liquids that are made for joint, liver, digestive, and skin and coat health. Nutramax canine hip and joint wellness products help your dog stay young at heart so he can keep playing and living life to the fullest for years to come.

Getting Your Dog Back on His Feet

Dogs that have trouble running, jumping, climbing stairs or just getting up from the floor can benefit from Cosequin, the number one veterinarian- recommended supplement for joint health. This is the original brand that's been trusted by pet parents for over 10 years to help get their dogs back to enjoying everyday activities like going on walks or playing fetch. There's a formula for every activity level with different amounts of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM, and some have special additional ingredients like manganese, omega-3 or vitamins and minerals.

Standard Line

  Standard Strength Standard Strength for Small Dogs DS Maximum Strength Plus MSM Maximum Strength With MSM Plus Omega-3s Minis Maximum Strength With MSM Plus Omega-3s Advanced Plus Vitamins and Minerals

Formulas

Standard Strength

Standard Strength for Small Dogs

DS Maximum Strength Plus MSM

Maximum Strength With MSM Plus Omega-3s

Minis Maximum Strength With MSM Plus Omega-3s

Advanced Plus Vitamins and Minerals

FORM Chewable Tablet Sprinkle Capsules Chewable Tablet Soft Chew Soft Chew Chewable Tablet
Glucosamine Hydrochloride 500 mg 250 mg 600 mg 600 mg 260 mg 1200 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate 200 mg 300 mg 300 mg 130 mg 300 mg
MSM 500 mg 250 mg 400 mg 175 mg
Manganese 2 mg 3 mg .25 mg
Other Beneficial Ingredients Omega-3s (70 mg) Omega-3s (30 mg) 14 different vitamins and minerals

Active and Sport Dogs

  Advanced Plus Vitamins and Minerals Standard Strength for Small Dogs

Formulas

Sport Cosequin ASU

Active Lifestyle Cosequin ASU

FORM Chewable Tablet Chewable Tablet
Glucosamine Hydrochloride 1200 mg 1200 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate 250 mg 250 mg
MSM 250 mg 250 mg
Manganese 3 mg 3 mg
Other Ingredients Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables, Biotin, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (HA)

Professional Line

  Cosequin DS Cosequin DS

Formulas

Cosequin DS

Cosequin DS

FORM Chewable Tablet Sprinkle Capsules
Glucosamine Hydrochloride 500 mg 500 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate 400 mg 400 mg
Manganese 3 mg 2.5 mg

About Nutramax

The philosophy behind every Nutramax product is that wellness is not just a feeling, but a mindset. With this in mind, they've created supplements for dogs, cats and horses that meet their unique needs for whole-body health. They believe in products that are backed by science, which is why they test the efficacy of each ingredient they use in their own state-of-the-art research facilities. Nutramax's powerful formulations are safe for pets yet effective in helping to maintain digestive, joint, brain, skin and coat, gastrointestinal, urinary, liver and behavioral health.

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  • Dog loves them

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    My dog hit senior status this year, and at her yearly checkup her vet recommended a joint supplement for prevention. My dog is finicky about any sort of meds or supplements that come in tablet form, so I went right ahead and ordered the chews. She takes them willingly with her daily thyroid medication! I am always pleased with a product she will willingly eat. She doesn't show signs of arthritis yet so I cannot speak to how they work to treat existing issues, but she does seem to have a little more pep in her step. Beware that these chews do have a strong fish smell as they are fortified with fish oil, but as a pet owner I'm pretty used to strong smelling food/treats.

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  • Vet recommended

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    My dogs are seniors and all feeling their ages. We have stairs and its harder for them to get up and down. The vet recommended Cosequin and it really helps. It took a few weeks and then I noticed how they were moving around a little better. Now they are moving much better. Glad we tried it. We ordered with free shipping, and it came just like they said. Good service too.

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  • Just what we needed

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    These glucosamine treats are working wonderfully! We had to switch my 9 yr old Aussie mix off of a food containing glucosamine due to an allergy, so I needed to find a supplement. He loves them and he is moving at normal speed again. He tends to have a sensitive stomach, but we give these at mealtime and haven't noticed any issues.

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  • Very pleased with product

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    I have an almost 14 yr old beagle-cocker mix, who has severe arthritis in his hips. After 3 weeks of him taking Cosequin, I have dramatically seen improvement's! He is able to get up without wobbling or falling down, he has moments he actually runs. He loves the taste, which is a big plus since he is so picky. Product does work. Dog is not in pain anymore.

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  • SO FAR SO GOOD! BIG IMPROVEMENT!

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    I have a 100 lb female Rottweiler, she is a little over 4 yrs old....she started limping when getting up at first from her hind legs about 6 weeks before I started her on these chew supplements ... then about 3 weeks ago it was very bad to where I'd take her out to potty and instead of going like usual, she would just sit or lay down first. never did that before....she never whined or cried in discomfort but it was obvious with the heavy limping in both hind legs to the point she tried to keep both legs off the ground when walking outside. so I had to do something.it wasn't going away....so she has been on this for 9 days (3 chews a day) as of this report now and after 6 days I am having trouble I have a 100 lb female Rottweiler, she is a little over 4 yrs old....she started limping when getting up at first from her hind legs about 6 weeks before I started her on these chew supplements ... then about 3 weeks ago it was very bad to where I'd take her out to potty and instead of going like usual, she would just sit or lay down first. never did that before....she never whined or cried in discomfort but it was obvious with the heavy limping in both hind legs to the point she tried to keep both legs off the ground when walking outside. so I had to do something.it wasn't going away....so she has been on this for 9 days (3 chews a day) as of this report now and after 6 days I am having trouble detecting any limping. she still is flopping down outside when I take her out but is getting up easily enough and also able to go up the stairs without trouble like knocking her knees into every step on the way up as of a week ago. and getting into our van. when I walk her around the block there is no noticeable limping. so ...so far so good !!! this just may be a great product. she's not 100% back to full strength yet but looks like she is well on her way .... sure seems to be helping my baby girl. I knew someone that gave their German shepherd glucosamine pills 20 yrs ago when it was just marketed to humans as far as I know and it worked for his dog then. and nothing in the product that is unsafe for dogs. good stuff all around. … more

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  • great product

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    I generally do not post reviews simply due to time. This product is so unbelievable though, I must write one. I have a 12 year old Lab and he is slightly overweight. He has become stiff and lazy as to be expected for is age. He's been on this supplement for about 5 weeks and he is acting like a 3 year old. He is jumping around when out of the kennel with much more energy. His coat was starting to dull, it now looks very healthy. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a senior dog.

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  • Great Product!

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    Chewy.com was the only place that I could find the 120 piece size product, and that was important because I have several dogs taking the same medicine. Great pricing and value when compared to other sellers - more for less $$. Would definitely consider using Chewy.com again.

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  • Great tasting

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    My 13 year old pit bull has a hard time walking this year. She loves the taste of these chews. She has minimal improvement for her joint help BUT it has only been 3 weeks. The product says it may take several weeks. Will continue giving it to her twice a day for now.

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  • Great buy for the money

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    I've shopped around for pricing on Cosequin and found Chewy.com to have the best value for the money. This is a great site, fast efficient and easy online ordering system. I would recommend anyone who is looking for products for their pets to try Chewy.com.

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  • He ate them all up

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    I can’t say how well these work yet since we’ve really just started them. I can say the my picky dog that won’t take any medication or supplement that’s not covered in something yummy eats these up. No hiding these, he just eats them.

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