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Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM Joint Health Small/Medium Dog Supplement

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Nutramax has combined over ten years of clinical use and research on their joint health supplement Cosequin with their research in advanced joint health ingredients in developing Dasuquin, a cost-effective formulation for dogs. Dasuquin combines NMX1000 ASU (avocado/soybean unsaponifiables) and decaffeinated tea with Cosequin's FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate to provide the most comprehensive joint health management formula available for dogs. Dasuquin is a dual synergistic formula: its specific glucosamine hydrochloride and low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate have demonstrated synergy in stimulating cartilage matrix production, while ASU also acts synergistically with glucosamine.

Key Benefits

  • \#1 veterinarian recommended brand
  • Chewable tablets for Small to Medium dogs (under 60 pounds)
  • Most comprehensive joint health management formula available for dogs
  • Formulated with the highest quality glucosamine, chondroitin, and ASU for further joint health support
  • Helps block enzymes in joints that break down cartilage and supports reparation and regeneration of new cartilage

Cautions

Keep bottle out of reach of children.

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  • Item Number
    50678
  • Brand
    Dasuquin
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Supplement Form
    Chewable Tablet

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Each Chewable Tablet Contains: Glucosamine Hydrochloride* 99% (900 mg for Large Dogs, 600 mg for Small to Medium Dogs), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate* (Low Molecular Weight) (350 mg for Large Dogs, 250 mg for Small to Medium Dogs), Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables* (Asu) Powder (90 mg for Large Dogs, 45 mg for Small to Medium Dogs). Dasuquin Chewable Tablets Are Also Available for Dogs In Formulations Containing MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). Dasuquin with MSM for Large Dogs Contains 800 mg MSM and Dasuquin with MSM for Small to Medium Dogs Contains 400 mg MSM. *Dasuquin Contains Fchg49 Glucosamine, Trh122 Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, and Nmx1000 Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables, Nutramax Laboratories Proprietary Veterinary Researched Specifications. Reported On A Hydrous Basis. Standardized to Contain A Minimum of 30% of Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables.

Feeding Instructions

Weight Initial Daily Feeding (tablets) Maintenance Daily Feeding (tablets)
Under 10 lbs 1/2 1/2
10 - 29 lbs 1 1/2
30 - 59 lbs 2 1

Allow 4 - 6 weeks initially to note a response, though some dogs may respond sooner. If desired, the number of tablets may then be reduced to a maintenance level. The maintenance level can also be used long-term in healthy dogs to help support their joints. An individual dog’s needs may vary. To provide extra support to the joints, dogs on a maintenance level can be increased to the initial level as needed, e.g., on weekends or other times when they are more active. Store in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Keep lid tightly secured to ensure freshness.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dasuquin® for Dogs?

Dasuquin from Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc. is a joint health supplement for dogs that goes beyond standard glucosamine supplements. It contains NMX1000®* avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU), green tea extract (EGCG), FCHG49®* glucosamine hydrochloride, and TRH122®* low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate in a chewable tablet and soft chew. It is a comprehensive joint support supplement.

What role do the glucosamine hydrochloride and low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate play?

The combination of the trademarked FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate supports cartilage matrix production and helps block enzymes in joints that break down cartilage. These ingredients together have been shown in published studies to protect joint cartilage better than either ingredient alone. A greater than additive effect, known as a “synergistic” effect, on cartilage cells was seen using this glucosamine and low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate together.

What is ASU, and how does it work?

ASU stands for avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, an ingredient concentrated directly from avocados and soybeans that is used for joint health. ASU has been shown to improve joint function and comfort levels. Studies using cartilage cells have shown that ASU lowers the expression or production of several compounds involved in the process of cartilage breakdown in joints. ASU complements the positive effects of the other active ingredients in Dasuquin. The glucosamine in Dasuquin is synergistic with low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate and has been shown in cartilage cell studies to be synergistic with ASU. Of note NMX1000 avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate together were shown in cell studies to be better than the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate alone at inhibiting expression of several agents involved in the breakdown of cartilage. The highly absorbable green tea extract (EGCG) is rich in antioxidants, which have a positive effect on cartilage as well as on overall body defenses.

How do I know if my dog needs Dasuquin?

It may be a good time to ask your veterinarian about Dasuquin if you notice that your dog slows down during walks, does not get up easily, or is reluctant to climb stairs or jump into the car. Your veterinarian will examine your dog to determine if he/she could benefit from Dasuquin. If your veterinarian has already recommended Dasuquin, the sooner it is started the more opportunity your pet will have to respond. Your veterinarian may also suggest using Dasuquin 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. Dasuquin may also be used to help support cartilage following joint surgery.

What should I be looking for when giving my dog Dasuquin?

Observe your dog closely, and notice whether your dog seems more comfortable doing those activities he seemed reluctant doing or had some trouble doing previously. Changes in your dog’s comfort level may occur gradually. Allow time for your dog to respond. It may take 4-6 weeks, though some dogs may respond sooner.

What else can I do for my dog?

Your veterinarian may recommend exercise, which is important for optimal joint function as well as weight control and 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 deteriorate at a rapid rate. You should ask 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.

Are there any safety concerns in dogs with Dasuquin use?

While sensitivity to avocados has been reported in a few dogs, taking Dasuquin tablets is not the same as eating whole avocados. The ASU in Dasuquin has been evaluated in a safety study in dogs, and no adverse effects were noted from administration. There are no known contraindications or known interactions between Dasuquin and any drug or supplement.

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Made to Support Your Dog's Well-Being

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.

Focused Joint Support From Cosequin

Comprehensive Joint Support

Dasuquin is a comprehensive formula that helps maintain healthy joints. In addition to the usual glucosamine, it also contains low-molecular weight chondroitin, avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) and green tea extract for overall wellness. Together, these unique ingredients target the production of cartilage and help prevent it from breaking down. Cartilage acts as cushioning between bones, so it's important to keep it healthy so your pup can avoid mobility issues. Dasuquin has two formulas—one for large breeds, and one for smaller dogs, and it's available in soft chews or chewable tablets, with or without MSM.

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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  • Been using this product for several years

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    Our dog Penny has a birth defect related with hip and joint problems. Being told there was little they could do for one part of her condition. We could notice how she seems to have problems walking and didn't like to spend much time playing outside we decided to try Dasuquin. I would guess about 2 or 3 weeks after we started giving her this product she seemed to respond in a positive way. Short time later even jumped up onto the couch. She seems to have little fear of getting hurt. We made her a step up to the couch and she uses it all the time. We know she is getting old and has Cushings Disease but she is now more active plus seems happy. That is my main goal is to see her as pain Our dog Penny has a birth defect related with hip and joint problems. Being told there was little they could do for one part of her condition. We could notice how she seems to have problems walking and didn't like to spend much time playing outside we decided to try Dasuquin. I would guess about 2 or 3 weeks after we started giving her this product she seemed to respond in a positive way. Short time later even jumped up onto the couch. She seems to have little fear of getting hurt. We made her a step up to the couch and she uses it all the time. We know she is getting old and has Cushings Disease but she is now more active plus seems happy. That is my main goal is to see her as pain free as possible and happy. … more

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    I had a sample of this that seemed to help with my old man's stiffness. It really seems to help. He has even started to run a little bit on our walks. He also seems a little more comfortable day to day. I'm going to keep it up!

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  • Works great

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    Bought this for 4 of my dogs ranging in age from 8 to 3. Got for older dogs for just some slight joint issues and for smaller dogs one having had a fracture in her leg and the other having a tear in her knee. After giving to my dogs for several months it has made a huge difference in all my dogs and how they get around. The one with knee issues was suppose to have surgery and after her taking this medicine and taking her to the vet, he said he couldn't tell which knee the tear was in. The one with the tear runs around again like crazy!! I do swear by this meds. I also got it for my son's 11 year old dog who is stiff and has some joint issues. Give it a try you won't be disappointed!!

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  • Wonderful Product

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    I was skeptical that anything could help our Mattie,over 10 years,and had been to the vet several times trying to find some relief for her shoulder. The vet gave her pain pills and said that's all he could do. This product has put her back on all 4 feet without pain pills. Highly recommend it.

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    After the x-ray showed a bridge of bone spurs on her spine, Freckles was placed on Rimadyl, which kept her from yelping from pain. But, at the suggestion of a friend, I am trying Dasuquin--not wanting her to stay on Rimadyl, long-term. So far, so good. NO episodes of debilitating pain. She is Aussie/Border Collie mix, nearly 13 years old, and moves like a much-younger dog.

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  • Post op knee Surgery (110 lb lab ) excellent product

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    I love this product, but not using my specs, I purchased the wrong dose... ugh I needed >60 lbs tabs. As our puppy. Lol. Is 110 lbs.

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  • Lifesaver For Dogs

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    My dog has been on Dasuquin with MSM for 10 years it changed her life. When the day comes that we get another puppy we will put it on it right from the start. Our Vet told us about it ," we did research and it is the BEST on the market. Be sure to get the one with MSM in it," they also sell one without it in it.

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  • works well for the hounds, a tad expensive

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    A pill for the hounds each day keeps them limber - much appreciated. We find the expense a tad high.

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    This product was recommended by my vet for my dog when he was having back pain. It helps his joints and I see him being more able to get around

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    I've used this product every day for my dogs for the past several years. I highly recommend it.

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