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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

WARNING: Keep bottle out of reach of children.

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  • Item Number
    50678
  • Brand
    Dasuquin
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small, Small, Medium
  • 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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Watch for the Warning Signs

Watch for the Warning Signs

If your pup displays the following warning signs of joint pain and cartilage breakdown, Dasuquin can help decrease or even eliminate them — allowing your dog to move around pain-free, while enhancing his quality of life.

  • Lower activity level
  • Difficulty sitting or standing
  • Stiff or uncomfortable when moving
  • Trouble getting up or down stairs
  • Decreased interest in interacting with toys, other animals or even you

Can Your Dog Benefit From Dasuquin?

All dogs can benefit from Dasuquin, not just those with joint pain and cartilage breakdown. In fact, even younger dogs and those with no warning signs can supplement with Dasuquin to help prevent future cartilage breakdown and enhance recovery when injury occurs.

All dogs can benefit from Dasuquin
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Quality Ingredients, Real Results

Dasuquin is manufactured in the USA using a proprietary combination of the highest quality ingredients — including high-purity glucosamine and low-molecular-weight chondroitin and manganese for enhanced absorption — following manufacturing standards adopted by the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Manufactured under strict quality standards
  • Each batch is tested to ensure it meets label claims
  • Available in a variety of formulas to meet your pet's needs

Triple Threat of Ingredients That Work

CHONDROITIN SULFATE

CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Blocks the naturally occurring enzymes that break down cartilage.

GLUCOSAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE

GLUCOSAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Acts as a building block of cartilage by keeping cells healthy and working properly.

AVOCADO/SOYBEAN UNSAPONIFIABLES

AVOCADO/SOYBEAN UNSAPONIFIABLES

Intensifies the activity of glucosamine and chondroitin.

About Nutramax Laboratories

Nutramax Laboratories has been researching and developing products for people and their pets since 1992. In that time they've become an industry leader, setting the bar for manufacturing and quality control, and creating products that make lives better — human and animal alike.

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • love this product

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    Have all my dogs start this when they turn 6yrs old, really helps their joints when they get older, plus long walks everyday, keeps them moving without pain.

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  • Great product

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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 was thrilled you carry it.

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    I have used Dasuquin for two years and was so happy to see that Chewy carried it. I have all my dogs on it and they are spry for their age.

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  • My dogs love Dasuquin

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    They gobble it up right away! I believe it works. My 16.5 yr old Pekingese lost muscle mass and Dasuquin prolonged his ability to walk.

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  • Recommended By Vet

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    I'm only giving this a 3 star rating for now as I haven't used it yet, however, my vet recommended Dasuquin for my dog, as it's suppose to be better than the Cosequin he's taking now. Once the Cosequin is gone, I will start him on the Dasuquin. Maybe then, I can write a better review.

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  • Soft chews are much more pallatable

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    Ive been giving my 15 year old pug Dasuquin (soft chews) for about 2 years, and he loves them. i give him one as a 'treat' during his morning walk. but with the hopes to save a bit of money, I chose to try the chewable tablets this time. My very treat obsessed dog has no interest in these. unfortunately i now have months worth, so i will have to try putting it in his food instead. i feel bad, since he always looked forward to his treat on his morning walk. wont purchase again. also it should be noted that these tablets are very large and extremely dificult to break in half.B

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