Nutramax Dasuquin 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

Additional Details

Keep bottle out of reach of children.

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    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds
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    United States
  • Supplement Form
    Chewable Tablet



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 Small to Medium Dogs Contains 400 mg MSM and Dasuquin with MSM for Large Dogs Contains 800 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.


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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  • Mixed Feelings on the Product

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    The price was great and shipping was fast! But I do have mixed feeling regarding the Dasuquin itself. I haven't seen as much of a difference as I would have liked to with my dog (she has been on it for a little over 2 months and I did do 1 month of the loading dose). She has started doggie physical therapy and her specialist loves her on this so I will continue to keep her on this until something else presents itself. Overall, I would recommend because I have seen a difference in her comfort and mobility. Not as much of a difference as I hoped but still an improvement.

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    I have 12 year old beagle with hip problems and did not like to go for walks. When walking him, I walked in front and he was walking slowly behind me. I find my dog is more energetic and better able to walk now. He likes to go for walks now and he is in front.

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  • Seems to be good, but wish the doses were smaller

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    They say to give half a tablet doses at different stages. Why not just make the doses smaller instead of having to break a pill in half? Easier to drop in two tablets than break one in half. Other than that, my dog eats them and seems to be ok.

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  • Best joint health supplement I've found

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    I've been using Dasuquin, on the recommendation of my vet, for several months now. It is the best joint supplement I've tried. The difference is clear when my dogs are taking it. I will continue to use this supplement, as it really works.

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  • Excellent product

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    This product was recommended by my dogs vet and I feel that it us working well for my pet, as before taking this product he had joint problems a couple of times. My pet is 10 years old and is doing well.

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    This product doesn't have the MSM, and is preferred by my dog who had gotten used to that formula and eats it like a treat!

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  • Good stuff!!

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    This product seems to help my dog. He has had a limp for years and had to put him on arthritis meds. Due to the side effects from the drugs, I wanted to get him off the meds. Upon suggestion from my vet, I have been giving him these. I haven't had to put him back on the medication yet! Hopefully I won't have to. I started giving it to my other older dog as well. they seem to like it and don't have problems eating it!

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  • Long term use with excellent results for beautiful Sugar

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    We adopted beautiful, loving Sugar 6 years ago. She had suffered a broken pelvis and a hip injury at the hands of a monster. She had obvious chronic pain and a limping gait and, along with gentle physical exercise we began daily does of Dasuquin on the advice of our wonderful Vet. Over time Sugar's limp lessened and disappeared and she remains a busy, enthusiastic and pain free beauty.

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  • Helps my girls arthritis!

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    Since my girl has been taking this medicine she has been more active. It has given her relief from arthritis. I also give it to my boy to keep his joints healthy, it's preventative medicine. I would recommend this to anyone who has a dog or cat. It seems to really help.

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  • Fantastic Highly Recommended

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    My Vet recommended this for a torn Achiles tendon for my Chihuahua. It worked fantastic, healed very quickly, I will always use this. When he tore his other tendon months later it healed twice as fast because he was on this.

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