Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM Joint Health Chewable Tablets Large 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 Large dogs (over 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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    Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
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    United States
  • Supplement Form
    Chewable Tablet

Nutritional Info


Each Soft Chew Contains: Glucosamine Hydrochloride* 99% (900 mg), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate* (Low Molecular Weight) (350 mg), Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables* (Asu) Powder (90 mg). Dasuquin Chewable Tablets In Formulations Containing MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). Dasuquin with MSM Contains 400 mg MSM for Small to Medium Dogs and Dasuquin with MSM Contains 800 mg MSM for Large Dogs. 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)
60 - 120 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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    Dasuquin was recommended to me by my vet for my older golden retriever. The tablets must be tasty because he looks forward to taking them and you can see the difference in his activity level since he’s started taking Dasuquin. What makes Chewy such a great place to shop and do business with, is that it offers auto ship. Knowing that the items I need for my furry buddies will be at my door is comforting. No more running around from one store to another to find what you need. And if you want to change your auto ship date, it’s as easy as the touch of a button. Thank you Chewy!

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    My Golden loves this stuff and I’ve been giving it to him for four years. He is soon to be 13 and he gets around good for a dog his age. I think this stuff is really worth the money although it is expensive. He loves the taste of the tablets too but he will eat anything!

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    Our dog was not able to jump on the bed because she was so sore and stiff. The vet found that she has genetic hip dysplasia. This supplement has been a godsend. She's like new! And is on the bed every day now. :-) I hope my friend will use this for her dog too because it really works.

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    I can't bring myself to force this huge pill down his through every day. I called Chewy and without hesitation they gave me a refund and referred another stronger natural medication that may help my pet and that he may take without too much trouble.

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  • 135 Doggo dbl ACL repair doing Well

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    My gentle giant was running in the back yard and his foot went into a tiny hole. His other back leg hit that leg and twisted his legs up. He couldn't get up. I rushed him to the Vets office and he had ACL tears of both legs and a meniscus tear in the left one. Oh what a horrid experience. My vets recommendations was, buy stock in Dasuquin because this stuff really works. Lol. I began giving it to him right after surgery among other things, and he is doing beautifully. If we miss a day of this tablet, he doesn't seem to have as much get up and go. I would and do recommend this product. He didn't like the chews, but likes these tablets. Go figure..lol

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  • Very Happy Dog

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    This product works great. Maggie, our Doberman, is doing great since she has been on this product. No more limping or stiffness. Also Chewy is fantastic. The prices are great and the customer service is top notch.

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  • Fast & Effective

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    My dog has been hobbling with arthritis when she gets up and walking. I bought Nutramx and started immediately and within a week she stopped hobbling and havent noticed any since. I highly recommend this product.

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  • Seem to help lot

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    These were recommended by our veterinarian and are working great! Our dog rarely shows hip pain anymore. He takes one a day. We have to put them in the back of his mouth with a treat or he will spit them out.

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  • Our 12 year old Princess is running again!

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    This product has made a huge difference in our dog's joint health. Princess was getting to the point where she was having trouble getting up the stairs and trouble getting up after lying down for a while. It broke my heart to see her suffer like this. So at her last visit to the Vet, he recommended Dasuquin with MSM and after a few weeks Princess was back to her old self. She now has no problem getting up the stairs, no problems getting up after lying down and is even running and playing again! Thank you Dasuquin!

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  • Excellent product for dogs that have joint issues

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    A must-have product if your dog has hip and joint issues ! These supplements do work well with my dog. So, please do your dog a big favor and buy this !

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