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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

Additional Details

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.

FAQ

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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  • AMAZING Product

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    The vet prescribed this medication for my Pomeranian to help with the joints in her legs. After giving her one tablet each day, I saw a noticeable improvement within a week or so. I asked if I my chihuahua would benefit as well - and was told yes. I only gave her a half tablet as she wasn't showing any outward signs of needing it. One day, I accidentally gave the chihuahua the full tablet (I crush and spread over their food). That night she jumped on the couch!!! I always assumed she didn't because her legs were too short. I was wrong. Now she gets a full tablet each day as well (although my husband would probably prefer neither dog jumping on the couch! LOL) Absolutely great product The vet prescribed this medication for my Pomeranian to help with the joints in her legs. After giving her one tablet each day, I saw a noticeable improvement within a week or so. I asked if I my chihuahua would benefit as well - and was told yes. I only gave her a half tablet as she wasn't showing any outward signs of needing it. One day, I accidentally gave the chihuahua the full tablet (I crush and spread over their food). That night she jumped on the couch!!! I always assumed she didn't because her legs were too short. I was wrong. Now she gets a full tablet each day as well (although my husband would probably prefer neither dog jumping on the couch! LOL) Absolutely great product. Have been paying full price at the vet's office, glad to see I can get it slightly cheaper on line (only by $5, but every dollar counts). … more

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  • Change in size

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    Great product ingredient wise HOWEVER.....the most recent bottle I ordered of the small/medium dog supplement reflects the manufacturer has changed the size of the tabs making them near impossible to break to in half! They are way too thick now... I won't be buying these again unless they revert back to a thinner, more easily breakable tab! I've been using these for years, guess I need to find another brand now. :-(

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  • Not a favorite with my Westies

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    I bought the Dasuquin supplements and Dasuquin Soft Chews at the same time. Even though the supplement tablets are chewable, I could not get either of my Westies to take it. Now, the Soft Chews is a different story; they eat them without hesitation and have made quite a difference in their mobility.

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  • Works better than the "other' brand

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    Have tried our active aussies, 9 & 4, on the "C" brand and Dasuquin and we have seen better results with Dasuquin. They were coming up achy after hard frisbee play and this has nearly ended that. Definitely recommend! Good price on Chewy!

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  • huge difference in my dog!

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    My chihuahua was diagnosed with luxating patellas in both of her back legs and was struggling making it through her rounds when we would volunteer at hospital as a therapy dog team. This has been a godsend and has really helped get pep back in her step. I originally purchased from my vet but was thrilled to see it available at Chewy at a better price

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  • Really helped our toy poodle!

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    Our little dog limped when she walked and took her to the vet and they prescribed Dasuquin with msm and oh what a difference it made! She no longer limps and she back to her old self! Would recommend.

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  • Support for your dog's joints

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    My five-year-old Bichon has arthritic issues in her hind legs - due to her constant jumping This is a behavior that is a "given" with this breed. Since I have been giving her the Dasuquin supplement every day - she moves better and appears to have more energy to play, run etc.- suggesting that she has less discomfort .

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  • Review of Dasuquin with MSM Joint Health

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    Unfortunately, this supplement does not act overnight! If you'd like to check back in a few more weeks, I will know better! Thanks and Y'all, Have a very Merry Christmas

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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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  • Seeing a difference!

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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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