Cosequin DS Chewable Tablets

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Cosequin DS Chewable Tablets

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Nutramax Labs.


#1 Veterinarian Recommended Brand®

Original Researched Brand

Double Strength Chewable Tablets

Guaranteed Analysis-Each Chewable Tablet Contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride minimum

500 mg*

Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum

400 mg*▲

Manganese minimum

5 mg♦

Ingredients: Glucosamine hydrochloride (derived from shellfish), sodium chondroitin sulfate (derived from bovine cartilage), microcrystalline cellulose, artificial roast beef flavor, manganese ascorbate, natural and artificial cheese flavor, mixed glycosaminoglycans, dried brewers yeast, magnesium stearate, and natural garlic flavor.

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Cosequin contains FCHG49® Glucosamine and TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.

▲Reported on a hydrous basis.

♦From Manganese Ascorbate.

Store in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Keep lid tightly secured to ensure freshness. Keep bottle out of the reach of children.

This bottle may contain a desiccant.

▼Source: Among retail brands. Survey conducted in July 2012 of small animal veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.

Administration as a supplement for dogs

The recommended initial administration period is four to six weeks; however, some dogs may respond in a shorter period of time. The number of Cosequin®DS chewable tablets may then be reduced to the maintenance level. The chewable tablets may be fed directly or crumbled and mixed with food.

Dog’s Weight


Initial 4 to 6 Week Administration Period

Maintenance Level

10-24 lbs.*

1 daily

(1/2 in the morning & 1/2 in the evening)

*(under 10 lbs, 1/2 daily)

1/2 daily

(tablets are scored)

25-49 lbs.

2 daily

(1 in the morning & 1 in the evening)

1 daily

50-100 lbs.

3 daily

(2 in the morning & 1 in the evening)

1-2 daily

Over 100 lbs.

4 daily

(2 in the morning & 2 in the evening)

2 daily

▲Once consistent improvement has been seen, these maintenance levels may be reduced to an every other day administration. The maintenance level can also be used long-term on healthy dogs to help support their joints.


Cosequin®DS is a product of Nutramax Laboratories.®

©2013, 2012 Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. All Rights Reserved

U.S. Patent No. 5,587,363

NUTRAMAX LABORATORIES, INC., 946 Quality Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720


132 Chewable Tablets


250 Chewable Tablets


650 Chewable Tablets


NAC No.: 1291002.4

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