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Cosequin DS Chewable Tablets

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Cosequin DS Chewable Tablets

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


Joint Health Supplement

#1 Veterinarian Recommended Brand®

Original Researched Brand for Dogs of All Sizes

Guaranteed Analysis-Each Chewable Tablet Contains:

Manganese minimum

3 mg♦

Glucosamine** minimum

500 mg*

Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum

400 mg*▲

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

Ingredients: Glucosamine hydrochloride (derived from shellfish), sodium

chondroitin sulfate (derived from bovine cartilage), microcrystalline cellulose, artificial flavor, manganese ascorbate, natural and artificial cheese flavor, dried brewers yeast, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and natural garlic flavor.

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

**Reported as Glucosamine Hydrochloride.

▲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.

▼Source: Among retail brands. Survey conducted in February 2014 of small animal veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.

Recommendation As A Supplement For Dogs

The recommended initial period is four to six weeks; however, some dogs may respond sooner. 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 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 response has been seen, these maintenance levels may be reduced to every other day. The maintenance level can also be used long-term on healthy dogs to help support their joints. Visit

nutramax LABORATORIES, VETERINARY SCIENCES, INC., 946 Quality Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720


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132 Scored Chewable Tablets


250 Scored Chewable Tablets



650 Scored Chewable Tablets



NAC No.: 1291002.8

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