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Nutramax Cosequin DS Double Strength Chewables, 250 Count

Nutramax Cosequin DS Double Strength Chewables, 250 Count
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Nutramax Cosequin DS Double Strength Chewables, 250 Count

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Cosequin DS is a nutritional supplement to help your dog maintain healthy joints. As your pet ages, it’s common for her joints to become less flexible, which impacts her mobility and quality of life. Cosequin DS is the top recommended brand of veterinarians to support and maintain the health of your dog’s joints. The only glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate supplement that has been shown safe, effective, and bioavailable in peer-reviewed, published, controlled, U.S. veterinary studies, Cosequin DS helps support cartilage production and protect existing cartilage from breakdown. It’s manufactured following standards similar to those practiced by the pharmaceutical industry. Recommended initial administration period is 4 to 6 weeks, though some dogs may respond in a shorter period of time. May be fed to your dog directly or crumbled and mixed with food. Each chewable tablet contains 500 milligrams of Glucosamine Hydrochloride, 400 milligrams of Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, 5 milligrams of Manganese, plus Ascorbate and mixed Glycosaminoglycans. Please read all label information on delivery.

Features:
  • #1 Veterinarian recommended

  • Increase joint mobility and function

  • Beef & cheddar flavored chewable tablet

  • Double strength chewable tablets, 250 count

  • Please read all label information on delivery

Product Details:
Product Length: 1.0 inches
Product Width: 1.0 inches
Product Height: 1.0 inches
Product Weight: 0.0 pounds
Package Length: 6.2 inches
Package Width: 3.0 inches
Package Height: 2.8 inches
Package Weight: 0.9 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 1235 reviews

Customer Reviews:
Average Customer Review:4.5 ( 1235 customer reviews )
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275 of 280 found the following review helpful:

5We were considering hip replacement surgery  Feb 08, 2006
By rZ
February 8, 2006: We were considering hip replacement surgery for our 90 lb lab who was diagnosed with hip dysplaysia. Our vet recommended we try Cosequin DS first. We had tried similar products with no improvement and didn't expect this to work either. We were wrong. There was a marked difference in our lab's activity level within the first two weeks. Currently, he plays runs, and jumps with no pain. This product worked wonders for our dog.

UPDATE June 18, 2007: Cosequin did work wonders for our lab, but he also has Degenerative Myelopathy which was missed due to the hip dysplasia. We had never heard of this disease and didn't know the signs or symptoms to watch for. Please, if your dog is on a joint therapy product, search for Degenerative Myelopathy on the internet and familiarize yourself with the symptoms. As the disease progresses without treatment, your dog's chance for recovery and/or stabilization become less and less. The University of Florida has a lot of information on their website regarding this disease and a video depicting dogs in various stages of this disease.

51 of 52 found the following review helpful:

1My dogs could not keep it down  Mar 23, 2013
By Tamatha Ulrich
Not sure why my dogs could not keep it down but both couldn't. I would not
purchase this again. However, it may work for other dogs. I don't know.

49 of 50 found the following review helpful:

1dog hates it  Jun 03, 2013
By farouq samhouri,m.d.
this is supposed to be a chewable tablet. my german shepherd refuses it. if i hide it in other food and she eats it we have found that she vomits later. after a $200 vet bill we decided to stop giving her this and the vomiting stopped. she did take a similiar product from the vet and had no problems with it. I think if it is advertised as chewable it should at least appeal to the dog.
I cannot prove the tablet caused the vomiting but it is high on the list of possible reasons.

46 of 47 found the following review helpful:

5Can I take this stuff?.....................  Jan 24, 2009
By Kapt K
This product is just magical.

After suffering repeated bouts of lameness in one/occasionally both hind knees caused by chasing critters in the back yard, our vet recommended that we take our 4 year old dog to see an orthopedic veterinary surgeon. Just like the old saw - to a man with a hammer everything looks like a nail - to a veterinary surgeon....

Oh yeah... Before he even examined the dog he was telling us all about the torn cranial cruciate ligaments and the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), which to me looks about as rough as a full knee replacement. The more I questioned him about the procedure, the more obvious it became that it was: A) Too radical for my dog B) At about $2800 per knee, much too expensive unless there was NO other option. Don't get me wrong, we love our dog and he gets whatever he needs but this procedure in addition to cost required lengthly confinement and rehab. I just couldn't see how it would work.

About this time I asked if he shouldn't examine the dog first. A quick wiggle of the hind leg and he was convinced that was the problem. He would have to anesthetize to fully confirm the diagnosis but he was certain that we were dealing with torn cruciate ligaments. If we wanted he could do the surgery while the dog was out. Nice.... but no thanks.

After 30 minutes or so he comes back and tells us that the ligament is partially torn so he has given our dog a shot of cortisone in the joint. " Might help but I still think he will need surgery".

Next day he is getting around without much of a limp. This is probably just the temporary anti-inflammatory effect of the shot. A week or two latter we return to our regular vet for one of the annual vaccinations. He asks how he's doing with the knee and I tell him much better but that we are being very careful to keep him from running hard and re-injuring the knee. Good he says and suggests that we also give him Cosequin DS.

That was about 3 years ago. We continue to discourage too much running but he still races around the yard, plays Frisbie catch, and has a great time. Gets one pill a day every day and is doing very well. Now on those rare occasions that he overdoes it and gets a little gimpy I'll give him a second tablet immediately. By the next day he's as good as new.

I wish I could find a human version that worked as well..............

By the way, Amazon's price is less than half what the Vet charges and it is available without a prescription. Highly recommended.

48 of 49 found the following review helpful:

1Not good.  Mar 17, 2013
By Dan
Immediately after starting the supplement, my dog started having loose stools at least 4 times per day, will stop giving it now. Dissatisfied with the product but excellent customer service from Amazon.

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