Arthritic Pets: Dasuquin and Cosequin for Your Pet

By Dr . Joi Sutton|2018-01-24T14:51:30-05:00Updated: March 1st, 2012|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|0 Comments
  • Dog Receiving Medication

Many of our aging pets get aches and pains just as humans do. Veterinarians love medications and supplements that are easy to administer, such as beefy chews or flavored sprinkles. Client compliance (owners not giving the medications that we prescribe or stopping the medications before the full course is finished) is a big problem in veterinary medicine. Medications may be forgotten in a kitchen drawer. Or, your pet might hide when you are within 5 feet of the medication bottle. You get the picture.

Glucosamine and chondroitin help pets with arthritis without the potentially harsh side effects of anti-inflammatory arthritis medications. Nutramax Laboratories makes Cosequin and Dasuquin in tasty options that make it easy to give to your pet. In fact, your pet will likely think it is a treat rather than a treatment.

There are many options when giving glucosamine and chondroitin. There are numerous brands of supplements for humans and for pets. Some senior pet foods even contain a small amount of glucosamine and chondroitin. Unfortunately, as “nutricuticals”, glucosamine and chondroitin are not as closely monitored by the FDA as pharmaceuticals. Just because a product says there is X amount of glucosamine in the product doesn’t mean that there actually is that amount in the bottle. Nutramax Laboratories has demonstrated consistently that they provide what they promise. Nutramax has also done the research to show that their products do indeed provide improved comfort and mobility to arthritic patients.

Why I favor Cosequin and Dasuquin:

  1. Research supports the effectiveness of these joint supplements for pets.
  2. Flavorful chews and sprinkles are easy to administer to pets long-term.
  3. Cosequin and Dasuquin have consistency of ingredients from bottle to bottle. Each batch is tested to match the labeled ingredients.
  4. Nutramax Laboratories uses high quality glucosamine and chondroitin to optimize absorption.

American Diabetes Wholesale now offers a wide range of Cosequin and Dasuquin products. Whether your preferred method of administering supplements is in pill form, chews, or sprinkle, ADW has you and your pet covered.

NOTE: Consult your veterinarian to confirm that my recommendations are applicable for the health needs of your pet.

About the Author: Dr . Joi Sutton

Dr. Joi Sutton is a 1993 graduate from Oregon State University. She has practiced both in emergency medicine and general practice. Dr. Sutton has done extensive international volunteer work though Veterinary Ventures, a nonprofit organization that takes teams of veterinarians to undeveloped countries for humane medical care. She also runs a small animal practice in South Florida. Connect with Dr. Joi on LinkedIn

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