We have combined the over ten years of clinical use and research on our joint health supplement Cosequin® with our research in advanced joint health ingredients in developing Dasuquin®, a cost-effective formulation for dogs, available only through your veterinarian.

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 production,1 while ASU also acts synergistically with glucosamine.

What is ASU and how does it work?

ASU (avocado/soybean unsaponifiables) is derived from avocados and soybeans. A potent ingredient demonstrated to protect cartilage which leads to improved joint function, ASU complements the effects of the other ingredients. While working via their own primary mechanisms of action, ASU, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate together deliver comprehensive joint health support. Our trademarked glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, and avocado/soybean unsaponifiables 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 cartilage breakdown. (Click here for more info)

Dasuquin is available only from your veterinarian. Dasuquin is also available in a formula with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). Your veterinarian can advise you on which formula is best for your dog. Dasuquin is available in two strengths: Dasuquin for Small to Medium Dogs and Dasuquin for Large Dogs.
Source: Among veterinary brands. Survey conducted in November 2009 of small animal veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.

References:
1. Lippiello L, Woodward J, Karpman R, et al. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2000;381:229-240.

*Dasuquin® contains FCHG49® Glucosamine, TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, and NMX1000® Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.

Administration: Dasuquin Soft Chews

Dog's Weight Initial 4-6 week administration period
(soft chews per day)
Suggested maintenance level
(soft chews per day)
Small to Medium Dogs Large Dogs Small to Medium Dogs Large Dogs
10-29 lbs 1 - 1 EOD -
30-59 lbs 2 - 1 -
60-120 lbs - 2 - 1

The recommended initial administration period is 4-6 weeks; however, some dogs may respond in a shorter period of time. If desired, the number of Dasuquin soft chews may then be reduced to a maintenance level. The maintenance level can also be used long-term on healthy dogs to help support their joints.

Each Soft Chew Contains:

Ingredient Large Dogs Small to Medium Dogs
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* 99% 900 mg 600 mg
Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate* 350 mg† 250 mg†
Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables* (ASU) Powder 90 mg‡ 45 mg‡

Dasuquin Soft Chews are also available for dogs in formulations containing MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). Dasuquin With MSM contains 400 mg MSM for Small to Medium Dogs and Dasuquin With MSM for Large Dogs contains 800 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.