Dasuquin® goes above and beyond traditional glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate products on the market because Dasuquin® contains NMX 1000 avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU), formulated with glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate. This sets Dasuquin® apart from any other joint health supplement for dogs and cats. And all in a tasty, chewable tablet that can be given as a treat or crumbled and mixed with food. Clinical trials suggest that Dasuquin® may help to alleviate the pain and stiffness of knee and hip osteoarthritis and reduce the need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). ASU Avocado/soybean concentrate has been shown to improve joint function and comfort levels. ASU complements the positive effects of other active ingredients in Dasuquin® by lowering the production of several compounds that cause cartilage breakdown in joints. MSM demonstrates clear benefits as a treatment for joint pain relief. Dasuquin® with MSM for Small to Medium Dogs contains 400 mg MSM, and Dasuquin® with MSM for Large Dogs contains 800 mg MSM.
methylsulfonylmethane, glucosamine hydrochloride, sodium chondroitin sulfate, avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) powder
While sensitivity to avocados has been reported in a few dogs, taking Dasuquin® tablets is not the same as eating whole avocados. The ASU in Dasuquin® has been evaluated in a safety study in dogs, and no adverse effects were noted from administration. There are no known contraindications or known interactions between Dasuquin® and any drug or nutritional supplement.
ASU (avocado/soybean unsaponifiables) is obtained from avocados and soybeans. A potent ingredient demonstrated to help protect cartilage, which leads to continued healthy 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. Nutramaxx's 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.
Allow 4-6 weeks initially to note a response, though some dogs may respond sooner. If desired, the number of tablets may then be reduced to a maintenance level. Once consistent improvement is noted at the maintenance level, administration may be further reduced to every other day.
The maintenance level can also be used long-term on healthy dogs to help support their joints. An individual dog's needs may vary. Dogs on a maintenance level can be increased to the initial level as needed, e.g., on weekends or other times when they are more active, to provide extra support to the joints.
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