Cosequin Joint Supplement

Cosequin Joint Supplement
Dog DS Chewable Tablets » Pack of 120

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  • Dog DS Chewable Tablets » Pack of 120 £54.99


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Cosequin is a joint health supplement for dogs that feeds and helps to support the cartilage in their joints, helping them maintain normal movement.

Cosequin is a joint health supplement for dogs that feeds and helps to support the cartilage in their joints, helping them maintain normal movement. It supports the dog’s joints by maintaining normal architecture and feeding it key nutrients that help it stay healthy.

There are two key ingredients that make Cosequin a complete joint health supplement:

  • Glucosamine Hydrochloride
    Used to form vital components of the cartilage structure that provides a smoother surface for easier movement.
  • Chondroitin Sulphate
    A key component of cartilage that helps keep it strong and healthy.

Directions For Use

Cosequin can be given whole, the tablets crumbled and mixed with food, or the capsules can be pulled apart and the contents mixed with food.

Initial loading programme:

Feed daily for 4-6 weeks, or as recommended by your veterinary surgeon.

Maintenance programme:

After initial loading phase, reduce the amount given gradually in 1⁄2 to 1 tablet steps to maintenance level. This maintenance level can then be used long-term to support joint health.


There are no contra-indications or restrictions on the use of Cosequin.

Cosequin contains:


Technological Additives:

E460 Microcrystalline Cellulose

Nutritional Additives: Amount
E5 Manganese (as Manganous Sulphate Monohydrate) 3200 mg/kg


Each 2g tablet contains:

Glucosamine HCl* (>99% Purity) 500 mg
Chondroitin Sulphate* (100% Purity) 400 mg
Yeast, Magnesium Stearate

* Cosequin® DS contains FCHG49® Glucosamine Hydrochloride and TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulphate, Nutramax Laboratories' proprietary veterinary researched specifications.

Typical Analytical Constituents:

Crude protein: 20% Crude oils and fats: 1% Crude fibre: 9% Crude ash: 7%

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Reviews (66)

Summary of Reviews for Cosequin Joint Supplement

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
65 out of 66 (98%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (53 reviews)
4 stars (12 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Brilliant
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By on 31 December 2020

My dog is 1yr old and has arthritis In his elbows. He was constantly lame until I put him on cosequin, now he is almost totally normal. Can’t rate this product enough

Customer recommends this product

55 effective joint support
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By on 21 December 2020

My older (11yrs) spaniel was getting a lot of stiffness and was getting injured easily. This has improved noticeably after using cosequin and she now plays more and moves more freely more like her younger self.

Customer recommends this product

55 joint supplements
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By on 11 June 2020

The Cosequin jont supplements I purchased seem to be working in improving my 40kg dog mobility

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45 Cosequin Joint Supplement review
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By on 27 February 2020

I bought this product because my 13.5 year old Border Collie was showing his age. Since he has taken this supplement I feel that he is more happy in his daily life

Customer recommends this product

55 Amazing result
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By on 16 February 2020

My Papillon (7yrs) has Osteoarthritis. After a week of giving him Cosequin DS he already showed signs of losing his stiffness. Now after 6 weeks he is agile like a joung Puppy. Would highly recomend this product! Thank you♡

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Cosequin Joint Supplement, including answers from our team.

17 August 2021 at 6:01pm

How old

Catherine Shepherd

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Essex, United Kingdom

How old does a dog need to be before taking these.

  • VioVet Staff

There is no defined age at which supplementation of Cosequin DS for
Dogs should be initiated (although we normally recommend animals to be

3 months of age), as each dogs individual requirements for joint
support will be variable. The
glucosamine and chondroitin found within Cosequin DS provides the
building blocks for cartilage production and can help to support normal
cartilage metabolism in response to day-to-day wear and tear, therefore
there is a rationale behind using the product
to support healthy joints, rather than waiting for problems to
develop before commencing supplementation. Additionally, given the fact
that osteoarthritis is thought to affect approximately 20% of dogs over
the age of 1, such problems may be far more
prevalent than we realise or expect, therefore the early implementation
of appropriate multimodal management techniques (lifestyle factors,
weight control, nutraceutical supplements etc) may be beneficial.
However, we would recommend discussing any concerns
regarding your dog’s joint health with your veterinary surgeon.

10 December 2020 at 11:18am

15kg dog...loading dose?


Hi, my dog weighs 15kg. What would the loading dose be?

  • VioVet Staff

The loading dose for your 15kg dog is 1 tablet daily for 4 to 6 weeks. After this you can reduce the dose to 1/2 a tablet daily in the long term.

20 February 2017 at 10:49pm

Chihuahua with heart problem


Just wondered are these tablets ok to give to my chihuahua who is on heart meds his back legs aren't always that good but can't have an op because of his heart

  • VioVet Staff

Joint supplements like Cosequin tend to be very safe and should not interact adversely with other medications. This supplement should be fine to give to your dog alongside heart meds.

4 October 2016 at 6:22pm

Changing from seraquin to cosequin?

Victoria Everson

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: west glam, United Kingdom

My 8 yr old german shepherd has been taking Seraquin for several years (hip dysplasia- for which she is also on Cartrophen bi-annual injection courses). She loves the taste of Seraquin but I noticed that there is a slightly higher level of Chondroitin in Cosequin. Is there any merit in changing to Cosequin as I would like her to have the best product possible. Also does Cosequin have added flavouring like Seraquin? (Seraquin contains chicken flavour)

  • VioVet Staff

Cosequin and Seraquin are quite similar but both contain high concentrations of quality ingredients. Where Seraquin contains slightly less Chondroitin it does contain Turmeric which is a natural anti-inflammatory. If your dog is happy and enjoys Seraquin I would probably continue with that. If you wanted to try something different I would recommend Yumove which contains a joint lubricant called hyaluronic acid alongside glucosamine and chrondroitin. This is probably what I would choose for my dogs but it is worth trying a few to see which one works best for your dog.

26 January 2016 at 8:58pm


Julie H

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

My dog weighs 10.8kg and he has been using cosequin ds for about 5 years he has always been fine on 1 tablet per day; he also has regular cartrophen injections. For the most part his movement is fine but he seems to be struggling with jumping up and climbing steps now so we were wondering if it would be possible to up his dose even temporarily to see if this helps or if there is another, stronger product you could recommend.

  • VioVet Staff

There has been very little research done to compare one product with another, so it is not really known if there is a "stronger" product of this type, other than the prescription medicines for arthritis etc. It is safe to increase the dose, or alternatively you could try one of the other products which are proving to be very popular with lots of positive reviews. Yumove and Joint Force are good examples of alternative products which I could recommend. If your dog is getting worse then a visit to the vet to get things checked over might be good plan.

30 May 2014 at 12:13pm

Cosequin and fexidine plus

Wendy Carpenter

  • VioVet customer since 2013
  • From: Essex, United Kingdom

can i also give my dog flexidin plus with cosequin

  • VioVet Staff

It is safe to combine these two treatments. They are essentially very similar anyway, so it is a bit like doubling the dose of one of them. This might indeed be good, because there is no scientific proof of the best dose to use and given how they seem to work, higher doses might well be more beneficial.

Personally I am sure it will be safe to do as you suggest, I am not sure if you will get any significant benefit from doing so, but you might!

28 March 2014 at 7:49am

Trocoxil and cosequin

Anita Northern Ireland

My 6yr old rottie is on trocoxil, can she also take this supplement. Has had problems since birth. Joints now beginning to swell.

  • VioVet Staff

Cosequin is one of a group of joint supplements which are all essentially very similar. They appear to provide a mild to moderate help to arthritic dogs. They are also very safe and can indeed be combined with Trocoxil or other similar drugs. Many dogs are on a combination like this in fact. I think Cosequin should be a help to your dog and is worth giving.

18 January 2014 at 9:04am

Cosequin tabllets for my dog

VioVet Visitor

my dog is 9 years old and she is on metacam from the vets . can she take cosequin as well as a supplement . or is the metacam the only one she needs to take .

  • VioVet Staff

Metacam is more powerful than Cosequin and will probably provide the most help. Cosequin works in a completely different way and can add to the effect in a very safe and natural way. Many people do combine the two medications together and ideally this is what we would certainly recommend.

19 September 2013 at 8:11pm

Dosage, how often, ie costing

Ann Kibble

I'd like to cost this supplement for a young Gypsy Cob, weight about 450 k, newly diagnosed with early hock spavin.

  • VioVet Staff

The dose rate for a 450kg animal is 3 level scoops twice a day for the initial loading period of 4-6weeks. The dose is then reduced to 1-2 level scoops every day after that. Each 700g tub contains approximately 120 level scoops. You will use almost 2 tubs for the loading period and a tub then will last for about 17 weeks at the low dose rate after that.

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