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    DefaultCosequin horses vs. dogs

    I wonder if I can use Cosequin -for horses; for my 2years old Lab? On the seal, it says 1800mg glucosamine is contained in 3.3g of the powder supply.
    I ask this as it is both cheaper than the dogs formula and also it is not (dogs product) on sale in my country (Turkey). 2x1g of the product seems to be okay for his daily supplementation.
    What do you think?

    He has no joint problems at the moment but he is a characteristic of a field type (over active.. running, jumping etc. ever ready to catch the tennis ball) and so, has the potential risks of cartilage damage in future

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    DefaultRe: Cosequin horses vs. dogs

    Yes, you can us it, it is the same stuff. If you call Cosequin's 800# they will give you the proper dosage.
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    DefaultRe: Cosequin horses vs. dogs

    It has a different glucosamine:chondroitin ratio, but it can be used for dogs. Glucosamine and chondroitin aren't breed specific, so all the different formulas can be used in humans, dogs, etc.

    The Cosequin marketed for humans and dogs has more chondroitin per milligram of glucosamine than the equine version, but if you're just using it for maintenance it shouldn't matter. If it's cheaper, I'd definitely go that route.

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    DefaultRe: Cosequin horses vs. dogs

    My trainer uses the horse version too. We never went that route since my dogs don't like fruit and the brand we were using said the horse version was flavored with fruits. I didn't want to buy the large container of it to find that the dogs refused it.

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    DefaultRe: Cosequin horses vs. dogs

    You can mix it in with some canned dog food and they gobble it up.
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    DefaultRe: Cosequin horses vs. dogs

    Thank you, all! I've got the message I needed. In means of prophylaxis of cartilage damage -besides taking other precautions (weight control, proper exercise) Cosequin horses formula seems suitable for dogs as a dietary supplement.

    I appreciate your interest

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    DefaultRe: Cosequin horses vs. dogs

    I use it for the G. - 3.3 g once a day. It is so much cheaper.

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