Joint Guard for Dogs Powder 750g
Each 2.5 grams of JOINT GUARD Powder for dogs contains: Glucosamine Hydrochloride 500 mg Purified Sodium Chondroitin Sulphate 400 mg Also contains MSM, manganese gluconate, calcium ascorbate (Vit C), zinc, copper, vitamin E
- provides essential components required for joint cartilage repair and maintenance
- is for regular daily administration for a protective effect aids production of normal healthy cartilage matrix and of synovial (joint) fluid.
Joint Guard helps prevent cartilage degeneration by supplying all critical components on a daily basis. This is a chondroprotective (joint protective) effect.
It is formulated for regular, in-feed administration. Research trials on combinations of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Manganese and Vitamin C report a significant synergy between these components, and a chondroprotective effect, as well as a mild anti-inflammatory effect following regular administration. The essential components inJoint Guard serve to both reduce cartilage degeneration, and stimulate production of healthy cartilage matrix. Glucosamine hydrochloride - stimulates formation of both synovial (joint) fluid and the cartilage matrix, Chondroitin sulfate - provides protection from the enzymes which break down cartilage, and is the major component in cartilage, Manganese and Vitamin C - are essential in the pathways to manufacture cartilage MSM - is used during soft connective tissue synthesis e.g. in the joint capsule.
Long term treatment with Joint Guard may help reduce noninfectious joint inflammation
Joint Guard for Dogs is given daily with each meal, dosed according to weight. It can be given to young animals at a low daily maintenance dose for a regular protective effect, or at a higher daily dose for animals experiencing existing cartilage damage:
It is necessary to initiate treatment at double the maintenance dose in order to "load up" the body with therapeutic levels of the active ingredients, generally for the first 4 - 6 weeks. At this point, the dose can gradually be reduced over time to find the lowest possible amount that will keep the dog comfortable.
Joint Guard for Dogs may provide a joint protective effect when used alone as a daily dose, and is a very useful adjuventive therapy for existing joint damage when used in combination with the Veterinary Prescription Only drug, Pentosan 100 (injections) to further stimulate joint repair.
Powder for in-feed use - 200 g, 400 g, 750 g
Liver Chews - 250 g (approx 120 individual chews)
|Indication||Nutritional supplement for cartilage and joint fluid support in dogs. Long-term use may help to improve joint function.|
|Actions||Supports cartilage metabolism.|
|Precautions||Not recommended as an alternative treatment in acute joint inflammation.Disposal Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage.|
|Dosage and Administration||Long-term treatment is required. Each scoop contains 5 g, with a half-scoop division providing 2.5 g. The powder should be sprinkled on or mixed in with the pet's food. A small amount of moist food is preferred. Ensure that the pet eats the entire amount of food.Initial period: four to six weeks. 5 to 10 kg. Half a scoop daily (one-quarter in the morning and one-quarter in the evening). 11 to 22 kg. 1 scoop daily (half in the morning and half in the evening). 23 to 44 kg. 1½ scoops daily (1 in the morning and half in the evening). Over 45 kg. 2 scoops daily (1 in the morning and 1 in the evening).Maintenance dose. 5 to 10 kg. One-quarter scoop daily (once in the morning). 11 to 22 kg. Half a scoop daily (one-quarter in the morning and one-quarter in the evening). 23 to 44 kg. 1 scoop daily (half in the morning and half in the evening). Over 45 kg. 1½ scoops daily (1 in the morning and half in the evening).Liver treats. One treat is equivalent to ¼ scoop of powder.|
|Storage||Store below 30°C (room temperature). Store in a dry place. Replace lid tightly after use.|
|Manufacturer||Ceva Animal Health Pty Limited|