Nature Vet Joint Guard For Dogs & Cats 500gm Bonus Pack

Long term treatment with Joint Guard may help reduce non-infectious joint inflammation

SKU
2501
$89.95

COMPOSITION
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

ACTIONS
Joint Guard:

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 in Joint 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.

INDICATIONS
Long term treatment with Joint Guard may help reduce non-infectious joint inflammation

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
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:

Animal
Weight

Joint Guard® Dose

Initial 4 - 6 weeks

Maintenance

Powder

Chews

Powder

Chews

5 - 10 kg

  ½ Scoop daily

  2 chews daily

  ¼ scoop daily

  1 chew daily

11 - 22kg

  1 scoop daily

  4 chews daily

  ½ Scoop daily

  2 chews daily

23 - 44kg

  1 ½ scoops daily

  6 chews daily

  1 scoop daily

  4 chews daily

Over 45kg

  2 scoops daily

  8 chews daily

  1 ½ scoops daily

  6 chews daily

* One scoop = 5 g

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.

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