Each 2.5 grams of JOINT GUARD Powder for dogs and cats contains:
Glucosamine Hydrochloride 500 mg
Purified Sodium Chondroitin Sulphate 250 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 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.
Long term treatment with Joint Guard may help reduce non-infectious joint inflammation
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Joint Guard for Dogs and Cats 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:
Joint Guard for Dogs and cats may provide a joint protective effect when used alone as a daily dose, and is a very useful adjuventive therapy for dogs with 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 - 150 g, 400 g, 750 g
Store below 30°C (Room Temperature). Store in a dry place. Replace lid tightly after use.
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Precautions : Not recommended as an alternative treatment in acute joint inflammation.
JOINT GUARD is designed for daily administration in the diet. It has been formulated as a unique "no smell, no taste" powder to guarantee palatability when mixed in the pets meal.