Joint Guard

Joint Guard Powder for Dogs - 200g

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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


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.


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

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.


Powder for in-feed use - 200 g, 400 g, 750 g


Store below 30°C (Room Temperature). Store in a dry place. Replace lid tightly after use.


For General Sale (APVMA 59927)


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 a dog's meal.

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