Joint Guard Powder for Dogs - 200g
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 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 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|
|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.