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Joint Guard For Dogs

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


Indications
Long term treatment with Joint Guard may help reduce noninfectious joint inflammation
Form
Oral
Category
Anti-Inflammatories, Pain Relief
Joints, Bone, Arthritis
Feed /Dietary Supplements
For
Dog
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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:

Table of Dosage - See PDF Attached Below

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.


Presentation
Powder for in-feed use - 200 g, 400 g, 750 g
Liver Chews - 250 g (approx 120 individual chews)
Storage
Store below 30C (Room Temperature). Store in a dry place. Replace lid tightly after use.
Availability
For General Sale (APVMA 59927)
Notes

 None

Also see
PENTOSAN 100, COSEQUIN DS
Warnings
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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