The Seraquin 800mcg CAN be used for larger dogs at a higher dose rate.
Seraquin 800mcg is a unique, tasty joint supplement that has been designed specifically to help maintain healthy joint function in small dogs and cats.
Seraquin contains Glucosamine HCL which is an amino sugar responsible for creating and stimulating new cartilage growth. Glucosamine HCL also supports the release of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are made from glucose by the cartilage cells. Seraquin also contains Chondroitin which lures fluid to the cartilage molecules which helps to nourish and lubricate joints, as well as acting as a shock absorber. Seraquin 800mg contains a natural but potent antioxidant called Curcumin. This can reduce the damaging effects that oxidative stress and free radicals can have on existing/new cartilage.
As Seraquin is designed to support the joint rather than treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation, you are unlikely to see an immediate effect as Seraquin takes time to build up in the system (usually 4 – 6 weeks from starting Seraquin, please see below).
The number of tablets given can be gradually reduced on the advice of your vet.
Seraquin tablets can also be given with any prescription medicines that your vet may recommend to help control the pain and inflammation your dog or cat may be experiencing.
Manufacturer's Inital 4 - 6 weeks loading dose rate:
For cats and dogs weighing less than 5kg give 2 tablets daily.
For cats and dogs weighing between 5-7.5kg give 3 tablets daily.
For cats and dogs weighing more than 7.5kg give 4 tablets daily.
After the initial 4-6 weeks starting period, the daily amount can normally be gradually reduced by half a tablet for the following week. If your pet responds well to the lower dose, this can be repeated on a weekly basis until a level on half the initial amount is reached. If the lower dose does not aid your pet as well as the starting dose, please seek advice from your vet.