Nutramax Dausquin ImageAs your dog starts to age, their body breaks down just like ours. Our Ruff Dogs also undergo the same type of injuries that we do, such as torn ACL/CCL and arthritis…especially dogs that live the active lifestyle. Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM is a vitamin supplement that can help your dog recover better after a surgery or improve their mobility in their golden years. If your dog is having problems getting up and down or living the active dog lifestyle they used to, our research shows that Dasuquin from Nutramax is a solid performer in helping restore your dog’s active lifestyle and may work as a great supplement for preventative care. The product is rated #15 in the best sellers at Amazon.com for Dog Supply category and carries 4.8 stars out of 5 with 390 reviews (as of the date of this writing).

If your dog is showing signs of aging or injury such as limping, you should obviously take them to the vet. Outside of any major surgery that might be needed, your vet will most likely recommend a supplement for your dog to improve their mobility. According to a study conducted in 2012 Nutramax Dasuquin was rated the #1 joint health brand. The survey was conducted in July of 2012 amongst small animal veterinarians who recommend oral joint health supplements and included only veterinary brands.

With Dasuquin, Nutramax has created a natural supplement that comes in chewable tablets and tasty soft chews. Nutramax carries two active patents for this product and has more patents pending. If you are so inclined, you can read these patents here: Nutramax Patent #5,587,363 and Nutramax Patent #6,797,289.

The product is formulated from 3 main ingredients:

Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU)formulated with FCHG49
This is a natural vegetable extract made from avocado and soybean oils, which sounds like it is a healthy treatment for your dog…Who doesn’t want more natural vegetable extract in their diet?! For more information read a thorough, but brief overview from Arthritis Today

This is an amino sugar which is an organic substance found in many various forms of life. The most basic we can say about this, not being scientists or biologists is that it is one of the most common non-vitamin, non-mineral, dietary supplements used by adults in the US. You can read the technical details by clicking here.

TRH122 Chondroitin Sulfate
We are not doctors or scientists here at RuffDogStuff.com, just big fans of healthy, active, fun-loving and adventuresome dogs! From our research this chemical is manufactured from animal sources and is a naturally occurring chemical found in cartilage around joints in the body. It is typically used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and works by returning a required building block of healthy joints to the body. Which if you want to extend your dog’s healthy lifestyle or help them get around in their golden years it sounds like great support for your four legged family member. You can read more about the technical details, side effects and the like from WebMD by clicking here

Product Pricing

Last we checked, you can help your dog continue to live an active dog lifestyle by purchasing Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM at Amazon.com at a purchase price of $80 for 150 tablets. This was the best price we found online for the MSM Large Dog Variety. For smaller Dogs, the Nutramax Dasuquin for Dogs Under 60lbs was listed at $75.12 at the time of this writing. Also, you can check prices across several retailers by clicking on this link to check Google’s price comparison tool.


“My older 90 lb dog remained pretty mobile even at 16 years. We started him on it at about 9 years. Been using it on my 9 year old 65 lb girl for 8 years now as a preventive measure. She moves like a puppy! Great product!” -Clark Petty, Amazon.com

“Small Miracle – I have a 14 yr old Yellow Lab named Dexter who is still walking on his own because of this product. Three monhts ago a thoughtful friend shared a partially used bottle with me because her dog passed away. Dexter’s hips were not working well for him at all. He was slipping when he got up and walking with a lot of difficulty. Now a full bottle into this product and I can see a big improvement in his mobility. I don’t expect it to cure his old age but it sure is helping him to deal with it. I’m impressed with the product’s results.” – N.L. Strong, Amazon.com

“Dasuquin, Is the best for your dogs. It has improve my dog at least 100% to walk up and down steps” – Shirley A. Engel, Amazon.com

“Old Jake feels like Young Jake: It does wonders for our 14 year dog. He has arthritis in his back end and has problems getting in the car with a step in place. We have to lift him up. Plain Dasuquin doesn’t work as well as Dasuquin with MSM.” – Patti, Amazon.com

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