Top positive review
Best Joint Product that I Know of (but I don't know everything)
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2016
As far as I am aware, Cosequin is the only glucosamine/chondroiten joint supplement that has actually been studied for content and efficacy. Supplements, for pets or people, are not well-regulated and so there is typically no guarantee that what is listed on the bottle is what is actually in the bottle. There could be less or more of the substance and there could be additional ingredients that aren't listed. And supplements, unlike food, can make any kinds of claims about what they treat and fix without having to provide evidence.
Now, I could be wrong and that other products have undergone the same types of clinical trials but I am simply not aware of them. I am not a paid expert on joint supplements.
But Nutramax Laboratories, the manufacturer, provides information on the research and veterinary trials of Cosequin to provide evidence that it does make a difference for joint health and that they have strong standards for their manufacturing process. That's why I choose Cosequin over other joint supplements because I like to know that I am not just tossing money at sugar pills and that my dogs are actually getting something to help them. I have yet to have a dog refuse to eat one, either, and one of my dogs is kind of a picky critter so they must taste ok. But I have not given one a try, myself.
I have had several older dogs over the years who have taken this and I do think it makes a difference although that is entirely subjective on my part. But I had one dog who would definitely seem to start feeling particularly painful if I screwed-up and ran out. She would be fine for a couple days and then I could see the trembling and licking and chewing at her knees start to pick up. Then it typically took a few days after I put her back on it to see improvement. And that would make me feel like the worst dog-mom on the face of the Earth so DON'T RUN OUT!
Overall, I am very happy with this product and as long as I have aging dogs I will continue to purchase it.