Seraquin 2g is a dietary supplement containing glucosamine HCL, chondroitin sulphate and tumeric extract (curcumin).
Less than 10kg - 1 tablet daily
10-20kg - 2 tablets daily
20-40kg - 3 tablets daily
40kg+ - 4 tablets daily
- Seraquin for dogs comes with full instructions for use but can be easy to give as a treat or crush onto their normal food.
- Seraquin can be given alongside any prescription medicines that your vet may recommend to help in the control of pain and inflammation.
- Seraquin is easy to give to dogs and cats. Most cats and dogs love Seraquin chewable tablets which makes life easy. You can give them as a treat or crush them onto their normal food.
- The number of Seraquin tablets that you should give them depends on their weight - see dosage information above.
With a little action on your part there is every reason to expect that your dog can be comfortable in later life. Here are some things you can do to help.Control Weight:
Enhance their environment:
- Being overweight can put extra strain on your dog’s joints so keeping his/her weight down is helpful.
- If your dog is overweight ask your vet for help in planning a weight reduction programme.
- Bear in mind that if your dog has poor joints you may not succeed in getting your dog to ‘walk off’ any excess food intake, so a reduction in food is usually necessary.
Provide the right kind of exercise:
- Ensure your dog has a soft, warm bed to rest on.
- Use ramps instead of stairs where possible.
- Consider raised feeding bowls.
- Thoroughly dry your dog after bathing or swimming.
Consider alternative therapies:
- Regular, gentle exercise is a real help as it helps prevent the joints from stiffening up and maintains mobility so your dog can remain active.
- Dogs with poor joints should avoid very energetic exercise such as lots of stairs and excessive running.
- Your vet can help you work out the most suitable exercise schedule for your particular dog.
- Hydrotherapy is becoming more common for exercising dogs with joint problems. This involves purpose built pools that allow safe, carefully controlled swimming.
- Swimming helps to build up muscle mass, which is useful for supporting joints. It is a low impact form of exercise so it won’t aggravate your dog’s joints.
- Your vet will know a centre where such a service is available.
- Ask your vet if they think acupuncture would help.