Dasuquin contains glucosamine, chondroitin, as well as avocado and soy bean extracts for maintaining healthy joints for life. Dasuquin for dogs is available in formulations with or without MSM (methylsuflonylmethane).
ASU stands for avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, an ingredient concentrated directly from avocados and soybeans that is used for joint health. ASU has been shown to improve joint function and comfort levels. Studies using cartilage cells have shown that ASU lowers the expression or production of several compounds involved in the process of cartilage breakdown in joints. ASU complements the positive effects of the other active ingredients in Dasuquin. The glucosamine in Dasuquin is synergistic with low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate and has been shown in cartilage cell studies to be synergistic with ASU. Of note NMX1000® avocado/ soybean unsaponifiables, FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate together were shown in cell studies to be better than the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate alone at inhibiting expression of several agents involved in the breakdown of cartilage. The highly absorbable tea is rich in antioxidants, which have a positive effect on cartilage as well as on overall body defenses.
There is a mail-in rebate for Dasuquin (click here to see rebate page). The amount is $4, $6, or $8, depending upon the size purchased. In order to get the full rebate for Dasuquin, it must be purchased from Winslow Animal Hospital.