Adequan Canine
Adequan Canine
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Repairs and strengthens torn cartilage
Effective in treating joint pain due to arthritis
Once injected, medicine starts to work within hours

Adequan Canine

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At a Glance
Repairs and strengthens torn cartilage
Effective in treating joint pain due to arthritis
Once injected, medicine starts to work within hours

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Arthritis is a common and incredibly frustrating disease for aging dogs. Adequan Canine is used to provide relief by controlling symptoms associated with degenerative or traumatic arthritis. This drug must be injected intramuscularly to ensure it reaches the critical parts of the joint. Once administered, it goes to work in about two hours, and for roughly three days, Adequan Canine will reduce inflammation and increasing the thickness of joint fluid.

Adequan Canine helps maintain cartilage density and ensure that joints are healthy. If your dog is suffering from joint pain due to arthritis, administering this medicine should result in signs of improvement within four weeks.
Manufactured by American Regent Animal Health
  • American Regent Animal Health Manufacturer
  • Arthritis & Pain Pharmacy
  • Senior Life Stage
  • Injection Application
  • Dog Pet Type

How Long Does It Take for Adequan to Work in Dogs?
Answer

Arthritis can be considered one of the most commonly occurring diseases that can be found in various aging dogs. This disease creates an extremely frustrating situation for the pets. To provide relief to your pet veterinarians generally recommend the usage of Adequan Canine. Adequan Canine is a drug that essentially works by controlling the symptoms associated with arthritis. The drug Adequan normally helps in controlling traumatic and degenerative arthritis that is present in older or aging dogs. The active ingredient of Adequan is Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan. The drug Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan is an injectable drug that is administered to pets by using intramuscular injections. After the administration of the injection, the medicine takes at least two hours to reach the social tissues. The assimilation of the medicine in the petโ€™s joints takes a minimum period of seventy-two hours. To observe any form of significant improvement in the pet, the pet owner needs to wait for at least three to four days. This medicine can work for a maximum duration of four to five weeks. Infecting Adequan in your pets can alleviate various symptoms that are caused due to arthritis present in your pets. These symptoms can include but are not limited to severe pain, lowered physical activity or movement, and lameness.

What Are the Side Effects of Adequan for Dogs?
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Adequan Canine can be counted amongst one of the best pain reliever medicines for pets who are suffering from arthritis. It is a significant medicine that is highly recommended by various veterinary experts. In most instances, this reputable medicine does not show any adverse or side effects after the administration of the medicine. In very few rare cases abnormality can be found. These abnormalities or negative symptoms can be diarrhea, mild pain at the injection site, delayed blood clotting, and swelling of the area where the injection has been administered. Most of these symptoms can be easily avoided if the injection is especially administered by a licensed veterinarian.

How Often Can You Give a Dog Adequan?
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Responsible pet owners should always remember it is not advisable to administer any medicine to their pets without the prior consent or permission of the petโ€™s veterinarian. The drug Adequan Canine has FDA approval, it cannot be bought or administered without a prescription that is provided by a veterinarian. It is recommended that the administration of any drug can only be done by following the directions provided in the prescription. The proper dosage can be done by injecting Adequan Canine through an intramuscular injection. The pets need to be injected with two milligrams of injectable medicine for every pound of their body weight. The application of the medicine has to be done twice a week for four weeks to get the best results. The treatment cannot exceed the recommended number of dosages that is a maximum of eight injections. While administering the medicine to the pet mixture of any solvent or substance with the medicine Adequan Canine is ill-advised.

Where Do You Inject Adequan in a Dog?
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The process of injecting the medicine Adequan Canine to the pets is very simple and easy. Adequan can be injected either under the skin or can be directly injected into the petโ€™s muscles. The doses can vary diversely for different pets. The reason behind this can be due to the severity of their symptoms, body weight, body size, and body type. For this reason, the medication can vary between twice a week to once a month. The application of this drug is not very painful for the pets and pet owners can easily administer the drug personally at home by following a few simple instructions.

Is It Ok to Walk a Dog With Arthritis?
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It is a scientifically proven fact that walking is great for dogs who are suffering from arthritis. The results are much better if the dogs do the same amount of exercise daily without failing a single time. This helps your pets build their muscles and better support their joints.

Does Adequan Help With Hip Dysplasia?
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After a thorough observation, it is noticed that conservative therapies do not help in the treatment of arthritis in various pets caused due to hip dysplasia. These therapies are generally aimed at controlling numerous clinical symptoms in them. These symptoms can be reluctance in doing any forms of physical activities or exercises, laziness, joint pain, lameness, dizziness or drowsiness, and hip pain. Conservative treatment for pets can include the application of pain medicine, rehabilitation, decreasing the excessive weight of the pet, and administration of joint supplements. Administration of Adequan falls under such treatments.

Is Adequan Canine Safe for All Dog Breeds?
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Adequan Canine is a medication that is FDA-approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs. However, Adequan Canine is generally considered safe for dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes.

Are There Any Age Restrictions for Using Adequan Canine on Dogs?
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Adequan Canine can be administered to canines of any age without risk, as there are no age limits on its use. Adequan Canine is often used in older dogs suffering from age-related joint pain and stiffness and younger dogs with developmental orthopedic illnesses or joint traumas.

Can Adequan Canine Be Used on Pregnant or Nursing Dogs?
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While Adequan Canine is generally considered safe for dogs, the medication has not been specifically studied in pregnant or nursing dogs. Therefore, it is generally recommended that Adequan Canine be used with caution in these populations and only under the guidance of a veterinarian. If a pregnant or nursing dog requires treatment for osteoarthritis or another joint condition, other treatment options may be safer for use during pregnancy or lactation.

How Is Adequan Canine Administered to Dogs?
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The recommended dose of Adequan Canine is 2 mg/lb body weight (.02 mL/lb or 1 mL per 50 lb), administered by intramuscular injection only. This dose is typically given twice weekly for up to four weeks, for a maximum of eight injections.

Can Adequan Canine Be Used to Treat Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs?
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Yes, Adequan Canine can be used to treat elbow dysplasia in dogs. Elbow dysplasia is a complex and often progressive condition that can cause pain, lameness, and decreased range of motion in the affected joint. Adequan Canine is a medication that can help manage the pain and inflammation associated with elbow dysplasia and may help slow the progression of the condition. Adequan Canine targets the underlying inflammation and degradation of joint cartilage that can occur in conditions like elbow dysplasia.

Can Adequan Canine Be Used to Treat Spinal Injuries in Dogs?
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Adequan Canine is not specifically indicated for treating spinal injuries in dogs. While the medication can manage pain and inflammation associated with certain musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis and hip dysplasia, its use for spinal injuries would be off-label.

Can Adequan Canine Be Used to Treat Soft Tissue Injuries in Dogs?
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No, dogs with soft tissue injuries cannot be treated with Adequan Canine. It can be used to treat pain and swelling brought on by specific musculoskeletal problems. However, treating soft tissue injuries requires thorough assessment and supervision by a veterinarian.

Can Adequan Canine Be Used With Other Arthritis Medications in Dogs?
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Yes, Adequan Canine can be combined with other arthritis medications in dogs. It is often used as part of a multimodal approach to managing arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions in dogs. Other medications commonly used to manage arthritis in dogs include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs (DMOADs). These medications work by different mechanisms and may have different side effects and risks, depending on the individual dog and its underlying health status. Your veterinarian can help determine the most appropriate combination of medications and therapies for your dog's specific condition, considering their health status, medical history, and other factors.

Can Adequan Canine Be Used in Conjunction With Physical Therapy for Dogs?
Answer

Yes, Adequan Canine can be used in conjunction with physical therapy for dogs. In fact, physical therapy and rehabilitation are often recommended as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for dogs with musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other joint or soft tissue injuries. Depending on your dog's specific requirements and health, several forms of physical treatment may be advised. These methods may include exercises, massage, hydrotherapy, and others.

Can Arthritis Be Prevented in Dogs?
Answer

Arthritis cannot be completely prevented in dogs, but several things can be done to help reduce the risk or delay the onset of the condition. These include maintaining a healthy body weight through diet and exercise, providing regular exercise appropriate for the dog's age and physical condition, adding joint supplements to their diet, taking steps to prevent injuries, and regular veterinary check-ups to identify and treat underlying conditions that can contribute to arthritis.

Each mL contains: 100 mg PSGAG, 0.9% v/v benzyl alcohol as a preservative and Water for Injection q.s. to 1 ML. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid added when necessary to adjust pH.

Side effects rarely occur following an intramuscular injection, but stop use and alert your veterinarian if you sense your dog is having an allergic reaction to the medicine (symptoms include facial swelling, intense scratching, bleeding from the nose, blood in stools and more).

Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

Adequan Canine should be administered two times a week for four weeks. This medicine is injected intramuscularly to ensure it reaches the critical parts of the joint. It goes to work in the joint in about two hours and stays in the joint for about three days. You should see signs of improvement within four weeks.

Store in a cool, dry place.

Adequan Canine is manufactured by American Regent Animal Health
Option UPC/SKU
100 mg/mL 2 x 5mL Vials 310797975024

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works for my dog
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Has helped my senior pup regain mobility and move with less pain. So happy to have this option.

Jennifer recommends this item.
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Adequan changed our babies lives Labradors and American Bulldog
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I wish we knew about this helpful medicine a long time ago. Very helpful medicine! Watch your fur babies thrive!

Trish recommends this item.
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Adequan injectable
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The price was very reasonable

Tracy Rettberg recommends this item.
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Great product
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Adequan injections has made life easier on my Shephard mix.

Sheila recommends this item.
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Great Medicine!!
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This medicine has made my Wilson,a Bischon, that had damage to his rotator cuff,now a Happy 14 year old puppy again!!!

Kathleen Rogers recommends this item.
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Works so well
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Our senior Puggle Cody has had arthritis in his hips for a couple years. It was starting to really affect his mobility and quality of life until we added these injections to his treatment. Not gonna say he is a puppy again but more playful and energetic. Has resumed jumping up on the couch and playing. Highly recommend

Jimmy recommends this item.
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Very helpful
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My dog tore both her back Acls and the vet recommended she takes these shots once a month to help her joints and keep arthritis at bay. It seems to be helping her she still zooms around as if nothing ever happened.

Rachelle recommends this item.
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Does help
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My dog had torn both her acls and takes this to help her joints move well and slow down any arthritis. It seems to help her.

Rachelle recommends this item.
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Helps my dog with hip dysplasia!
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I have a beagle with very severe hip dysplasia and Adequan helps with regenerating the tissue. This, along with some other protocols we follow has helped him tremendously. Since I get the willies having to give him the shot myself, I go to the vet to have it done once a month. That's the only issue for me. Otherwise, a very helpful product.

Marilynn Jacobs recommends this item.
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Works great for dog arthritis
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I have had two dogs on this medication for dog arthritis. It works great.

Tiffany M recommends this item.
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Injections work great
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Two torn ccl and the medication helped!!

Nancy Knight recommends this item.
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Great medication for arthritis
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Works really well for dog arthritis. I have used it with two dogs with great success.

Tiffany M recommends this item.
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Good stuff
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My dog is doing much better since starting on adaquan

Tabitha Rice recommends this item.
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Good product and great service
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Product was quality, it was shipped on time, and gave me reminders to refill!

Megan recommends this item.
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Much less expensive same product
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The pricing on this is a fraction of what a vet charges. I was going to have to pass on $85 a shot to try this medication for my old girl with arthritis. At the deal cost I got almost 7 shots out of the two pack for just a little more money! The only downside is not getting the needles with the medication. Will have to run to the drugstore to try and find them.

Shultzl recommends this item.
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Helps an old dog
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Helps my old dog get around.

Riley recommends this item.
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Alaskan Malamute
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Best thing in the world for hip displatia! He was 2 years old in great pain, I took him to a vet in Franklin, In. He recommended the Adequin instead of a $5000.00 dollar surgery until he gets older! He is 3 years old and you would not even know he has hip displatia!!!! Great product!!!

Dennis Hemingway recommends this item.
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Excellent for Restoring Mobility
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After just a month, my dog Zeus is already walking so much better! He's a 10-year old German Shepherd and suffers from arthritis in his hips. He used to semi-drag his hind legs when he walked and now he doesn't. He's also in much better spirits. Highly recommend Adecuan

Alina L recommends this item.
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Wonderful for our 14 y.o. Golden Retreiver
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We tried many things for Aslan's arthritis and this product blows everything else out of the water. I'm sad we didn't try it before we did. He's been on it about two years and he really regained mobility and quality of life.

Carissa B. recommends this item.
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Seems to help but still on the fence
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An avid hiker, runner and walker, my 12 year old Dalmatian mix could easily go for hours tiring me out. I noticed him suddenly limping. Dose 2x weekly for 4 weeks per vet rec. Seemed to help for a month. His hips sometimes splaying and only goes for a few blocks on some days. The dr. now recommends bi-weekly shots. Will see if that helps. Doing the shots myself is much less than $65 the doc wanted to charge each time. Combine that with dasuquin chews, omega capsules, etc. to keep him healthy. Do wish the site sold individual needles at the quantity I need as I have to get those elsewhere.

Sam recommends this item.
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Great product
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My dog has bilateral grade 5 luxating patellas. This medication has made a huge difference in his quality of life.

Dawn recommends this item.
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Not for my dogs
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I have two 11-year-old German Shepherd/Labrador mix dogs. They both went through the four week initial session of this, eight shots and I didnโ€™t see results in either dog. Both seemed to decline around the halfway mark, one dog couldnโ€™t even get up on the couch anymore. I completed the four weeks and then discontinued this for both of them. Hopefully it works for others but an expensive product and zero positive results for me.

Debra recommends this item.
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From not able to use its back legs to running like a 2 year old in 2 weeks!
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My dog back legs were continuosly shaking, he was dragging them and needed help to stand up, after the 2nd shot he regained control of his legs and after the fifth one in 2 and a half weeks he was runing like a young husky, well he is a husky but is 12 years old. I wish there was something similar for 70 year old humans!!!

Kilo recommends this item.
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We call it liquid gold but it's worth it!
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This is truly a wonderful product that you will see results from! It's fairly expensive, but well worth the investment in your furry family member

Ann recommends this item.
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Adequan for dog arthritis
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On recommendation from my Vet, this product has made a huge difference in my elderly dog's mobility from arthritis. It is easy to administer at home as it is subcutaneous. I give it under the "scruff" of the neck.

Michael recommends this item.
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It is a merical drug
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Our husky use severe hip arthritis bilaterally. She had Adequan injection for two years. The treatment released her pain and kept her active. It worked very well fir us!

Ryan recommends this item.
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moving better
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Thanks, I'm taking longer walks and moving so much better now. It really helped my arthritis!

Brandy recommends this item.
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adequan
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same as I got from my vet and I didn't have to go out of my way to pick it up, it was shipped to my house

steve recommends this item.
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Not a Miracle but still a very good product.
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Adequan is touted as a miracle cure...well for me it is not! Adequan is still a very good product. It has helped my Mia greatly. She may not run around like a puppy, but she has some decent relief and can enjoy the remaining part of her life in relative comfort. Might I suggest a DIY approach. The shots are relatively easy to give and you will save a good sum of money.

Steve G recommends this item.
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Works, but needs to come in smaller doses
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My 55 lb dog takes 1/4 of a pill. Small dogs must just get a sniff....

Alison recommends this item.
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