Monday, February 26, 2018

A Review of Nutramax Cosequin Soft Chews #ChewyInfluncer



This month's Chewy Influencer offerings included the Nutramax Cosequin Joint Health Soft Chews Cat Supplement.  If you have followed this blog for a while you know that I have had some issues with Muffin and arthritis. I have been giving her Cosequin capsules and while I have no problem pilling a cat, I don't like to do it if I do not have to as it is a very invasive thing. I can't imagine having someone walk up to me once or twice a day and shove something in my mouth without asking or my knowing what it is.

I didn't bother to look at the ingredient list when I requested it because Muffin doesn't have the issues with plant-based ingredients that Jack and Eli do, but when I got it home I looked it up and was pleased to see the ingredient list: Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Omega-3S, Fish Oil, Glycerin, Mixed Tocopherols, Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract, Silicon Dioxide, Starch, and Vegetable Oil. I was quite surprised to see that the 'starch' source was so low on the ingredient list (lower down than the natural flavoring means it has very little in it) and it depends on the other ingredients to form the soft-ish pellets that are the soft chews.


Muffin ate the first one no problem. She was quite hungry as I offered it before dinner. Jack and Fleurp wanted them too. Since Jack has issues with his bladder and glucosamine is good for the bladder, I didn't get too upset when he stole one from Muffin and truth be told I have been giving him his own now. She didn't like the second one I gave her and almost seemed to have trouble chewing on it. She does have a tooth that has been giving her some issues so I broke the next few up for her and she ate them up - as long as I made sure to give them to her right before mealtime.


I am very pleased with this product and will be buying more.  While I am not a fan of the ingredients that are lower down on the ingredient list they are less of a deterrent for me than having to force a pill down her throat.

9 comments:

  1. My human gives the the Cosequin capsules - she pours the powder into my dinner the night before we travel or go on a therapy visit. Although I love my adventures, she worries about me getting stressed, and having it affect my bladder. So it's sort of insurance.

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  2. I wish Benny would eat something like these but he is not crazy about soft treats at all.

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  3. I also used the capsules by dumping the powder into their food... these might be a good alternative though, especially if it would make it seem like a treat. I only have one cat left who is cystitis prone...

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  4. How interesting! I didn't know that glucosamine was good for the bladder!

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  5. oooh, good to know. I've been sprinkling this on Allie's food every morning - the capsules, straight up, not the chews. She's probably really like these. She needs them badly. She tried jumping from the counter to the kitchen island yesterday and did a HUGE faceplant (ouch). Marty said it was probably good for her to be aware of her limitations. But still. Ouch!

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  6. Wally needs a glucosomine supplement but I hate trying to pill him and he won't eat it if I mix it in his food. Maybe I'll give these a try though he's very finicky about treats.

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  7. Fleurp looks a bit crazed by them. :) Good to know these are out there and get the paw up

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  8. They do sound like a good alternative to a pill.

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