Major Uses

Chondroitin Sulphate is most commonly used to help with mobility and joint cartilage function in dogs and cats. Chondroitin Sulphate is used to treat animals suffering from conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other forms of joint disease or injury. Chondroitin Sulphate helps to provide nutrients for cartilage repair and function.

Common Precautions

Side effects of Chondroitin Sulphate are rare but may include gastrointestinal upset.

Chondroitin Sulphate should not be administered in animals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to the drug. Emergency veterinary care should be sought if an animal experiences any unusual symptoms.


Chondroitin Sulphate chewable tablets and capsules should be stored in a tight container at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.


Chondroitin Sulphate is available in the following forms:

Chewable tablets and sprinkle capsules containing 250mg glucosamine and 200mg chondroitin

Chewable tablets and sprinkle capsules containing 500mg glucosamine and 500mh chondroitin

Sprinkle capsules for cats containing 125mg glucosamine and 100mg chondroitin

A typical dose range for Chondroitin Sulphate in dogs and cats 10-25 pounds is .5-2 capsules every 12-24 hours. Dose may vary in different species, when the drug is given by a different route or concurrently with other medications, and with regards to a patient's age, breed, and health status. A veterinarian's dosing instructions and/or those printed on the medication label should be followed closely.

If a dose is missed, it should be administered as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the subsequent dose, the missed dose should be skipped and the regular administration schedule resumed. Two doses of Chondroitin Sulphate should not be administered at the same time.

This information is for general reference only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition of your pet. It's intended as a general reference, this information may not include all possible uses, precautions, directions, reactions (including allergic), drug interactions, or withdrawal times. Always consult your local veterinarian and have your pet examined for any advice concerning the diagnosis and treatment of your pet, including which products and doses are most appropriate. Any trademarks are the property of their respective owners. VetDepot is not a pharmacy. All prescription products are dispensed by our Pharmacy Partner. Article last updated 2/2014.