For Dogs and Cats: Under 10lbs - 1/2 - 1 capsule daily 10lbs to 24lbs - 2 capsules daily (1 in the morning & 1 in the evening) Cosequin DS (double strength) is recommended for larger dogs (over 25 lbs). Cosequin is also available in flavored sprinkle capsules for cats. The recommended initial administration period is four to six weeks. Your dog may respond in a shorter period of time. At this time you can decrease the number of Cosequin capsules to the maintenance level. The capsules can be pulled apart and the contents sprinkled on the pet's food. Wet or moist food is preferred to ensure that the pet gets the entire amount.