Arthritis and Joint Pain Treatment For Dogs: Glucosamine Supplements

It’s a sad fact that dogs who suffer with deterioration of their joint cartilage, need life-long treatment. The good news is that a lot can be done to relieve the painful symptoms and to help prevent further damage. Treatment plans vary depending on the severity of the joint damage. However most dogs can lead full…

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Arthritis and Joint Pain Treatment For Dogs: Medication & Surgery

Medication There are a wide variety of medicines available to veterinarians. Their main purpose is to reduce inflammation and manage pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications like Rimadyl, Deramaxx and Metacam can help to maintain a dog’s quality of life. They have a bad reputation because they can have serious side effects, but in prescribing them…

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Arthritis and Joint Pain Treatment For Dogs: Physical Therapy

Many large veterinary practices employ certified rehabilitationists, who deliver an almost bewildering range of therapies for dogs who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons of the body. Discuss these scientifically based programs with your veterinarian to see which may benefit your dog. Acupuncture In veterinary acupuncture, hair-thin needles are…

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How Painful is Your Home For A Dog With Joint Pain?

A home can become a painful place for a dog suffering from osteoarthritis and joint pain. How To Make Your Home More Comfortable Even fully fit dogs struggle to get traction on wooden, tiled and vinyl floors. With weak, stiff joints every slip is painful and you may notice they become reluctant to enter a…

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Exercise For Dogs With Arthritis and Joint Pain

Controlling a dog’s weight is most important factor in treating joint problems. Overweight dogs suffer from joint problems at an earlier age. Their extra weight increases the stress on their joints, accelerating their decline and causing more intense pain. The Other Crucial Factor Is Exercise. Dogs are born to be active. Their ancestor’s roamed large…

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