Arthritis Treatment for Dogs
Arthritis in our canine friends can be easily managed with anti-inflammatories.
What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?
Less enthusiastic about going on walks, difficulty getting up and down, limping, and restlessness can all be signs of arthritis. If you feel that your dog is uncomfortable, it’s always best to have them be seen by a vet to determine the root cause.
What causes arthritis in dogs?
The three most common causes of arthritis in dogs are age-related cartilage damage, poor joint confirmation, or a joint injury.
What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?
Most patients can be comfortably managed with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories), diet, and nutritional supplements. All options can be discussed with your veterinarian.
Can I give my dog Aspirin?
We ask that you do NOT give them human medications. They can lead to serious side effects, such as GI ulceration and liver disease. As a team, we can help you find a solution to help manage your dog’s arthritis.