Dog Arthritis Signs and Treatment
Joint pain, difficulty moving, and a lowered interest in daily activities are signs that your dog might have arthritis, or dogs osteoarthritis (OA).
OA in dogs is caused when a dogs joints are inflamed. Common painful areas are kneecaps, hips, shoulders, wrists, elbows, and neck.
There is no cure for arthritis in dogs, but can be helped with medication and light exercise.
Osteoarthritis in Dogs Treatment
There are many hip and joint supplements available to be added into your pet's diet to replace depleted nutrients due to arthritis, inadequate diet, poor absorption, trauma or aging. Supplements increase the health of the joint and reduce pain.
Carprive (carprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-?inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is available in both capsules and chewable tablets which provides joint aid to specifically reduce pain and inflammation. 25, 75, and 100 mgs are available with either 60 or 180 count bottles.
One of the best joint supplements for dogs, cosequin for dogs is available in capsules or chewable tablets. Joint medicine for dogs has been scientifically formulated to help support and maintain joint health for dogs. The ingredients in Cosequin work together to help support and protect the cartilage. Cosequin ds for dogs is also the #1 Veterinarian recommended joint health supplement brand.
GlycoFlex, available for different life stages, provides extra strength support for canine joint comfort, flexibility and mobility. GlycoFlex for dogs comes in many different sizes for chewable tablets.
Updated September 30, 2021