Dog arthritis involves joint inflammation. This inflammation reduce mobility and results in pain. Although dog arthritis pain relief medications can be used to treat pain directly, the real results come when you can use anti-inflammatory dog arthritis medication to reduce joint swelling over the long term.
Dog arthritis pain relief medication is not to be confused with other dog arthritis medications including anti-inflammatories or neutraceuticals.
Drugs made for dogs are your best choice but, in an emergency, when you cannot reach your vet, human drugs are better than none. You should always contact your vet before you give these drugs.
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If you see any of these symptoms of dog arthritis, don’t let your dog suffer needlessly. Get him to the vet immediately so he can get the treatment he deserves.
Dogs, like people, tend to get less exercise as they grow older. Unfortunately, older dogs are also more susceptible to getting dog arthritis. That’s why it is so important for you to help your dog get all the exercise they need.
When you control your dog’s weight, you help to reduce the pain and swelling associated with dog arthritis. Just like with humans, the key to controlling weight is diet and exercise. But this formula doesn’t work with all dogs, so there’s a natural tendency to look for a magic solution.
There are a number of glucosamine products used to treat humans with arthritis. Some brands, such as Synflex are used by both humans and dogs. If you can find a glucosamine product that’s marketed to humans, and it contains the same ingredients as the glucosamine product you are considering for your dog, there’s no harm in buying it. But be aware that there may not be any clinical studies available indicating that the product can be successfully used to treat dog arthritis.
If you’re not sure how to perform dog arthritis massage therapy, ask your vet to show you or to introduce you to an animal massage therapist. That way you can learn how to develop a routine and how to perform the basic massage strokes.
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