A: Common signs are difficulty standing up and laying back down, can’t jump on furniture anymore, hard to go upstairs, crossing legs in the back, wobbly or shaky when standing, not wanting to run and play as much. Very common in older dogs, especially big dogs. There are good arthritis medicines made for dogs…as well as joint supplements. See your vet as soon as possible to help make your dog comfortable in his old age.
Q: What do the vets do for arthritis for dogs?
I want to get my dog arthritis medicine, but I don’t want to give him baby tyonel I rather spend the money make sure he has the right stuff, but can someone tell me the process? I heard they draw blood?
A: mine was put on a pain med for his…only had one dog that got arthritis that was a golden retriever..my vet never drew any blood..
Q: Is there a good natural medication for arthritis in dogs?
My dog has arthritis – is there a good natural medication I can give him?
A: If the vet has diagnosed your dog with arthritis, the vet would have told you what level of pain control your dog needs. If he’s in real pain there are no “natural” medications that are going to help him, you need to get him whatever the vet prescribed.
Q: How can I help with my dogs arthritis?
I have a Yorkie/mix terrier who is 10 years old. He has started to suffer arthritis in one back leg. Is their anything in herbs,food, doggy vits to help him? and do you have any advice on how to deal with arthritis
Thanks everyone for all your advice, all great answers!
A: you can get something called cosequin from your vet, it is a supplement with glucosamine chondroition. it might take a few weeks of use to see a good effect but it seems to help. you might also ask your vet about using anti-inflammatories occasionally for bad flare ups. the other thing you can try is water therapy… this is time consuming, but gives some relieve and some people say it helps a lot….. fill your tub with warm water, just enough so that your dogs feet can NOT touch the bottom of the tub- only when supervised put him in the tub to swim, swimming doesn’t put any pressure on the joints, but gets them moving and in theory helps keep them from feeling as stiff. if you have to you can hold your dog around the rib cage, and hold him so that his feet don’t touch the bottom of the tub and let him swim. you can do that for 5 to 10 minutes (or more if he enjoys it). this can be done twice daily or once daily…. or even just as needed whatever will work with your schedule.
***do not use any people medications on your dog, some of the medications like aspirin, tylenol and ibuprofen can cause liver damage and clotting problems. discuss with your vet safer options***
Q: How can I ease my dogs arthritis without Rx medication?
I have a 9 year old Rottweiler (named Belle) who is having some trouble with arthritis. She is becoming more stiff as the nights get colder, I’m doing what I can for her. I let her sleep on my bed, and on the couch when she’s in the living room. I am also giving her Bayer Asprin (I asked my vet about the appropriate dose), but she is still limping a bit through out the day. Is there anything else I can do the ease her arhritis pain without having to put her on a perscription medication?
A: I have a 9 yr old pug/boxer cross that also has arthritis problems. We give him glucosamine with chondroitin and aspirin once a day and it helps immensely. After the first couple doses he was right back to playing and was much happier. He has always had wet food mixed with his dry food so it was easy to hide it. We just got the glucosamine gel-caps that we could pull apart and mixed the powder from one pill as well as half an aspirin dissolved in water with his wet food.
Q: does any one know any homeopathic remedies for my dogs arthritis?
my dog is 11years old and this winter ive noticed hes starting to struggle a little when he gets up, then when he does get up he limps for few minutes, looks like his right front leg is in pain. ive looked and looked and watched im pretty sure its arthritis, also seems when its warmer out he has his spring back in his step. but i need maybe some home recipes that i can make to help him aleviate his pain
my dog is a springer spaniel if that helps at all
A: There is a great supplement that I heartily recommend.
I will post a link:
I give this to my 12 and 9 year olds: http://www.springtimeinc.com/product/94/2
If you read the testimonials, they are genuine.
Q: what are the simtums of arthritis for dogs?
I don’t know if my dog has it. but yesterday was extreamly cold. and he was acting fine until it got later in the day and the little mentaly ill girl in our neighborhood stopped by as always to say hi to my dog and to play with him. suddenly out of the blue he starts growling at he and showing his teeth. He emedatly stoped as soon as i shouted his name. but i wanted to know does he have arthritis? cuz when the colder weather kicked in so did his attitude to her. and could you plez tell me the simtums of it to? thank you for anyone that can help me out.
A: The symptoms of arthritis in dogs is the same as in humans.
In cold damp weather they stiffen up in general and their joints start to swell and get stiff.
If your dog walks as if it is in pain and is slow to move and bend–those are good indicators.
Yes they will get snappy and it is best to give them some respect.
Don’t over-handle them:it is painful for them.
How old is he?
If he is 10+ years old he almost surely has it.
Ask a vet or look it up as to whether you can give it baby aspirin.Call a vet and see if they have some meds for it.
Some vet meds are affordable to most folks.
If it is something like aspirin or ibuprofin,it should not cost very much.
Q: arthritis care for dogs other than rimadyl?
8 yo lab with arthritis. on rimadyl for 6-7 weeks. slight change. thinking of trying drs. fosters and smith joint care supplement. any thoughts on dogs with arthritis and managing it so they can take daily walks again? she can only make it 5 houses on the street and then turn around becasue her hind leg are stiff by that point.
A: Rimadyl does not kill dogs when used properly, but it is not good for those with liver issues, and over time, can CAUSE liver issues. It is also dangerous if it is overdosed and requires hospitalization.
There are other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs you can get from your vet. There are literally dozens of them that are used for minor joint pain. Using aspirin long term is not usually recommended because it can cause anemia in some patients. Human meds like Tylenol are almost never recommended because they can cause toxicity issues in pets.
There are supplements that can be used. You have to keep in mind that there are pain relievers, and drugs that attempt to keep joints lubricated. You cannot buy pain relievers unless you go to a vet, but things like glucosamine and cosequin or even shark cartilage are used to supprt joints and keep them lubricated. This can assist in pain relief because the joints are healthier, but if your dog is in enough pain where he refuses to get up, then an NSAID might be better. Ask your vet what is the best option. He may tell you to use a supplement and keep an NSAID around just in case your pet is in pain, but does not need it every day.
Q: Anyone know a good treatment for arthritis in dogs?
Our 13-year-old Husky has had arthritis for awhile now. We don’t leave him outside in the cold anymore (he used to love it), and he doesn’t like cushiony dog beds (he overheats). Any supplements? We use one aspirin, a couple times a week, right now, but that doesn’t do much. (The vet recommended it).
A: Glucosomine/chrondroitin given by weight so ask vet.Aspirin can be given 2-3 times daily but only for 3 days straight so save them for when you know he’s really in alot of pain.Swimming daily is perfect exercise but not often do-able for alot of folks.
I bought my dog a cattle trough and put a pool filter on it.Then we made steps so he could walk in instead of jumping.
And lastly exercise,exercise,exercise!
I know it sounds terrible but it’s really not.
I also have arthritis in both feet and ankles .When I’m hurting I know my dog is too. He and I started walking daily in the park.Started slow letting him set the pace and resting whenever he felt like it for 45 minutes on flat ground.Found out round trip we took daily was a mile and a half.When the weather got nicer we upped our walk to an hour then an hour an a half which takes us exactly 3 miles now we’re working our way up to 5 miles.He also goes swimming after his walk then lays down and sleeps 2-4 hours.Then we’re outside playing ball for 30 minutes or so at least twice before the day ends.Exercise is hard at first but as joints loosen up if they miss a day they get stiff again and you’re right back to square one.
A heating pad held on affected areas for 10 minutes or so seems to help and give him massages at least 15 minutes 2-3 times a day.
Q: Arthritis in dogs and what can you do to help relieve it?
We have a black lab/pit mix who is 11 yrs old, recently she has been limping favoring her right leg. The vet we went to said she had arthritis in her shoulder and joints. Dog is on pain meds/ inflammation reducer. We are just wondering if there is a better cure for her
Take a look at this website and also see the natural remedies and diet information.Anything is worth a try to releive your dog of pain but the meds should be doing the job.
Hope shes not in too much pain.
Good luck =]
Q: Is there arthritis medicine for dogs?
My dog is young but she will have arthritis due to serious knee surgeries i need something to give her now to help with the progression. Does anyone know of anything?
She has taken rimadyl before it scares me to give it to her because of the posssible side effects like liver and kidney damage, She is only 3 years old so I dont want to give her anything to harsh on her body just something to slow progression if possible.
You can start with glucosamine, but if that doesn’t do the trick talk to your vet about Metacam or Rimadyl.
Q: can i reduce my dogs suffering of arthritis?
i heard smoking weed with ur dog, helps with him relax, and takes pain away from his joints or helps with arthritis?
is this true?
and will it make my dog freak out or anything?
i heard smoking weed with ur dog, helps with him relaxing, and takes pain away from his joints or helps with arthritis?
is this true?
and will it make my dog freak out or anything?
A: Whoever told you that is as full of crap as you are. If you actually have a dog that’s managed to make it to the age of 10, it needs to go to the vet for a check up and pain meds.
Q: What are good remedies for arthritis in dogs?
My dog Sherman is almost 10 and has been having a lot of trouble getting up and down the stairs. Just recently it’s gotten worse, I think because of the cold weather, and now he usually needs help to get up stairs. I don’t mind helping him along, but I think he feels it to be a burden and he’s been feeling kind of depressed lately. It sounds kind of wacky but it’s true. I’m just looking to have him feeling better so he can be back to his old self.
A: I had a great dog that was recently put out of her misery due to hip dysplasia and arthritis. I had a great vet though, that helped me prolong her life until she just couldn’t move anymore. She had put my dog on a mixture of arthritis medication, glucosamine and regular aspirin. She also recommended me putting a heating pad under her bed so her joints wouldn’t be so stiff in the mornings. It worked out well for my dog but for you and your dogs best interest talk to a vet first to see what they recommend.
Q: Is Bengay pain relieving cream safe to use on dogs with arthritis?
My dog, hes 9 years old, he has really bad arthritis. He’s been doing good but lately his back right paw is so bad he can’t even walk. I don’t want to resort to getting him put down just yet because he’s gotten better before but it hasn’t really been this bad. Does anyone know if it’s safe to use Bengay on his leg? I would definitely sit with him and make sure he doesn’t lick it…but is it safe?
A: Please don’t. Whether he licks it or not, it will absorb through his skin. There are lots of wonderful medications made especially for dogs with this problem. They are not costly. At 9, your dog still has some good years left. Take him to the vet and get him some meds!
Q: What is the best product for my dogs arthritis?
A: Where do you live?
or Osteocare biscuits are fantastic.
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