BY CONTROLLING THE SIGNS OF CANINE ARTHRITIS, YOU CAN HELP YOUR DOG TO FEEL BETTER AND BE MORE ACTIVE.
While certain breeds are predisposed to canine arthritis — especially breeds with a history of hip and elbow dysplasia — canine arthritis is common among all kinds of dogs and is the most common cause of chronic pain. There are certain risk factors that can cause and aggravate canine arthritis, including traumatic injuries, genetic defects, obesity and age. While canine arthritis is often seen as a disease affecting older dogs, it does affect younger dogs as well.
Canine arthritis is characterized by the degeneration of cartilage, which can cause painful bone-on-bone contact. Joints become inflamed and swell, causing pain and discomfort which can slow them down.
A drug we are using with much success is Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan).
Adequan® Canine is the only FDA-approved, injectable, disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) for dogs in the US that inhibits enzymes that break down cartilage, so joint damage is reduced. Treatment with Adequan® Canine travels to the joint quickly. It helps control the signs of osteoarthritis in your dog’s joints. It is injected into the muscle to ensure it reaches the critical parts of the joint. Using this drug, along with other therapies can get help Fido get his step back.