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Ask the Vet About Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

Arthritis
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Ask the Vet About What Causes Arthritis in Dogs and Cats?
MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Feb 14, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Joints

Question:What would be good for a 8 year old lab for her joints ...she also has had knee surgery 5 years ago

Answer:There are so many treatment options, I will attach our article detailing many of these but the article was written a couple years ago and there are even more, so contact your veterinarian to see what might be right for your dog. Here is a link to many over-the-counter and prescription options: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/cats-dogs-arthritis-treatment-2.htm

Date: Feb 2, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Pain

Question:What should I give my pug for the pain in his hips. I can tell towards evening its hurts to walk.

Answer:There are so many treatment options, I will attach our article detailing many of these but the article was written a couple years ago and there are even more, so contact your veterinarian to see what might be right for your dog. Here is a link to many over-the-counter and prescription options: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/cats-dogs-arthritis-treatment-2.htm

Date: Jan 25, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Galliprant and adequan 100mg

Question:Hi Im a desperate, sad , stressful because my dog is on that two meds for two months and not work hi is in pain and limping , he is in a supplement of glocosamin very high dose too . Im not is not reversible but I was hope the meds going to work , his vet said is not any strong meds in the market, do you think this is it for him? Is not more alternative? I will continue whit the same meds knowing it is not working? Please tell me something he is everything I have know . He is at 8 years old Rottweiler we have him when he was 3 months old and he is having the more happy life dogs can have , but I can not see him like this. Thanks Julia

Answer:I would need to know what is actually wrong with him to make specific recommendations and see his x-rays (torn cruciate ligament, vs hip dysplasia, etc etc ). You can always ask for a referral to an orthopedic specialist who may recommend surgery, laser therapy, other medications, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, etc. So yes, there is probably something else that may help him.

Date: Jan 24, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Poor old bones...

Question:My 9 yo English Bulldog seems like she is still and sore a lot. Is there a joint medication that I can get for her? She is 73lbs.

Answer:There are so many treatment options, I will attach our article detailing many of these but the article was written a couple years ago and there are even more, so contact your veterinarian to see what might be right for your dog - prescription medication will alleviate the pain better. Here is a link to many over-the-counter and prescription options: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/cats-dogs-arthritis-treatment-2.htm

Date: Jan 23, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Medication

Question:My Chocolate Lab, Cocoa has been taking Novox 100mg for years. It does not seem to give the same result as in the past, perhaps her arthritis is worse. Is there another medication that you would recommend in lieu of the Novox. Thank you.

Answer:Novox is probably one of the best NSAIDs so I would continue using it but adding some other medication/treatment may be necessary. It really depends on her actual underlying issue for choosing what's best for her though so your veterinarian is the best one to ask - they will know about what is available in your area as well as far as cold laser treatments, acupuncture, physical or hydrotherapy, etc etc.

Date: Jan 19, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: pain

Question:During the day our dog seems to walk and run and get around pretty good, but when he falls to sleep he will wake up screaming with pain until you lift him up. Could this be from the joints seizing up while he sleeps or possibily be from another cause?

Answer:Waking up "screaming with pain" is so unusual that you really should get that on video on your phone and take it to your veterinarian and have them do a good orthopedic exam on him.

Date: Jan 9, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Limp in rear leg

Question:My dog has a slight limb in her rear that is reoccurring with her jumps. She is 9.5 years old and is a Sheltie. Her vet gave us 0.25mg Carprofen and 100mg Gabapentin which is almost gone. She also been on Cosequin DS for over a year. Any recommendations ??

Answer:It depends a little on why she is limping (torn cruciste, luxating patella, hip dysplasia, etc.) and what is available in your area but there are many other options nowadays: cold laser therapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, etc.) so consult your veterinarian for the best advice.

Date: Jan 8, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Temaril p

Question:Hi my name is Jennifer me n my husband have 2dogs sadie lynn & puck our boy puck is old hes 14 hes on 2 meds right now temaril p and cipro we were told he needed it now we ran out of his temaril p i have ordered it but its been a day and will prob take 2 more days 2 get here in mail . is this hurtful 2 him?

Answer:Your veterinarian that prescribed it is the best one to ask - I don't know why he's on it, how much he weighs, what dosage he is on, etc etc.

Date: Jan 3, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Spinal issue

Question:Can a dog take previcox if he is on novox. & methocarbamal

Answer:No, don't give previcox and novox at the same time - they are both NSAIDs and shouldn't be given together.

Date: Jan 1, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: meds

Question:is it ok to give my 12 yr old dog gabapentin and hycodan at night before bed

Answer:Gabapentin yes. It would depend on why you are giving the hycodan, but probably not - we don't use that much in dogs, especially at his age.

Date: Jan 1, 2020
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Hips

Question:My dog has been limping for the pasted 2 months. I took him to vet and she put him on pain meds for 2 weeks. He is still limping. How do I know if it's arthritis?

Answer:An x-ray

Date: Dec 28, 2019
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Hip displacement

Question:My brothers 130 pound American Bully has hip displacement in the right hip joint. The vet recommended hip replacement surgery but he is only 3 years old. We immediately put him on Glucocemene and the effects were great for a a few months, but it has come back worse. Is there any other treatment, chiropractic maybe that could help?

Answer:I would need to examine him and look at his radiographs (x-rays) to really be able to help you. There are MANY treatment options available all based on severity. Here is a link to our article about treatments for hip dysplasia: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/hip-dysplasia-treatment-dogs-2.htm

Date: Dec 10, 2019
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Arthritis and meds

Question:Hi, I have a 9 year old black lab that just had ACL surgery. She's doing very well. It's been about 2 months since surgery. She weights about 90 lbs. She's lost about 10 lbs and has about 10lbs more to lose. She has Arthritis in her hips but is still pretty active. She's on Galiprant now. Can she be on that forever? Is there anything else I could do or give her to help with her arthritis? Her only complaint I can see is that she has slowed down a bit but still runs around and goes up and down our stairs. I'm just afraid it will get worse. Sue Lock

Answer:She's on Galiprant now. Can she be on that forever? Yes, as long as her blood work rechecks stay normal. Is there anything else I could do or give her to help with her arthritis? Yes - the weight loss is most important, but then ask your veterinarian if starting her on supplements like omega 3 fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM might be right for her. Also ask about cold laser therapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapy to see which if these is available in your area and might be right for her.

Date: Dec 2, 2019
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Arthritis Pain relief for Dacshund

Question:My 12 year old 3 legged Dacshund has been having a lot of trouble walking. What do you recommend as a chewable for him. Ive heard about hemp oil and cbd. Please advise

Answer:There are so many treatment options, I will attach our article detailing many of these but the article was written a couple years ago and there are even more, so contact your veterinarian to see what might be right for your dog based on his specific diagnosis and what is available in your area. Here is a link to many over-the-counter and prescription options: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/cats-dogs-arthritis-treatment-2.htm

Date: Dec 2, 2019
Category: Arthritis
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: To know the medicine or supplements

Question:I have a Labrador it is 8 and half year old she is 35kg in weight she find problem in walking with her front right leg what we should do or give her

Answer:There are MANY causes of limping. So many that I will attach a link to our article about limping that lists many of them in the first paragraph and then goes on to recommend various over-the-counter and prescription medications, but see your veterinarian for a diagnosis if the limping continues: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/limping-in-dogs-and-cats-2.htm


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