Is your dog suffering from arthritis due to old age? One of the most common problem in older dogs is arthritis. As your dog ages, the joints undergo a simple concept of “wear and tear”.
The bones become stiff and it causes an excruciating pain to dogs. What are the treatment options for dogs with arthritis?
Dogs with severe arthritis can undergo total hip replacement surgery. In a new discovery in Edinburgh, anti-arthritic medications in dogs can be assessed through the use of GPS technology that are attached to their collars.
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This is a great way to monitor the movements of dogs and their response to treatment. Inexpensive ways to manage dog arthritis are weight management and exercise.
So-called “nutraceuticals” can also help: these are food ingredients that claim to have a pharmaceutical effect. You can buy special prescription-only diets that are ultra-high in fish oils and other ingredients like green-lipped mussels.
And a daily dose of a double-combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate has been widely used in humans as well as animals. Some cases respond well to these products, and others less well: there’s debate in the world of science about their efficacy.
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