Treatment with effective medications is key.
NSAIDs: Millions of dogs with arthritis have benefited from a class of pain medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. These medications help manage chronic pain and inflammation. Deramaxx® (deracoxib) is a canine NSAID that works effectively. It has been safely and successfully prescribed by many veterinarians.
Chondroprotectant: These products can slow the progress of damage in your dog's joints. Whether injected or given orally, these products may help improve your dog's ability to move easily and improve their level of comfort.
Adjunct Therapy: There are other modalities that may relieve your dog's pain. Your veterinarian can recommend the best ones to help maintain your dog’s quality of life.