Pet Medications to Help Your Pet’s Joint Problems
|Joint problems are very common in dogs and cats. There can be a wide variety of causes from genetic malformations, traumatic injuries, infectious causes, to degenerative and immune mediated joint diseases. Veterinarians often manage joint problems in pets through a combination of prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as Rimadyl, Deramaxx or Previcox, as well as other types of pain medications such as prescription Tramadol.|
There are many other additional supplements you can add to help lessen symptoms and pain associated with joint disease in our pets. Omega 3 fatty acid supplements such as Be Well, Missing Link or Nordic Naturals can reduce inflammation and help restore joint function long term. Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements such as Super Joint Enhancer and the Glyco-Flex products can also help lubricate and restore joint function. Natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatories such as Proanthozone and Yucca Intensive can also help reduce pain and inflammation. In addition, holistic treatment options such as homeopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture can also help painful arthritic pets.
Have you found a joint product to be especially helpful for your dog or cat? If you haven’t tried joint supplements on your pet, is it something you would consider using?