Treating canine osteoarthritis needs a multifaceted approach

08/24/2013 | Record (Hackensack, N.J.), The

Veterinarian Art Fettig explains that osteoarthritis can occur in small and large dogs, and managing the pain requires a balanced approach that addresses several aspects of the dog's health and lifestyle. Dr. Fettig recommends attaining a healthy weight for all pets but especially those with osteoarthritis, switching to low-impact exercise, using chondroprotective agents and addressing pain with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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