11/15/2011

Veterinarian Michael Watts warns owners that over-the-counter pain medications can be deadly for pets and they shouldn't be used in cats and if used in dogs, dosage should be directed by a veterinarian and used only in the short term. Long-term management of arthritis begins with a veterinarian's exam, writes Dr. Watts, to rule out other, non-arthritis causes, of joint pain and lameness.

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