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Treatment

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Treatment for dog arthrosis focuses on these objectives:
  • Reducing pain and inflammation
  • Slowing the progression of the dog arthrosis
  • Facilitating the repair of damaged tissues
  • Improving or maintaining joint function

Although research is ongoing, osteoarthritis can’t be cured at present. The good news is that effective treatments are now available. These focus on reducing pain and inflammation, slowing the progression of the disease, facilitating the repair of damaged tissues and maintaining or improving joint function.

To provide comfort, and help restore an acceptable level of function to your dog with arthrosis, your veterinarian may recommend a combination of the following:

  • Weight control
  • Dietary change
  • Controlled exercise and physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs
  • Disease modifying agents