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Q. My dog has been slipping and falling just standing on regular flooring and he seems like his hips are hurting him was wondering if I can give him meds

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. You can help potential arthritis with joint supplements. I find that Dasuquin and Nutrimaxx work well. However with osteoarthritis It has been researched that a multi-drug approach gives the maximum results:

1) Joint supplement: containing chondroitin, glucosamine and MSM combination.

2) Adequan injections- done by your vet once a week for 6 treatments (can be costly but very effective)

3) Omega 3 fatty acids- anti-inflammatory effects

Granted we are assuming that this is just arthritis and not a severe hip dysplasia or something else. X-rays of the hips can confirm a primary arthritis problem.


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