Q. Is there anything i can give my dog, that I can buy over the counter, for an anti-inflammatory?

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A. If you are talking about something for pain like arthritis the answer is no, not really. There are specific NSAIDs for dogs and they are prescription only. NEVER give a dog tylenol or ibprofen. Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can be bought over the counter and can be very helpful. However i reccomend going to your vet for an exam as there are many treatments available. There is the afor mentioned canine NSAIDs ( which willrequire initial bloodwork along with monitoring liver and kidney values through bloodwork at yearly or bi yearly intervals if your dog stays on them long term. There are also options like cold laser therapy and acupuncture. When treating arthritis a multi modal approach is most effective, meaning using two or more of the treatments together.

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