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medication for dogs is a priority for pet owners. One of the most significant problems for dogs is pain. Just like humans, dogs can experience various types of pain in different parts of their bodies. The most common issue leading to pain in dogs is arthritis. Pet owners are always looking for pain relief and arthritis treatment for their beloved dogs. Typically, after the age of 8, 80% of dogs suffer from arthritis and pain in various parts of their bodies. Therefore, responsible pet owners should consider purchasing pain relief and arthritis medication.

The Canine Dog Pharmacy, located in Kenya and Nairobi, offers the highest quality and cheapest pain relief and arthritis medication. To purchase these medications, you will need a prescription from a veterinarian.(dog food)

Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in dogs means that a dog’s joints are inflamed and painful, making it challenging for them to perform their daily activities. While arthritis is much less common in young dogs, most dogs develop this condition as they age. There is no definitive cure for arthritis, but there are medications and supplements available that can provide pain relief. It’s important to note that the specific type of arthritis and the appropriate medication for a particular dog should be determined and prescribed by a veterinarian.

Types of Arthritis in Dogs

  • Secondary Arthritis: This is the most common type of arthritis in dogs and can occur in dogs of any breed. It is typically the result of daily activities such as running, jumping, exercising, accidents, overweight, aging, or any action that causes wear and tear on the dog’s joints.
  • Primary Arthritis: This type of arthritis is entirely genetic and hereditary, depending on the dog’s genetics and breed.
  • Septic Arthritis: As the name suggests, this type of arthritis is caused by an infection. Sometimes, the infection attacks the joints through the bloodstream, leading to the condition known as septic arthritis. Infections can enter the bloodstream through insect bites and other pathways. Therefore, it is essential to always prevent infections in dogs.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: This type of arthritis is less common in dogs. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that due to a disruption in the dog’s immune system, the body’s cells attack the dog’s organs, including the joints. This leads to pain and inflammation in the dog’s joints.

Symptoms of Arthritis in Dogs 

Dogs are a vital part of our families, so their health is as important as that of any other family member. It’s the responsibility of pet owners to pay attention to their dogs and their illnesses. Arthritis, like other dog diseases, presents the following symptoms:

  • Pain and stiffness when getting up
  • Pain and limping while walking
  • Reduced activity and loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Warmth and swelling in the joints
  • Difficulty climbing stairs, getting on and off the bed or couch
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle atrophy in the hind limbs

Types of Pain Relief and Arthritis Medications 

Veterinarians can diagnose whether your dog has arthritis and, if so, which type. After the diagnosis, they can prescribe the appropriate pain relief and arthritis medication. Arthritis medications for dogs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that help reduce inflammation and pain in the dog’s joints. It’s essential to understand that human arthritis medications are not suitable for dogs. Some common arthritis medications for dogs include:

  • Vetprofen: Available in flavored tablets or capsules, it contains carprofen, a pain-relief and anti-inflammatory drug.
  • Meloxicam: A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain and inflammation.
  • Carprofen: Available in flavored capsules and tablets, it reduces inflammation and pain in dogs with arthritis.
  • Novox: This medication is available in pill and capsule forms and contains carprofen.
  • Rimadyl: A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat arthritis in dogs.
  • Adequan: Useful for strengthening cartilage and increasing synovial joint fluid.
  • Deramaxx: A chewable medication containing deracoxib, which treats pain and inflammation in dogs with arthritis.
  • Previcox: This chewable medication contains firocoxib and is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that rapidly reduces pain and inflammation.

In Conclusion 

Just as diseases and pain are part of human life, they also affect the lives of dogs. Dogs experience various types of pain throughout their lives, and they may require pain relief medications. Arthritis is one such condition that can significantly impact a dog’s quality of life, and they may need arthritis medication. For the best and highest quality pain relief and arthritis medication in Kenya and Nairobi, consider using the Canine Pet Pharmacy. In addition to arthritis medication, this pharmacy offers various other products and services for your dog’s health, including flea and tick, ear and eye care, skin and coat care, heartworm, heart and blood pressure, dental care, electrolytes and vitamins, joint care, antibiotics, allergy relief, anxiety and calming, gastrointestinal care and digestion, urinary tract and kidney care, Thyroid and Hormone, Incontinence and Bladder Control, and bandages.

Frequently Asked Questions

What medications are useful for pain relief and arthritis in dogs? 

    • Veterinarians typically use pain relievers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Vetprofen, Meloxicam, Carprofen, Novox, Rimadyl, Deramaxx, and Previcox for pain relief and arthritis in dogs.

What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs? 

    • Dogs experiencing arthritis feel a significant amount of pain and inflammation in their joints, which also results in joint stiffness. Therefore, the symptoms of this condition include pain, fatigue, decreased appetite, muscle loss in the hind limbs, limping and pain 
    • when walking, pain and difficulty during daily activities, and various other similar signs.

Do pain relief and arthritis medications require a veterinary prescription? 

  • Because the reasons for pain in dogs can vary, and arthritis comes in different forms, the prescription and the specific dosage of medication can differ for each dog. Therefore, medication should be prescribed and purchased with a veterinary prescription.

Are human arthritis medications suitable for dogs? 

  • While the names of human and dog arthritis medications may sound similar, they are different in their composition. Human medications are not suitable for dogs and should not be used for them due to differences in their drug structures.