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Arthritis treatment

How can I help my dog feel better?

Today, there are many treatments available to help dogs with arthritis. Although it cannot be cured, arthritis can be effectively managed with pain-relieving medicines and supportive therapies.

Among the types of medications that have made arthritis treatment more promising in recent years are nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs are used to relieve joint pain, inflammation, and swelling to make it easier and less painful for dogs to move. METACAM ® is an NSAID that has enabled dogs worldwide to live more comfortable lives for over 20 years.1 A honey-flavored liquid, METACAM ® can be easily applied right on your dog's food or administered directly into your dog's mouth from the measuring syringe. METACAM ® is also available in chewable tablets for dogs that can be given directly into your dog’s mouth. One dose of METACAM ® provides effective pain relief to help restore a dog's mobility for 24 hours.

Of course, METACAM ® is just one part of the solution. Work with your veterinarian to determine the best program to manage your dog's arthritis.

Your management program may include:

  • Controlling your dog's weight through diet and exercise
  • Ensuring a comfortable living environment
  • Performing physical therapy and massage
  • Making daily activities easier and less painful
  • Managing any other medical problems that exist

Reference: 1. Data on file, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.