The Practical Management of Canine Osteoarthritis
25 Oct 2019
Canine osteoarthritis is a ubiquitous disease that affects all dog breeds. The clinical signs of osteoarthritis vary widely and slowly get worse over a period of years. The course of the disease is predictable and is positively or negatively influenced by a range of factors. Overall, the management of canine arthritis is confusing and lacks standardization. The efficacy, cost, and convenience of medications and modalities used to manage osteoarthritis vary widely. This lecture will review the impact of osteoarthritis on dogs. Effective steps that help slow the progress of osteoarthritis will be discussed. Practical programs adapted to patients will be presented and discussed.