Luxating Patella in Dogs – Treatment Options

The patella, or kneecap in a dog is the first joint down from the body on the hind legs, and when the patella is luxating that means the kneecap is either dislocated or slipping in and out of the normal grooved position between the femur and tibia. A luxating patella in dogs is a fairly common issue especially in smaller …

IMPA or Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis in Dogs

Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis or IMPA is an inflammatory disease of the movable joints that affects dogs. Immune-mediated means that the disease is brought about by the dog’s own immune system, and polyarthritis in dogs refers to inflammation in more than just one joint. With an overactive immune system sometimes the body produces an over abundance of white blood cells and attacks …

Galliprant For Dogs

No one likes to see their pets suffer in pain. One in five dogs suffer from Osteoarthritis (OA). As our canine friends age they are subject to many of the same debilitating conditions that affect humans. These ailments limit our pets activities and can shorten their life span. Pharmaceutical companies come out with different pain relievers to treat or temporarily …

What Makes Flexpet Different?

We talk with a lot of pet owners all over the country. Some of them have hurting dogs and are trying to figure out what is going to help their dog the most. Others have dogs that are currently using a medication or supplement and want to know if there is something better out there (and yes, “better” can mean …

Is Glucosamine Good for Dogs?

There are a lot of products for joint pain in dogs on the market. Many dogs have joint pain, as it’s common for older dogs to have arthritis and many breeds can be prone to painful joint conditions like hip dysplasia. One of the most common supplements (technically, a supplement ingredient) that you’ll see is Glucosamine. Even for people, Glucosamine …

Joint Pain in Small Dogs

Many people associate big dogs with bad joints. While it’s true that many large breeds do have joint problems because of their size, there are lots of smaller dogs that suffer from joint issues too. This includes breeds like Dachshunds, Pugs, Basset Hounds, Chihuahuas, and Terriers. There are a lot of factors that cause joint pain in breeds like this, …

What to Look for in a Pet Joint Supplement

There are a LOT of supplements on the markets for pets. And we don’t just mean pet joint supplements – there are supplements for a vast number of conditions. Figuring out which one is best can be quite overwhelming due to all the options. So, how do you know what to choose? We know the frustration of trying to determine …

Joint Pain in Small Dogs

Many people associate big dogs with bad joints. While it’s true that many large breeds do have joint problems because of their size, there are lots of smaller dogs that suffer from joint issues too. This includes breeds like Dachshunds, Pugs, Basset Hounds, Chihuahuas, and Terriers. There are a lot of factors that cause joint pain in breeds like this, …

Pano in Dogs – Everything You Need to Know

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for you and your family. A young pup’s boundless energy and playful nature will make them an instantly loved addition to your pack. Taking care of a new dog comes with its share of challenges: things like housebreaking, training, and obedience commands. But there are other issues that are exclusive to young …

11 Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs

Joint pain is a very common problem for a lot of dogs and can have multiple different causes, almost none of which are harmless or ignorable. Generally, senior dogs are more prone to joint pains. However, large breeds have been observed in studies to be far more likely to develop joint related problems than medium or small dogs, since size …