Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs

Elbow dysplasia in dogs is an abnormal development of the elbow joint. The canine elbow is made up of 3 separate bones, the radius, the ulna, and the humerus. These front foreleg bones need to grow and develop in unison to maintain a tight-fit and smooth moving elbow joint. The development of abnormalities mainly occurs in medium-sized and large breed …

Leg Pain in Dogs

It is not always obvious when your dog is having leg pain. In fact, instinctually dogs are good at hiding their discomfort. This is a behavioral survival mechanism passed down from when dogs descended from wolves in the wild. As a result, we do not always realize that our dogs are suffering until the damage becomes serious. Sometimes leg pain …

Glucosamine for Dogs

We know that many dogs as they age suffer from joint discomfort and arthritis. This painful condition which occurs in people, too is a result of cartilage (the cushioning between the bones) wearing down and thinning over time causing the ends of the bones to rub together. Trauma, disease, or simply normal wear and tear that comes with use over …

What Makes a Good Joint Supplement?

With the seemingly overwhelming variety of pet joint supplements on the market today, it is important to take your time, do your research and choose the best product available. There are many things we can do to aid in extending our pets lives. We should always monitor their diet and keep them at a healthy weight, give them daily exercise …

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How Long Can a Dog Live with Arthritis?

We all know the sad fact that our canine friends simply do not live as long of lives as humans. However, there are many things we can do to help extend the lives of our pets. Even when a veterinarian gives a diagnosis of arthritis there is still hope and many measures we can take to make sure our dogs …

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 …