Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Dr. Ehud Sela: Osteoarthritis in dogs: Treatment options.

Osteoarthritis is a common disease process in aging dogs just like in people.

The disease causes discomfort, pain, and significant reduction in quality of life in our canine friends.

But the good news is that now we can greatly help our furry friends in mitigating and greatly improving their quality of life.

In my practice we use a combined approach: both with an intramuscular injection, and oral medication, thus achieving a synergistic effect.

After a comprehensive physical exam, and blood work, the pet will start on a regimen of twice a week injections with Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG), and, also, a canine approved oral non steroidal anti-inflammatory. The injections will be for a period of four weeks, then they are slowly tapered down.

The response to treatment is usually remarkable, and greatly pleases both dogs and owners.

Dr. Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital

Margate, Florida.

Phone: 954-972-5900.

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