• Prescription Drugs for Dogs' Arthritis Pain

    5 monthes ago - By Whole Dog Journal

    Hundreds of drugs developed for human pain are used by veterinarians to treat chronic pain in dogs, but only nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (abbreviated as NSAIDs and pronounced “EN-seds”) and two non-NSAID prescription drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for canine use. For many veterinarians, prescription drugs are a first choice for the treatment of chronic pain, while for some they are a last resort. Used well, drugs can make a world of difference for older dogs, but they are controversial because of their documented side effects.
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