Treating Dog Joint Problems Without Glucosamine

Most veterinarians will recommend nutritional supplements for both preventing and treating dog joint problems. Nutritional supplements and prescribed medications may increase the mobility and comfort level in your dog. Nutritional supplements *Perna- a rich source of glycosaminoglycans, compounds that lubricate joints *Creatine- helps convert glucose into muscular energy and may improve muscular strength *Methylsulfonylmethane- an anti-inflammatory which slows the progression of arthritis *Omega-3 fatty acids- found in fish oil, reduces joint inflammation Prescription medications *Rimadyl- an anti-inflammatory, a tablet usually prescribed for arthritis *EtoGesic- a non-narcotic NSAID given for pain assiciated with osteoarthritis *Deramaxx- chewable tablets for everyday arthritis pain and post operative pain *Metacam- a liquid NSAID pain reliever *Previcox- a newer generation fast acting NSAID *Zubrin- a rapidly disintegrating NSAID tablet for pain *Adequan- injectable medication for pain and joint damage, binding the damaged cartilage and facilitating repair *Vetrin- chewable aspirin for dogs *Flexile- a newer product for pain and inflammation *Prednisone- a steriod corticosteroid anti-inflammatory *Robaxin- an anti-inflammatory and anti-spasm muscle relaxant to treat sprain, disc and bursitis issues *Phenylbutazone- a steroid mainly used for arthritis, fractures and injuries to the joints *Piroxicam- an NSAID to treat degenerative arthritis *Prednisolone- a corticosteroid for arthritis related joint inflammation *Methylprednisolone- a steroid medication given for arthritis related joint inflammation *Dexamethasone- a steroid for arthritis related joint inflammation *Triamcinolone- often prescribed for dermatological disorders, sometimes given for acute arthritis