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FAQS: YOUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS Close expanded article descriptions
Drs. Foster and Smith Joint Care Products FAQs
Frequently asked question on our line of Drs. Foster and Smith Joint Care supplements.
FAQs: Dog Hip and Joint Supplements
Joint health can have a negative impact on your dog, but you can help symptoms with specialized dog joint products.

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Arthritis Physical Aid Selection Guide
Does your dog have a hard time getting around? Is he hopping on his back legs, struggling to climb steps, or get into cars? Physical aids like ramps, harnesses, or orthopedic beds can help.
Dog Ramp Selection Guide
Give your dog a lift. Ramps and steps can make life easier for older pets and dogs with joint discomfort. Use this helpful comparison chart to help you choose products for your dog.
Elevated Feeders Overview
Use elevated feeders to aid digestion and ease neck strain – find out how in our Drs Overview.
Joint Supplement Comparison Chart
Find out which joint supplement works best for your dog. Use this handy selection guide to help you determine the best supplement for his condition.
Ramps & Steps Comparison Chart
A dog ramp or pet steps can benefit older pets and dogs with joint discomfort. This helpful comparison chart can help you choose the best dog ramp or stair-steps for your pet.

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Arthritis: Definition, Signs, and Treatments
Find out what happens in your pet’s joints when arthritis occurs. Learn signs and early treatment methods.
Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) for Joint Health
Want to promote your pets’ quality of life and offer relief from the pain of arthritis? Have you tried avocados?
Benefits of Canine Buffered Aspirin for Mild Arthritis
Find out how buffered aspirin offers temporary relief from pain and swelling of injury as well as minor arthritis.
Causes of Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia and Other Joint Diseases
Understand why and how degenerative joint diseases affect your pet. Your first steps toward proper arthritis management.
Comforting Senior Pets
Your senior dog has special needs. Orthopedic dog beds, elevated dog feeders, special foods, dog vitamins, and dog arthritis supplements can help ensure his health and comfort.
Dog Arthritis: Multi-Prong Approach to Dog Comfort
Find out if your dog's slowing down and limping could be from arthritis. Also find out what methods veterinarians suggest for dog comfort.
Dog Ramps: How They Help
Dog ramps and steps improve your pet's quality of life. Easy access helps older pets and dogs with arthritis reach their favorite places - furniture, beds, windowsills, or into a vehicle.
Exercise and Older Pets
Moderate dog exercise is vital for older dogs. It helps keep their joints limber and reduces pain when walking or running.
Give Your Older or Ailing Pet a Lift
Older, injured, or arthritic dogs may need help getting up and down stairs or into vehicles. This helpful how to article shows you the correct way to use a pet lift carrier.
Glucosamine & Chondrotin: How they Work Together
Glucosamine and chrondroitin supplements work together to heal damaged joints caused by hip dysplasia and relieve joint symptoms in your dog.
Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip dysplasia results from the abnormal development of the hip joint in the young dog. It is brought about by the laxity of the muscles, connective tissue, and ligaments that should support the joint.
Intervertebral Disk (Ruptured Disk) Disease
Find out what can cause your dog's spinal disks to rupture, which breeds are most susceptible, symptoms and treatment options.
Introducing Quellin™ (Carprofen) Soft Chews from Bayer
Now it's easy to help alleviate the pain associated with canine osteoarthritis.The revolutionary soft chew technology, combined with a delicious meaty flavor, means most dogs will accept Quellin right from your hand - no more pill pouches!
Joint Support: Defining the Essential Ingredients
Find out what the best joint support products contain, and what each ingredient contributes.
Pharmacy Spotlight: Rimadyl®
Description of prescription medication Rimadyl® and a success story of one dog who has used the medication to manage hip displaysia.
Prescription Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory
Drugs (NSAIDs) for dogs

Find out about the anti-inflammatory drugs your veterinarian may recommend for your arthritic dog.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes and Signs
Rheumatoid Arthritis results when a dog's immune system malfunctions, causing joint damage. Find out the signs and management options.
Signs of Osteochondritis Dissencans
Osteochondritis Dissecans occurs when cartilage cells do not develop correctly in puppies, resulting in thickened areas that separate or crack from the attached bone.
Weight Management is Critical to a Dog’s Health
Obesity has a negative impact on the degenerated joints of arthritic pets. So, here’s what you can do.

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Arthritis Symptoms Checklist

DRS. MEDICAL LIBRARY
IN-DEPTH ARTICLES:
Hip Dysplasia: Diagnosis - Treatment – Prevention
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Legg-Perthes Disease (Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head)
Lumbosacral Stenosis (Cauda Equina Syndrome)
Luxating Patella
Normal Joint Anatomy
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteochondritis of the Elbow (Elbow Dysplasia)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (Immune-mediated Disease)
Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Ununited Anconeal Process
 
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