Ask the Vet: My dog is only 4 but has arthritis and finds it very hard to get up sometimes. Is there anything we can do to help make her more comfortable and bring back her happy self?”
Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc
DR. PAULINE SAYS:
I’d like to know more about your dog’s arthritis before I would attempt to give you good advice. What has caused the problem, what has been done so far, what medications you give, foods, supplements, what is the breed, weight, home environment and so on? There are lots of things vets can advise to help arthritis once a diagnosis has been made and there are a lot of supportive things you can do +/or feed. At the end of the day it actually boils down to each individual dog and no one recipe fits all.