It may be hard to tell. The signs of osteoarthritis (OA) may be subtle, and dogs can be good at hiding their pain. If you notice any of the following changes in your dog, talk to your veterinarian to discuss whether OA could be the cause:
It's emotionally challenging to see your dog in pain due to OA. However, it's important for you to recognize the signs and alert your veterinarian so a diagnosis can be made and proper care can be started. Fortunately, early treatment of pain and inflammation can allow your dog to remain comfortable longer. Ask your veterinarian about METACAM (meloxicam) Oral Suspension.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: METACAM Oral Suspension is only approved for use in dogs.The safe use of METACAM Oral Suspension in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs used for breeding, or pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Click here to view the package insert for complete product information.