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Has joint pain. Chiwawa. It’s a dog the brand chiwhawa.

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Has joint pain Veterinarian's...

Has joint pain

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Chiwawa

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yes, it’s a dog the brand chiwhawa

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Pappi 10 yrs

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Pappi

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Pappi?

He has the same symptoms 2 yrs ago and got a cortisone shot

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. There are a few things you can try over the counter to help with joint pain in dogs. If you don't have any success with these, I would recommend taking him to the vet for some prescription strength medication. I would start by trying baby aspirin (81 mg) 1/4 tablet every 12 hours to help with the inflammation and pain. I would also start him on some omega 3 fatty acids--1 capsule on the food once a day to help with inflammation. You can also get him started on glucosamine and chondroitin 1 capsule once a day to help with his overall joint health. If you don't notice an improvement in 5-7 days, I would take him in to the vet for a check up.

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