Any condition which effects your dogs joints is more often than not a very serious one because it will have a direct effect on your dog's mobility and therefore their whole quality of life.
The most common problems with dog joints are caused by a degeneration of cartilage which is often as a result of added stress, or by a defect in the positioning of the joint caused by an injury or by stress.
The wearing down of the cartilage can often leave part of the joint exposed causing bones to rub together which can cause extreme pain and swelling. Fortunately there are dog joint medicines that are available that will work to regenerate the cartilage which is more than often the cause of the problem, and I will outline some in this article.
Dog Aspirin – Dog aspirin is broadly used and can be very effective at decreasing the circulation and inflammation associated with joint pain in dogs. It is recommended that you consult your veterinarian before administiring aspirin for your dog, and this is because it can be toxic in the wrong dose for your dog, especially if it is a smaller or younger dog. Aside from this dog aspirin can act as a very effective dog joint medicine if the correct amount is given.
Natural Joint Supplements – There are a variety of natural supplements on the market that have been proven to be effective at regenerating and halting the break down of cartilage in the joints of dogs. These supplements can act as extremely effective dog joint medicines because they target the initial cause of the problem of the joint as a pose to just masking the pain of your dog.
You have to do your research first before purchasing a supplement to make sure that the supplement has been clinically proven to work, and is safe to FDA standards to ensure maximum effect.
If you use just one or a combination of these dog joint medicines above then you can expect your dog to be well on their way to recovery within a relatively short period of time.