To control chronic pain and inflammation from arthritis, Osteoarthritis and degenerative joint diseases vets will prescribe pain management medications. A medication like Previcox is an anti-inflammatory that works by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme generating the chemicals that are responsible for pain, inflammation and fever in the body. For pain management of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs, the easy to administer chewable tablet medication Rimadyl may be prescribed. This medication contains Carprofen an active ingredient to help in the treatment of pain either for short or long term use. Adequan Canine is prescribed to help promote healthy cartilage and increase synovial joint fluid in dogs suffering with symptoms of arthritis helping thicken the synovial joint fluid increasing the production of cartilage.
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