My ten-year-old husky kicks his hind legs out as if his paws itch. The vet said it is lower back arthritis; however, the medication is not working. He takes Rimadyl twice a day. Recommendations?


If your vet has done X-rays of the back and diagnosed arthritis, I would look for some alternatives to the NSAID Rimadyl, even if it was not working. The first thing to try is glucosamine, then antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. Also, be sure that your dog is not overweight.

Updated on March 12, 2018

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Dog Arthritis Symptoms and Home Pain Remedies
By Dr Mark