Julie D. Smith, DVM, DACVS
Practical Matters: Consider underlying problems and referral before changing NSAID therapy
Most of the limping dogs that are referred to our practice have received at least one course of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy at some point in their histories.
Practical Matters: That old, slow dog: Is it really arthritis?
Geriatric dogs are commonly referred to us for evaluation of what clients call slowing down. Often the tentative diagnosis before referral is arthritis (or is interpreted by the client as such), and the dog is receiving an NSAID.