Safe Seasonal Activities with your Dog Jul 29 2014
It is tempting in include a pet in warm weather, seasonal activities such as picnics in the park, vacation travel, and fireworks displays. Care must be taken to ensure the dog’s safety during these outings. Provide adequate restraint, food, and water for a pet that will be away from home. Make sure that there is a shelter, pavilion, or overhang to shade the dog from the sun. Crates are an excellent
choice for providing shade, having excellent ventilation, and safety restraining the dog. The dog should be wearing current identification, and be kept on a leash when out of the crate. If the animal is not acclimated to fireworks, it may be better off left at home.
Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteo-arthritis and for the control of post-operative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs. Osteoarthritis is a painful condition caused by "wear and tear" of cartilage and other parts of the joints. Osteoarthritis can be treated but cannot be cured, that is why it is important to continue to treat your dog's arthritis even if he or she seems better.
Some signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis are: -Limping or lameness -Decreased activity or exercise -Difficulty or reluctance to standing, climbing stairs, jumping or running -Stiffness or decreased movement of joints
As the disease progresses, there can be additional destruction of cartilage and damage to other parts of the joint, as well as production of extra bone around the joint.