Arthritis can be painful for dogs, and make them more reluctant to participate in the daily activities they enjoy. Working, hunting, and active dogs tend to put more stress on their joints. Age, breed, and genetics also play a role. If you notice your dog slowing down, showing signs of pain, or losing interest in physical activity, it may be time to talk with your veterinarian. Currently, there is no cure for arthritis, but your veterinarian can discuss options that can make your dog more comfortable. Also, when caught in the early stages, arthritis can be easier to treat and manage. Your veterinarian may recommend a supplement or prescribe a pain reliever for your dog. Galliprant is a new medication for dogs with arthritis pain.
Galliprant is prescription strength pain reliever designed for dogs with osteoarthritis. It contains grapripant, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medication works by blocking the EP4 receptor, which is responsible for relaying the pain and inflammation signals in the body. Galliprant targets arthritis pain at its source, so your dog can keep moving without aches or swelling. It is conveniently dosed and is given to your dog once a day with either a whole or half tablet. The tablets are chewable and flavored with pork liver. It is labeled for dogs nine months of age or older, that weigh 8 lbs or more. It is currently available in 20mg, 60mg, and 100 mg strengths and comes in 30ct and 90ct bottles.
Does your dog have arthritis? Talk to your veterinarian about Galliprant.