Treatment Type: Medications
Rated for: Australian Shepherd / Australian Cattle Dog Mix
Posted Jul. 16, 2018
Inflammation = a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.
Inflammatory joint disease can be caused by infection or immune-mediated disease.
Immune-mediated polyathritis is fairly rare in dogs, but still occurs sporadically.
Adequan is made from bovine cartilage and it resembles by its composition to normal cartilage so it is easily integrated into the joint.
Adequan is made more than 20 years ago for control of the symptoms of noninfectious degenerative joint problems aka arthritis.
Its main role is to lubricate the joints, stop inflammation (by stoping prostaglandins E2) and stopping the degenerative process and also promote re-building of some elements of the cartilage.
Adequan is given every 3-4 days (twice a week) up to 8 times. The dosage is 2 mg/lb body weight (.02 mL/lb, or 1 mL per 50 lb). This therapy is maybe pricey, but it shows very good results and movement improvement.