Multimodal Approach Video Transcript
David L. Dycus DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS-SA
“There are many other avenues of things we can use from a management tool, whether it’s intraarticular injections, whether it’s the usage of Adequan® Canine, whether it’s the usage of formal physical rehabilitation...
“...or other things, using them together, with the whole goal being to preserve the life of the joint by keeping the dog as absolutely comfortable as possible, to maintain a great quality of life, and to maintain that strength of the human-animal bond.”
Kristin Kirkby Shaw
DVM, MS, PhD, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR
“I think there’s a misconception among dog owners and veterinarians that dogs with osteoarthritis shouldn’t be active, that anytime they bend their joints it’s uncomfortable for them. And really, it’s quite the opposite.
“We need to keep those joints moving, whether it is through manual therapy with a physical therapist or a rehab vet or it’s just having the dog do a series of exercises at home,
sit to stand, shake and high five, some really basic things that can help keep the muscles strong and those joints limber and ultimately change how that dog functions in their life.”
Bryan T. Torres
DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR
“So when I think about how I manage osteoarthritis in my patients, there are many things that I use...
“...we see these patients later in life, they’re having trouble, they’re having a lameness. They’re sore. They’re not able to do the things that they want to do, and we end up treating
them with these medications or these nutraceuticals, these nonsteroidals, surgery, other things like that. Something like Adequan® Canine can be very beneficial in these patients as well.
It also can be highly beneficial early on in the disease process.”
The participants are paid consultants for American Regent Animal Health. The opinions of these consultants may not be representative of American Regent Animal Health.