Canine Arthritis Pain

Does your dog have trouble climbing stairs? Need help in and out of cars?

Dogs can get arthritis in their joints just like people.

We’re excited to offer a new treatment providing long-term relief of canine elbow arthritis pain.

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This condition is referred to as canine osteoarthritis, or just OA. This condition is very common. In fact, roughly 25% of all adult dogs in the US have OA, or about 1 in 4.

If OA isn’t treated effectively, it can cause your dog extreme pain. Cartilage loss, malformation of the joint, previous trauma and/or surgery are causes for OA which results in inflammation in the joint and this inflammation causes constant pain. This pain can significantly affect your dog’s quality of life, resulting in:

  • Difficulty going up and down stairs
  • Struggling to get up after lying down
  • Trouble walking on slick floors
  • Problems hopping in and out of vehicles
  • Difficulty jumping on and off furniture
  • Behavioral changes (e.g., aggression, difficulty squatting to toilet)

Information for Veterinarians

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Animal Hospital of Dauphin County can help address your dog’s pain and mobility issues through this new breakthrough treatment. Synovetin OA® can: reduce inflammation and pain, provide long-lasting relief, and improve your dog's mobility.

Synovetin OA® (sin-OH-vuh-tin OA) is a new approach to treating elbow OA. This treatment requires just one minimally-invasive injection that lasts for up to one full year and has been proven effective in the treatment of dogs with elbow osteoarthritis (OA).

Dr. Jennifer Fletcher Eckenrode is now performing this procedure at the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County. Please call our team at (717) 652-1270 or email rehab@ahdcvets.com to schedule an appointment with Dr Eckenrode to discuss your dog’s mobility issues.

How is Synovetin OA® administered?

Synovetin OA® is given as an in-office injection

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All that is required is a sedative, and then we use a needle and syringe to inject Synovetin OA® directly into the affected joint(s).

Patients can go home the same day and return to whenever level of activity they are comfortable with while Synovetin OA ® goes to work to reduce the pain and inflammation of OA over time.

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This procedure can only be performed by licensed veterinarians at veterinary hospitals permitted to use internal radiation therapy. On rare occasions, discomfort in the treated elbow has been seen in dogs that can last up to 72 hours after treatment. Short-term home-care instructions must be followed after treatment to minimize extended close contact such as co-sleeping.

Please call us with any questions you may have about this breakthrough new procedure: (717) 652-1270.

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