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Treatments for Osteoarthritis, plus Blogging from Thailand

“Most canine osteoarthritis is diagnosed as the result of a regular veterinary checkup when the owner makes an ‘off-the-cuff’ comment.” So says a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Editor Susan Chaney’s latest interview. Although the disease that affects one in five adult dogs has no known cure, the long-term chronic condition can be managed through several treatment options. Learn about the therapies available that can provide comfort to aging dogs.

DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli is in Thailand where she’s been getting to know about the country’s exciting dog scene. Kayla’s discovered that fanciers here are devoted dogs lovers who are eager to connect with the rest of the dog world. Meet a Beagle from the states who’s raising her own Thai family, and find out how temperature extremes can impact puppy rearing.

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Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief
Blogging from Thailand, Part II
By Kayla Bertagnolli

Greetings from Thailand! When it comes to owners’ lives revolving around their dogs, it seems that people in this country take things to a whole new level.

When you are a breeder here or in surrounding countries, you must work twice as hard to perfect the arts of breeding and exhibiting. It was really strange for me to see this since we don’t have too many strays living on the streets in the states. more

Moving Beyond Medication for Osteoarthritis
By Susan Chaney

It’s always hard to watch our dogs age – even when they’re healthy. Many dogs, however, and their owners will face the same diagnosis as they age – osteoarthritis.

Sometimes we write it off to our beloved canines simply slowing down as they get older, but it’s a mistake to do that, says Darryl Millis, D.V.M., a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and a professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville. more

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