Arthritis in Dogs

Canine Arthritis Treatment Cost

  • $25 to $100 per month for medication
  • $2,125 to $10,000 for surgery

Symptoms of Arthritis in Dogs

The degenerative condition of arthritis affects one or more of a dog’s joints. Dogs with joint injuries or congenital orthopedic conditions, such as hip dysplasia, are more prone to the condition. Other arthritis cases may be related to immune-mediated joint diseases or joint infections.

Treatment for Arthritis in Dogs

Medications, acupuncture, physical therapy and weight control can often help manage arthritis symptoms.

More extreme cases may require surgery, which can run up to $10,000.

Arthritis is a condition that typically requires ongoing costs of treatments, and most pet insurance plans will cover the costs as long as arthritis is not a pre-existing condition.

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2 Comments
  1. Reply Warrick Philip Shannon 10/27/2016 at 7:24 am

    My former companion, Zak(boxer cross bulldog cross staffie and I’m sure a few more) suffered badly with arthritis. It is a such a crippling condition for both animals and humans. Zak is in a happier less painful place now.

  2. Reply Jon Lind 10/29/2016 at 12:13 am

    My companion “Tuco” just turned eight. He has been experiencing arthritis for about six months or so. The first thing we did was shed about just under 10 pounds which made a significant difference. He is also on a mild medication that may have to increase as he gets older. I am also affected by arthritis, but so far only take pain meds now and again.

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