My friends German Shepherd may be suffering from hip problems; Is there something, over the counter, that can make the

My girlfriends' German Shepherd is possibly suffering from hip issues but does not have the money at this time to take the dog to a vet. Is there an over the counter product that she we should look at that would make the dog more comfortable in the mean time?

Asked by Member 839296 on Mar 12th 2013 in Senior Pet
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Kali earned her wings 10/21/14

The vet is the only one who can prescribe the proper meds for pain. Don't give him any over the counter meds, because, if their not specifically for dogs, they can be toxic. An xray would confirm the hip problems. It could be arthritis too. Good Luck!

Kali earned her wings 10/21/14 answered on 3/12/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


There are some over the counter anti inflammatory supplements that may help, such as Phycox, but you really should talk to a vet to make sure that's what is need and that it isn't something else that is causing a problem.

Maggie answered on 3/26/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer