What is canine osteoarthritis?

Canine osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs, affecting 1 in 5 adult dogs in the U.S.1 It’s a painful disease that causes inflammation and swelling in a dog’s joints.

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Canine osteoarthritis often starts at a young age2.


Early signs of canine osteoarthritis pain can be hard to recognize resulting in delayed treatment.

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50% of dogs with canine osteoarthritis are diagnosed later in life3. Early diagnosis can help in managing osteoarthritis pain, and can get dogs back to doing the things they love.

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Joints affected by canine osteoarthritis

Canine osteoarthritis can occur in these and other joints in the body, and causes pain due to changes in the cartilage, bone and surrounding tendons and ligaments1:

  • Hip, knee and ankle
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist
  • Spine

What causes osteoarthritis in dogs?

Canine osteoarthritis doesn’t just affect older dogs. It can occur in any dog at any age, and can be caused by1:

  • Developmental disorders like hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Abnormal stress on joints due to obesity
  • Trauma or injury
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Galliprant is an NSAID that controls pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.

Important Safety Information

Not for use in humans. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Monitoring is recommended if used long term. Should not be used in dogs who are allergic to grapiprant or with other anti-inflammatory drugs. The safe use of Galliprant has not been studied in dogs younger than 9 months of age and less than 8 pounds, breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs, or dogs with heart disease. The most common adverse reactions were vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite and tiredness. View full product label for complete safety information or contact your veterinarian.