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Could your dog have osteoarthritis?

Use this checklist to identify your dog’s activities and behaviors that may be signs of osteoarthritis. Then click “See Report”. Your responses can be printed or emailed to share with your veterinarian.

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Is your dog showing signs of OA-related pain?

Check all that apply

Answer yes or no

1Do you think your dog shows signs of pain?
2Have you noticed any changes in your dog’s behavior?

Osteoarthritis has physical and emotional effects

For a dog, OA can be very painful. And, just as in humans, pain can negatively impact dogs not just physically, but also emotionally. The good news is that this pain can be managed. In a recent study, dogs showed significant improvement in both their emotional and physical well-being with the pain under control.1

Think about your dog’s behavior in the past week. This scale helps measure your dog’s pain based on how your dog is feeling. A “0” means that your dog couldn’t feel these any less, eg. Your dog has no energy or enthusiasm. A “6” means your dog couldn’t feel these any more, eg. Your dog is showing the most energy or enthusiasm you’ve seen.

  • My dog couldn’t be less
  • My dog couldn’t be more
Energetic & Enthusiastic
Happy & Content
Active & Comfortable
Calm & Relaxed

Sharing additional history can help your veterinary team help your dog

Answer yes or no

1Has your dog ever been injured?
2Have you ever given your dog medication for pain, such as aspirin?
3Has your dog gained weight in the past year?
  1. Reid J, Wright A, Gober M, Nolan AM, Noble C, Scott EM, Measuring chronic pain in osteoarthritic dogs treated long-term with carprofen, through its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL), Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2018; 31(S 01): A1-A6