If your dog has elbow dysplasia, there are a few different treatment options.
Your vet may prescribe anti-inflammatories and other pain relief for your dog.
Weight control is vitally important for a dog with elbow dysplasia. Symptoms will be worse if your dog is overweight – keep your dog slim to ensure no extra strain is put on their joints.
You will need to make sure your dog stays fit by doing the right type of exercise. Regular, short lead walks are ideal. Prevent your dog from jumping, skidding, chasing, racing around and walking or running for very long periods.
Rest may be necessary if your dog’s elbow dysplasia is causing them pain and discomfort.
If your dog has severe elbow dysplasia, your vet may suggest surgery. It’s likely your dog will be referred to a specialist veterinary hospital for this.