Detect, Diagnose, Treat

Canine OA is challenging to recognize, especially in the mild to moderate stages. But, there are typical signs you can look out for that will help you intervene early with effective pain relief.

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Start Screening Early

The first step in recognizing and successfully diagnosing canine OA is understanding that it’s not just older dogs who are susceptible to OA. In fact, much of canine OA is conformational in nature, beginning early in life, but many veterinarians don’t start screening until a dog is over eight years old.1

Unfortunately, dogs with OA live many years with progressive pain, unable to communicate to their owners what they're feeling. That’s why it’s important to educate and work closely with pet owners so that early diagnosis takes place as soon as symptoms develop.

Know What to Look Out For

The signs of canine OA can be difficult to detect. By working closely with pet owners, you can identify these subtle signs in dogs such as behavioral and health changes.1

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How to Diagnose Canine OA

Interactive COAST Tool

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COAST is an innovative canine OA staging tool designed by a consortium of international experts in veterinary surgery and pain management. With COAST, you can start the conversation about canine OA with pet owners before it sets in, and monitor OA over time.

Get Started with COAST

Step 1. Grade the Dog

Through evaluation, you can grade the dog by looking at the degree of discomfort, change in static posture and motion, and impact of OA on a dog’s life at home with input from the pet owner.

Step 2. Grade the Joint

Once the most severely affected joint has been identified, you can grade the joint by evaluating pain upon manipulation, passive range of movement and radiography.

Step 3. Determine the Stage

Use the scores to determine the dog’s COAST stage.

Treat Canine OA Pain with Confidence

Find out how Galliprant® (grapiprant tablets) allows you to provide daily relief for canine OA pain.


Stages & Progression

Canine OA is a progressive disease that can affect dogs during any stage of life.

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Treat Canine OA Pain with Confidence

Find out how Galliprant® (grapiprant tablets) allows you to provide daily relief for canine OA pain.

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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. For use in dogs only. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children and pets. Store out of reach of dogs and other pets in a secured location in order to prevent accidental ingestion or overdose. Do not use in dogs that have a hypersensitivity to grapiprant. If Galliprant is used long term, appropriate monitoring is recommended. Concomitant use of Galliprant with other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as COX-inhibiting NSAIDs or corticosteroids, should be avoided. Concurrent use with other anti-inflammatory drugs or protein-bound drugs has not been studied. The safe use of Galliprant has not been evaluated in dogs younger than 9 months of age and less than 8 lbs (3.6 kg), dogs used for breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs, or dogs with cardiac disease. The most common adverse reactions were vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and lethargy. Click here for full prescribing information.

Contact your Elanco or distributor representative, or call Elanco (1-888-545-5973) to discover how you can incorporate Galliprant into your canine OA protocol today.

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