Cost of Pain Management
Costs accumulate rapidly with long term use of pain and inflammation management products and services that merely temporarily mask severe symptoms. Prolonged symptomatic relief (more than 1 month) may just delay the inevitable while the arthritis continues to get worse the dog continues to suffer, and it could potentially preclude a successful solution that was feasible earlier in life.
Over time, these costs often far exceed the cost of readily available permanent and successful surgical treatment. - Total Hip Replacement.
Dogs do not have to experience pain over a long period of time when successful treatments are gmonetary. NSAIDs = Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs