Get answers to frequently asked questions about canine arthritis management with Synovetin OA®
The effectiveness of Synovetin OA was studied in multiple clinical trials of dogs with elbow arthritis. Researchers evaluated Synovetin OA in its ability to relieve arthritis pain in dogs, such as lameness (limping), level of activity, and signs of pain during the 12-month studies.
The majority of dogs showed significant improvement after receiving Synovetin OA compared to how well they were able to move before getting the injection. 92% (12/13) of dogs with mild to moderate elbow OA improved, and 71% (10/14) of dogs with more severe elbow OA improved.
After Synovetin OA was given, the dogs were less lame, in less pain, and had a greater level of activity.
In most cases, you should begin to see improvement in your dog’s mobility within a few weeks depending on the severity of the joint being treated. Some pet parents see results almost immediately, while in other instances of severe osteoarthritis, it can be up to two months. This improvement should continue over time as Synovetin OA works inside the joint to reduce inflammation.
Synovetin OA is an outpatient and simple procedure. Like most outpatient procedures, you will be able to drop your dog off and bring them home the same day. As for any joint injection, this treatment requires your dog to be sedated and/or anesthetized for a very short period time. Upon recovery from the injection, your dog will be ready to be released upon the veterinarian’s discretion.
Synovetin OA works quite differently than NSAIDs. NSAIDs act systemically providing short-term joint pain relief while Synovetin OA works locally in the painful joint providing a longer duration of relief. Synovetin OA works locally so organs such as the liver, kidneys and GI tract are not involved and are not put at risk. Synovetin OA works at a source of the joint pain breaking the vicious cycle of inflammation and thereby providing pain relief up to one year from a single joint injection.
Unlike common daily pain pills such as NSAIDs, Synovetin OA goes directly to a source of the osteoarthritis pain, so there are no systemic side effects. The safety of Synovetin OA has been extensively investigated in numerous studies. Both the researchers and the pet parents of the treated dogs reported that Synovetin OA had no significant side effects or safety issues. In some cases, it was reported that pain in the treated joint that can last up to 3 days following treatment. Consult your veterinarian if your dog appears uncomfortable after treatment with Synovetin OA.
Yes, it’s completely safe for you, your family, and other dogs to be around your treated dog based on your veterinarian’s discharge instructions. Your veterinarian will provide with an easy-to-follow home care instructions that will describe interactions with your dog following treatment.
No. With Synovetin OA, you can allow your dog to return to whatever level of activity they are comfortable with.
Yes, if your dog needs ongoing pain relief, in most cases it will be more cost effective compared to other treatments over the course of a year. Plus, Synovetin OA is much more convenient for you and your dog in comparison to NSAIDS, PRP, or STEM Cell treatments.