As a pet owner you can even request the vets to prescribe steroids and other pain killers for your pets. This will certainly help the doctor to prescribe such steroids in the right manner as some of the pet owners are reluctant to administer steroids even on the recommendations of the vets. Steroids with careful dosages certainly reduce the inflammation in the joints. Also these drugs help the dog to sleep well so that the healing can start. If administered under the guidance of the vets, steroids are of great boon to the ailing pet dogs.