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Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis in dog and cats can be managed with veterinary care and advice.

Arthritis can cause pain and discomfort in our four-legged friends. Our experienced veterinary team is pleased to offer effective treatment options to improve the quality of life of pets affected by arthritis. We are committed to providing thoughtful and adapted care to relieve pain and promote mobility so your pet can continue to enjoy every moment with you.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition affecting the joints, which is common in pets as well as humans. It’s characterized by inflammation in the joints, which can cause pain, stiffness and reduced mobility. Arthritis can affect dogs, cats and other animals—particularly as they get older or if they have suffered injuries to their joints in the past.

What are the signs of arthritis in cats and dogs?

Signs of arthritis in pets may include limping, difficulty standing up or lying down, reduced mobility, lethargy, joint sensitivity and behavioural changes such as increased irritability or aggression. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, it is important to make an appointment with your vet for assessment and diagnosis.

How is arthritis diagnosed?

To diagnose arthritis, our veterinary team will carry out a full physical exam of your pet. X-rays may also be taken to assess the condition of the joints and identify any potential anomalies. This information will enable us to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan adapted to your pet’s needs.

What treatments are available for pets with arthritis?

Treatments for pets with arthritis may include medication to relieve the pain and inflammation in the joints. Nutritional supplements containing substances that promote joint health, such as glucosamine and chondroitin, may also be recommended. Alongside this, moderate exercise, physiotherapy or hydrotherapy may be useful. Also consider making adjustments to your pet’s environment to help them move around more easily.

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