Arthritis Treatment for Pets
Unfortunately, arthritis is one of the most common health issues that our older furry friends can suffer from. As with us humans, there is no definite cure for arthritis but with proper care and monitoring from our veterinary team, your pet can live comfortably and pain-free despite their diagnosis. If you suspect that your pet has arthritis, or if you have any further questions about the condition and how our team can help, please call us at 250.376.7208
What is the best treatment for pets with arthritis?
Your veterinarian may prescribe or recommend different types of treatments depending on your pet’s unique case. Massage, laser therapy, acupuncture and oral medications like omega-3 fatty acids and other supplements are some of the routine therapies for arthritis in pets. Simple tweaks to your home environment and activities can also make a huge impact. For example, installing baby gates by your staircases or doing low-impact exercises, like swimming with your pet, can help prevent injury and ease their discomfort.
What are the signs of arthritis in pets?
The warning signs of arthritis that you should watch out for are limping, swollen joints, unstable gait/ limping when walking, difficulty getting up from a sitting position, wincing sounds when going up or down the stairs and swollen joints. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team right away.