Time is not a cure for chronic pain, but it can be crucial for improvement. As your pet enters their golden years, they may be affected by arthritis. This can make it more painful for them to find pleasure in the little things like jumping up to their favourite spot on the couch. While there’s no cure for arthritis, there is a way to manage your pet’s pain. To create a treatment plan tailored to your pet’s unique needs, please contact us at 403-249-2535.
How do you treat arthritis?
Growing old is inevitable. As our pets age, their joints begin to experience wear and tear. This may cause pain and inflammation as the cartilage between their bones begin to break down, and their bones rub together. With the help of prescription medication, supplements and rehabilitation, our team can treat and alleviate any discomfort your pet may experience. Keeping in mind their age, lifestyle, and health status, our team will work with you to create a treatment plan specifically tailored to your pet’s unique needs.
What are the signs my pet has arthritis?
You may notice that your pet avoids doing certain tasks, such as walking up and down the stairs. This may be a sign that doing tasks they used to do with ease now causes them pain and discomfort. The best way to know is to bring them in for a checkup, so we can accurately diagnose and treat them. Other common signs of arthritis in pets include:
- Limping or wincing when touched
- Difficulty moving around
- Stiff or swollen joints
- Increased irritability or aggression