Arthritis Treatment

Early detection, regular medication and treatment can ease the effects of arthritis in your pet.

As our loyal companions get older, arthritis is one of a number of health problems they can develop. It is caused by several factors like injuries, wear and tear (pets who play sports are more prone) and genetics (larger breeds of dogs are more susceptible). Whatever the reason, it’s important that pets are properly diagnosed so we can get them on the proper treatment right away. This will help them maintain a high quality of life and still be relatively pain-free despite their condition. Call us at 204-261-7376 to learn more.

What does arthritis look like in pets?

Pets have a natural defense instinct to hide any pain or weakness. As the condition progresses you may begin to notice symptoms such as:

  • Difficulty moving, getting up, lying down
  • Wincing when areas such as the knees and hips are touched
  • Aggression, irritable behaviour
  • Swollen or stiff joints
  • Limping
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Licking, chewing or biting of their joints

What are some home remedies for arthritis in pets?

The best treatments for your pet are those prescribed by your veterinarian. These can include one or a combination of supplements, physical rehab, massage, medications, acupuncture and surgery on the most severe cases. That being said, there are things you can do at home to optimize your pet’s results. Ensure they get plenty of low-impact exercises and healthy food. You can also make your home more comfortable for your pet by installing padding and step ladders to help your pet move around and prevent injury.

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