With the right treatment and care, even arthritic pets can live comfortable and happy lives.
Arthritis in pets is a condition that affects the joints. It causes inflammation and pain. It is a common condition in dogs and cats, especially as they age, and can be caused by a variety of factors such as genetics, obesity, injury, as well as wear and tear on the joints over time. If you suspect that your pet may be suffering from arthritis, it is important to consult with your veterinarian – call us at 204-728-0033.
The first signs of arthritis may be subtle and difficult to detect, especially in the early stages of the disease. Here are some common signs to look for:
If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please have them evaluated sooner rather than later.
Unfortunately, arthritis can be very painful for pets, as it causes inflammation and damage to the joints. In some cases, the pain may be severe enough to significantly impact your pet's quality of life and overall well-being. Overtime, the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis can contribute to a decreased level of activity, which can further exacerbate the problem and lead to weight gain and other health issues.
Although arthritis can't be cured, it can be well maintained to improve your pet's quality of life. Treatment options are always available to help manage the pain:
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