Arthritis is a disease of the joints that typically reduces a pet’s mobility and causes pain. The onset of arthritis can happen for many reasons, but the more common form results from simple joint wear and tear that’s often accelerated by conditions like hip dysplasia. This type of arthritis is referred to as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease.
Although you can’t halt the progression of the disease, the onset of severe arthritis in pets can often be delayed and its symptoms — pain, weakness, difficulty rising, limping and muscle wasting — alleviated using a variety of accessible and effective approaches to both prevention and treatment. Early intervention is key in helping slow down the progression of arthritis.
No matter how severe the diagnosis is, or if they’re in the beginning stages, St. Matthews Animal Clinic has every kind of treatment you can find.
Diet & Exercise Plan
Movoflex Joint Supplement
Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories: Rimadyl, Metacam