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                                  Saturdays 8am to 3pm

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We can be contacted on 02 6291 7711 or info@tuggeranongvet.com

  

Arthritis and your pet

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a degenerative disease that causes the cartilage in joints to wear away, which may result in pain and inflammation.

 

Signs of arthritis

  • Stiffness and/or limping after resting

  • Trouble or reluctance to go up or down stairs

  • Slowing down on walks

  • Excessive licking or chewing at a joint

  • Change in behaviour

 

Causes of arthritis

There are many different causes for arthritis including: injury, age, weight, breed and disease.

 

Treatment for arthritis

Arthritis isn't always preventable but there are things you can do for your pet to help ease their pain and discomfit.

  • Weight management – keeping your pet at a healthy weight will help reduce pressure on their joints.

  • Exercise – Regular gentle exercise will keep your pet moving eg, walking or swimming.

  • Food – There are foods specifically aimed at providing your pet with additional vitamins and minerals to help reduce inflammation and ease pain.

  • Environment – Ensuring your pet has a warm, dry and comfortable place to live is important. A comfortable well padded bed will help protect sore joints.

  • Medications – There are a variety of medications to help your pet. Injections are available to help slow the progress of arthritis as well as anti-inflammatory and pain relieving treatments to help keep them comfortable.

 

 

 

 

If you are concerned that your pet may have arthritis talk to your vet about ways you can help.