With all the running, jumping and pouncing around our furry friends do, it is common for their joints to take a beating. All these activities combined with age can lead to arthritis in your pet. It is a common ailment in pets and our experienced veterinarians at Abbey Animal Hospital can help them fight off arthritis. Call us for an appointment today at 905-827-4100 to know more about treatment options.
What are the signs of arthritis in pets?
Here are some common signs of arthritis in cats and dogs:
- Chronic pain and discomfort
- Inflammation around joints
- Difficulty moving around and/or jumping
- Holding a limb up or holding a leg strangely
What causes arthritis in cats and dogs?
Arthritis in dogs can either be degenerative or developmental. Degenerative joint problems arise due to breakdown in the joint over time. Developmental joint problems occur due to a joint not developing properly.
In cats, arthritis mostly occurs due to degenerative causes as they age. It can also be caused due to injury, infection or weight gain.
What’s the best treatment for arthritis in cats and dogs?
Treatment options range from medication, physical therapy to weight management. However, each patient needs a curated treatment plan. Bring your pet in for a consultation and the experts at our hospital will help you and your furry friend find the best-suited treatment plan.