Growing older is mandatory but pain can be optional. As your pet enters their golden years, they may be affected by arthritis. This can make it harder and more painful for them to enjoy everyday pleasures like they used to. To help your pet age gracefully, our team is here to help create a pain management plan to alleviate any pain or discomfort they may feel. For more information about our arthritis treatment, contact us at 403-457-3911.
How do I know if my pet has arthritis?
A tell-tale sign your pet may have arthritis is if they can no longer do certain tasks with ease as they used to such as walking up and down the stairs. For peace of mind, bring them in for a checkup, so one of our veterinarians can accurately diagnose and treat them. Other common signs of arthritis in pets are:
- Stiff or swollen joints
- Limping or wincing when touched
- Increased irritability or aggression
- Difficulty moving around
Can arthritis be cured?
Arthritis is caused by the wear and tear of your pet’s joints as they age. This can cause their bones to rub together causing pain and inflammation. The sad truth is that arthritis can’t be cured but it can be managed. Our best plan of attack is to alleviate your pet’s discomfort through medication, nutritional supplements or physical rehabilitation. Keeping in mind their age, lifestyle and health status, our veterinarians will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your pet’s individual needs.