Arthritis and your pet
June 1, 2021
This month we are going to look at a very common condition experienced by many pets, particularly dogs and cats.
Arthritis is THE most common cause of chronic pain in dogs and cats. It affects 4 out of 5 older dogs and 2 out of every 3 cats. 80 to 90% of pain cases seen at Rowan are as a result of arthritis. This disease is not curable. It is a progressive disease which initially focuses on the moving joints of the body. In the long term it will affect your pet’s whole body and is the major cause of euthanasia because of the loss of quality of life.
Arthritis is a very complex disease. It requires an owner to work closely with a vet to help control the pain. This will maximise the animal’s mobility to ensure a full and active life.
Find out more about arthritis in dogs
Find out more about arthritis in cats
Over the next month we are going to look at how this disease progresses. We will help you understand the part you play and how, by working with the vet, you can make a big difference in your pet’s life.
If you recognise any of the symptoms or issues shared in your pet, call the team today on 01772 639800 OR 01253 766352 or open a chat in PetsApp.
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