Senior pets have special needs and deserve special attention. Maybe you’ve noticed your older companion is slowing down or drinking more water. Perhaps they have gained/lost weight without any changes in their diet. Too often these days, families are so busy that it’s hard enough just to keep up with the vaccines and annual exams, and since our older pets are quiet and unobtrusive, it’s easy to overlook early warning signs of health issues.
Medical Therapeutic Options For the Treatment of Arthritis in Dogs and Cats:
As our pets age, they may develop stiff joints or may be unable to stand up or walk as easily as in the past. Dogs and cats are afflicted with arthritis, similar to how the condition affects humans, and there are many different medical therapies that can be used to provide relief of the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.
Over time, pain may progress from mild in nature (walking more slowly than normal or decrease in exercise tolerance) to more moderate (difficulty standing/sitting down, stiff gait, inability to go up and down stairs, inability to jump, etc) or severe (inability to stand up, inability to walk)