Has your pet lost the spring in their step? Do you notice they don’t jump as far or often as they used to? This might be a sign of arthritis, a highly prevalent disease in dogs and cats. Pets affected by arthritis need ample attention and care that our experienced vets and skilled vet technicians, massage therapists, and acupuncture specialists can provide. For more information on our arthritis services, contact us at 306-545-7211.
What is included in arthritis treatment for dogs and cats?
Treatments for pets differ based on their condition, disease severity, breed, and other criteria as assessed by the veterinarian. Based on all these considerations, the vet might suggest treatment that includes pain relief medication, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture sessions.
Can arthritis affect young dogs and cats?
While age is a significant risk factor for arthritis in pets, there are cases of arthritis in younger dogs and cats as well.
Are dogs with arthritis euthanized?
Arthritis can severely impact the quality of life of dogs and other types of pets when combined with aging. Pets are only euthanized when the quality of life is significantly low and not merely on diagnoses of arthritis. It is considered a last option for all patients, only when the patient is no longer responsive to all other treatment options.