Business Profile: Royston Vets – Arthritis in Cats & Dogs…

Royston Vets: Arthritis in Cats & Dogs…

Just like humans, animals can suffer from arthritis. Also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, this condition results in the cartilage lining of the joint wearing down, resulting in inflammation, swelling and pain.

Signs to look out for:
• Limping/ shuffling when they walk
• Stiffness in legs (particularly in the morning/ after they wake up or when the weather is colder)
• Difficulty getting up out of bed or jumping up and down from couches
• Licking or nibbling certain joints
• Vocalising in pain when touched
• Struggles climbing stairs
• Reduced activity and reluctance to play
• Lack of energy or changes in personality

If you are spotting these signs, we recommend consulting your vet for a full physical examination and assessment.

If you need more advice ring Royston Vet Centre on 01763 242221 –
Our new practice is located at Flint Cross, Royston, SG8 7PN, there is easy access to the practice with ample car parking.
Our opening hours will run Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm and Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm.