Osteoarthritis is a common, chronic condition in both cats and dogs.
Understanding the symptoms, treatment options, and management strategies will help you keep your pet comfortable as they age. There is no cure for Osteoarthritis, however, with the right care; you can keep your pet active well into their senior years.
Common causes of arthritis include: Age wear and tear, genetics, obesity and lack of exercise. Osteoarthritis is a disease that requires lifelong management, and we recommend a ‘multi-modal’ approach, combining several different therapies and lifestyle changes, including: Weight management, lifestyle modifications, medical and/or surgical interventions, and alternative therapies. While it cannot be cured, many cases of arthritis can be effectively managed to minimise your pet’s pain and inflammation, slow the progression of the disease and help to maximise their quality of life.