Pet Arthritis

No Pet Should Suffer Arthritis

Arthritis is a painful condition for pets that affects their joint cartilage, causing stiffness and limiting mobility. It doesn’t just affect their joints; it also impacts their entire lifestyle. At Toptails Vet, we understand the importance of taking action against arthritis. Treating arthritis requires medical expertise and a deep understanding of how it affects your pet’s daily life.

Signs of Arthritis

Detecting pet arthritis requires a keen eye. The following are telltale signs to be aware of:
  • Limping or refusal to walk
  • Difficulty lying down or standing
  • Trouble climbing stairs or jumping
  • Reduced playfulness
  • Growling, posturing, or crying
If your otherwise healthy pet displays any of these signs, they may have arthritis. Early detection is crucial. Our Toptails Vet experts are trained to spot these signals with thorough physical exams, sharp clinical observations, and state-of-the-art diagnostics like digital X-rays.

Easing Discomfort and Mobility Issues

The goal of arthritis treatment is to alleviate pain. We may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other pain medications tailored to your pet’s needs to alleviate discomfort and inflammation. However, we don’t stop there. We also implement a nutritional overhaul and joint-strengthening supplements loaded with glucosamine, chondroitin, and omega-3s. These supplements fortify joints and slow down the progression of arthritis. For comprehensive care, physical therapy and laser therapy treatments are excellent options. Our pet laser therapy stimulates healing, reduces pain, and improves your pet’s comfort and mobility, allowing them to enjoy a more fulfilling and active life.

Let Toptails Vet Help

Pets are experts at hiding pain, but when arthritis strikes, the signs can be unmistakable. If you notice your pet struggling to keep up, it’s time to call in the experts at Toptails Vet. We’re here to turn the tide against arthritis, minimizing your pet’s discomfort and maximizing their zest for life.

Toptails Vet provides the best puppy and kitten care services in Puyallup, South Hill, Bonney Lake, Tacoma, Auburn, Graham, Tehaleh, Lake Tapps, and the surrounding areas.

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