Studies show that one in five dogs suffers from arthritis. As a pet owner, you may feel that your aging dog is slowing down and becoming less active due to maturity. In fact, he may be experiencing joint pain. Arthritis is a chronic illness and can become debilitating. There are many ways to approach relieving your dog of arthritic pain. As pet owners, we must remember that pets are brave creatures who will often mask their discomfort.
Most of the symptoms seen in pets with arthritis result from pain. As a result, treatment for arthritis in dogs is geared toward reducing pain and maintaining muscle mass and joint mobility. This is best accomplished by using a combination of treatments rather than relying on only one medication or treatment option. In order to preserve your pet’s quality of life, visit Dr. Oppenheimer to receive advice and arthritis therapy.