Signs of arthritis in cats: Landing in a heap when jumping down Hesitant to jump down from your lap or from the furniture Reluctant to climb fences or trees Scruffy or matted coat as they are no longer able to groom easily
Signs of arthritis in dogs: Stiff and sometimes sore when getting up after lying down- especially in the morning Trouble jumping up onto furniture or into the car Behaviour changes - growling or grumpy when sore joints are touched Muscle loss especially over spine, the hips and around the hind legs
6 tips for an arthritis-friendly home: Keep your pet lean to help reduce the load on their joints Consider feeding a diet specifically formulated for arthritis (ask us for the best recommendation) Continue to exercise your pet in moderation; gentle daily walks help keep the joints moving and muscles toned Provide a warm and comfortable bed with plenty of padding Use a portable ramp to help your dog in and out of the car Provide an additional piece of furniture (like an ottoman) so your cat doesn't have to jump so high to reach his favourite spot
For more info on signs, symptoms and managing Arthritis at home click here.
As the weather cool down so do some of our beloved pets. Many people put the signs of arthritis down to "getting old" but have you ever thought that your pet might actually be in pain? There are things we can do to help manage and improve the longevity of your pet. Snowy Vets have put together an Arthritis pack to do just that.
It contains Bottle of Fish oil, a pack of 4cyte (glucosamine) and a course of Synovan injections. It also comes with Arthritis management information and a personalised dosage chart. We have found that a combination of these 3 products produces great results for our furry friends.
So if you dog is a bit stiff and sore or slowing down, give us a call and book in for an initial consult. Our Arthritis pack contains everything you need to get started, so get on board today.
Remember our Arthritis pack contains everything you need to get started, so get on board today. Give us a call 6455 7800 or click here.