Arthritis in pets closely resembles the condition in humans, characterized by inflammation of their joints. As inflammation progresses, it leads to swelling, causing pain, stiffness, and a decrease in mobility. Our commitment to recognizing and mitigating pain in animals is integral to providing excellent patient care.
The symptoms of arthritis can vary widely, ranging from mild to severe. As a pet owner, you play a crucial role in detecting these changes and symptoms by observing your pet's behavior during interactions. Early detection allows our skilled veterinarians to initiate treatment before symptoms escalate into a more severe and disabling state.
A precise diagnosis is the cornerstone of effective treatment. To achieve this, we rely on a comprehensive approach, including a thorough medical history review, physical examination, radiographs, and blood tests. Recognizing that each pet is unique, our dedicated team, led by Dr. Roehrenbeck and Dr. Little, tailors a personalized treatment plan to address your pet's specific needs.
Treatment strategies may encompass dietary adjustments, tailored exercise routines, advanced laser therapy, medication, and weight management. These elements work together to alleviate joint stress, enhance muscle strength, and ultimately ensure your pet's ongoing happiness and comfort.