- Behavioral changes are the most common indicator of arthritis in cats
- These changes could also mean something else, so it is best to check with your veterinarian if you observe them
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are effective at managing pain from arthritis and other causes
- They can also have serious side effects, and most over-the-counter versions are unsafe for pets
- The rewards of giving your animal companion the gift of a peaceful and gentle passing can be many.
- Planning is key to a smooth transition. You should consider your wishes for the final moments, your budget, and what you want to do in case of a sudden change in your pet’s condition.
- Arthritis is a common condition in dogs and cats. It cannot be cured, but it can be managed
- There are a number of options for treating arthritis. Combining multiple approaches leads to the best results.
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There’s that old saying about the cobbler’s children having no shoes. As a veterinarian, sometimes I feel ashamed after dropping the ball with my own babies. Like the time my Lab found a stash of raisins I didn’t even know I had. Then did it again two weeks later. I’m supposed to know better! I have had a few occasions to feel guilty when I realized I had been missing some important but subtle signs once they’re back to their usual selves. What I’m trying to tell you is that you will get no judgement here. 20% of dogs suffer from arthritis pain and some ofmore…
- Nutritional supplements, sometimes called nutraceuticals, can play a key role in the management of chronic pain and inflammation
- But buyer beware: supplements are not subject to approval by the FDA. What does this mean to you, the consumer?
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