Joint Disease in Dogs and Cats

Cats and dogs experience joint and other orthopedic pain, such as arthritis, just like humans do. However, unlike humans, our pets cannot tell us when they are feeling pain. Orthopedic exams at your veterinarian are a great way to assess your pet’s skeletal health. Our doctors recommend a number of things that can help your pet live a comfortable life. Keeping your pet at a healthy weight is most important. Nearly 50% of adult cats and dogs are overweight! Daily exercise, prescription diets (Hill’s j/d), glucosamine supplements (Dasuquin), medications, fish oils (Omegaderms and EFA Capsules), will help keep your pet live a happy and pain free life!

Courtney Calabrese CSR