Arthritis in Senior Pets
Arthritis Causes Pain
The following are symptoms your pet might show if there is joint pain:
Change in behaviour
Slowing down or getting tired quicker
Difficulty jumping, climbing stairs or running
Difficulty getting up from a lying position
Stiffness, limping or altered gait
Licking of a joint
Reluctance to play
Start Treatment Early
The aim of the treatment is to slow down the degenerative effect of the arthritis in the joints. (Slow down the snowball effect.)
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Aim of treatment for Arthritis in Pets:
Slow down the progress of arthritis
Improve the cartilage and inside of joint
Keep your pet mobile and pain free
Prevent loss of muscle mass
Treatment of Arthritis in Pets
Zydax is the foundational treatment of arthritis. It is given as a series of injections, one per week for four weeks. This is then repeated every six months.
Zydax acts in multiple ways:
Stimulates the regeneration of cartilage cells
Inhibits the destructive enzymes that damage cartilage
Stimulates joint capsule cells to produce lubricating joint fluid
Reduces swelling and blocks inflammatory processes
Improves blood flow and nutrition to joint structures
Supportive Arthritis Treatment for Senior Pets
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulphate
Green Lipped Mussel
Mobility Diets such as Delicate Care Mobility and Royal Canin Mobility
Blood Tests And Age Related Diseases
Recommendation: annual blood test from the age of 7 years onwards.
With our in-house Idexx Laboratory we can run the blood tests while you wait.
What do we test for?
Thyroid gland function
Red blood and white blood cell counts
Call us to book your appointment at Hilton Vet Hospital today.