Ricky is our loving senior (17+ years young) cat. Ricky’s ‘cat arthritis’ started when he was 15 and has increasingly become worse over the past 2 years. We’ve got Ricky on a regimen of anti-inflammatory medications and, more recently, on some other advanced forms of treatment including acupuncture and laser therapy. We would do anything to keep our
This week’s guest blogger is Lisa Luckenbach. Lisa is the founder and creator of WiggleLess® Back Braces for dogs. Read about her personal struggle caring for dogs with IVDD, some tips and medications that help dogs with IVDD, and her back braces that can help ease the pain. The actual Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) diagnosis was a shock to us
As we discussed last week, cats are very good at hiding their pain and it can be difficult to know if they are uncomfortable. The best thing is to voice your concerns to your veterinarian so that you may work together to determine if your cat has arthritis and, if so, the best way of treating arthritis in
In the last few weeks I have stressed the importance of maintaining a healthy weight for your pet and that pet obesity can lead to several healthy issues. One of the most common of these obesity related diseases is arthritis, which can affect both dogs and cats. Arthritis is difficult to diagnose and often overlooked in our cat population
Veterinary diets are an essential tool in managing many common health conditions for our pets. These are diets that have been formulated to treat specific health concerns and are prescribed by your veterinarian. The pet food manufactures who develop veterinary diets do extensive testing and research to create an optimal formula that will best manage your pet’s specific health concern.
Last time we discussed preventing arthritis but if your dog or cat already has signs of arthritis–be it mild or severe–there are many things you can do to help keep him pain free. Try a specialty diet such as the J/D diet made by Hill’s Prescription Diets, which is specifically formulated for dogs and cats with joint disease.
Arthritis is a common ailment for many dogs and cats. It can be a source of chronic pain and negatively affect their quality of life. Also known as degenerative joint disease, arthritis occurs when a joint is unstable. This causes the bones to move abnormally, first rubbing against cartilage and then, when the cartilage erodes, rubbing bone against