Does your dog have arthritis?
Just like us, our pets can unfortunately develop arthritis. It’s a painful and often permanent joint disease that will get progressively worse over time. Although it is most commonly associated with older dogs, younger dogs can develop the disease also.
What to look for
Lameness and limping are the most obvious signs of arthritis but some dogs may only begin to show subtle changes that can often be mistaken for ‘normal’ signs of ageing. In severe cases, this condition can become debilitating and even crippling.
If you answer yes to 5 or more of the following then your dog may be suffering from arthritis:
- They seem particularly stiff on a morning or after a long period of inactivity
- They chew or lick particular joints
- They’re more sensitive to touch and can growl when being approached
- They struggle going up or down stairs
- Getting into the car or on the sofa isn’t as easy as it once seemed
- They don’t rush to greet you when you get home as often anymore
- Walks seem to be getting slower
Unfortunately with arthritis, as the disease progresses the more painful it is, so it’s advisable to begin treatment as soon as possible.
There are a number of treatment options available including a product named 4cyte.
4Cyte is the new innovative, all natural, oral joint supplement that you can buy over the counter in our clinic. 4Cyte has been scientifically proven to significantly relieve your dog from arthritic signs within 14 days and continue with daily use.*
Alternatively, if you would prefer to have a consult with a veterinarian regarding your dog’s arthritis and to discuss other treatments please call us on 08 9192 1319 to book.
*Study carried out at the University of Melbourne and presented at the American College of Internal Medicine.