Lameness and joint pain are one of the most common reasons pets are brought into our vet clinic. The causes are varied, but in our senior pets, lameness is often secondary to a recent injury or to arthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD). DJD occurs when the cartilage within one or more joints is worn away, leading to inflammation, pain and reduced quality of life. This is usually due to wear and
If you have told yourself your pet is “just getting old”, then your pet needs to be checked out in a veterinary consult. A reduction in exercise or activity levels is not a sign of age – it’s more likely a sign of disease.
One of these is arthritic disease which can cause your pet to be less physically active simply because exercise causes them pain. But why should your pet suffer, especially