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Arthritis is a debilitating condition in pets. It tends to come on slowly and therefore it is often misinterpreted by owners.
The owner may assume it is a normal part of their pets’ aging process that they slow down. It is in a dogs’ nature not to show pain quickly, nor do they vocalize or cry easily. As a result, we often start managing arthritis in the later stages. By paying careful attention to your pets’ behavior and having a veterinarian examine your pet, the diagnosis of arthritis can be made in the early stages.
A good physical examination with x-rays can specifically identify which joints are involved. Reducing the inflammation is the primary goal. This can be accomplished by using a variety of treatments listed under Arthritis Therapy. By treating arthritis early, there are many more options available and your pet will have a much improved quality of life.
At Ehrlich Animal Hospital and Arthritis Therapy Center, we value feedback from our clients. Here is a small sample of the hundreds of happy and healthy pets that we have cared for since 1992.