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Arthritis Treatment for Pets

As your pets age, they are more susceptible to diseases like arthritis. Though arthritis can also impact younger pets, senior pets are most impacted by it. There is no cure but our veterinary team offers comprehensive health care that helps alleviate any pain your furry friend might be experiencing. If you have any questions about our arthritis treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us at 403.337.3221.

How does arthritis affect my pet?

Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that progressively worsens the wearing away of your pet’s bone cartilage. This process creates inflammation and pain in these areas of the joints where there is no longer any protective cushion. The most common areas of your pet’s body that might be affected by arthritis are their limbs and lower spine. If your pet has arthritis, you might notice difficulty getting up after laying down or sitting, tiredness, wincing when touched and a decrease in the activity level, particularly if they enjoy playing.

How can I treat my pet’s arthritis?

Since there is no cure for arthritis, our team can work with you to find a treatment plan that works to decrease any discomfort your pet might be feeling. This might look like incorporating treatments like laser therapy that decrease inflammation and pain, making dietary changes and incorporating different types of exercises into your pet’s daily routine. Our main goal is to ensure your pet’s arthritis isn’t affecting their quality of life by incorporating a combination of medicine and lifestyle changes that support their health.

How does laser therapy work to treat arthritis?

Laser therapy is a therapeutic treatment that helps provide relief for your pet’s aches and pains. With the help of our Multi-wave Locked System (MLS) Therapy Laser, your pet will experience a reduction in swelling, pain and inflammation. The laser is pet-friendly and will not be harmful to your furry family member. Other benefits of laser therapy are:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Faster wound healing
  • Improved never function
  • Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth