November is #seniorpetmonth and in honour of our silver-haired beauties our #tuesdaytips will focus on senior issues.
Today we will focus on joint care.
A few signs of joint problems for dogs include: limping, stiffness (especially after resting), slower to get up, difficulty climbing stairs, reluctant to play high activity games, lagging behind or tiring easily during walks.
Signs of joint problems in cats include: decreased activity, trouble jumping off/ onto surfaces, walking stiffly, limping, or increased social reclusiveness.
We have a few different options for helping combat joint issues in our senior pets. There are powder, liquid and chewable supplements that can add Glucosamine HCL, Omega 3 and other helpful ingredients to their diet. We also carry multiple veterinary exclusive diets with added joint care supplements. For more acute care, we offer injection medication and laser therapy.
Speak to one of our veterinarians at your next visit or schedule a consultation to discuss what options would be best for your individual pet's needs