Nurse Clinic - Mobility
Arthritis is not just a disease of the elderly. Younger dogs are affected too.
Arthritis is a common condition in our dogs and cats effecting 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 8, and 9 out of 10 cats over the age of 12. Arthritis, however, is not just a disease of the elderly. Younger dogs are affected too, usually in relation to hereditary conditions such as hip and elbow dysplasia.
Arthritis is a chronically painful disease, which can affect not only mobility, but posture, physical capability, and behaviour. It also exposes our pets to further potential physical trauma, from trips and falls.
Arthritis is an extremely complex disease. It cannot be cured, and it is progressive. It can however be well managed using several different avenues to help maximise the mobility of our pets, and to minimise the pain they experience.
Following referral from one of our vets, the nurse will assess your pet's current mobility and body condition. They will then offer advice on appropriate complimentary therapies, supplements, environmental modifications, and exercises to help your pet get around more comfortably. The nurse will continue to support you during follow up appointments so you can be sure that your pet is always getting the best care.