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Pet Arthritis FAQs

If your pet is showing arthritis symptoms, don’t brush it off as part of the aging process. At Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital, serving Bossier City, LA, and the surrounding areas, we can help your pet cope with arthritis pain to live a normal life.

What Is Pet Arthritis?

Arthritis is a degenerative disease that causes wear and tear of the joints in cats and dogs. Arthritis causes the cartilage cushioning joints to break down and the adjacent bones to rub against each other. As a result, bone spurs occur around the bones, leading to pain, stiffness, and other health complications.

Contributing factors of arthritis include hip dysplasia, joint malformation, injuries, and infections. Certain pets are also at a higher risk. For instance, Labradors and German Shepherds are at an increased risk of arthritis. Also, obesity puts pressure on the joints, increasing the risk of arthritis.

What Are the Signs of Arthritis?

If you notice the below signs and symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian for arthritis diagnosis:

  • Limping
  • Challenges climbing stairs
  • Loss of interest in participating in active games
  • Difficulty in sitting or standing up
  • Sleeping for prolonged hours

While arthritis is associated with older pets, it can also plague younger pets. Watch out for arthritis symptoms in all pets, including the young ones.

How Does a Vet Treat Pet Arthritis?

First, our veterinarian accurately diagnosis your pet to devise a proper treatment plan. After diagnosis, our vet will discuss the various treatment options available. First, if your pet is overweight, we will advise a diet and exercise regimen to help reduce weight.

Secondly, we may prescribe pain medications and joint supplements to manage the symptoms of arthritis. However, watch out for any stomach problems because some medications have side effects.

Book an Appointment with a Bossier City, LA, Animal Hospital

Arthritis lowers your pet’s quality of life by restricting mobility and inflicting pain. Luckily, your pet can live a better life with treatment from Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital in Bossier City, LA. Please book an appointment today by calling (318) 742-5353, and our veterinary team will help your pet live a pain-free life.

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Bossier City Office

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Appointment Hours

Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 am 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 am 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 am 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 am 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 am 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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