The Veterinary Hospital – Winter Newsletter 2017

When your pet is young they are agile and ready to run a marathon on their daily walk, but as age creeps in, so do the aches and pains. You may notice as your cat or dog rises from their cosy bed, a slight stiffness as they walk, maybe limping a little. Has there been a reluctance to exercise, or is even climbing the stairs more difficult? These could be signs that your pet is developing osteoarthritis, which causes inflamed, stiff and painful joints, so limiting their mobility. Osteoarthritis, generally affects middle-aged and older pets, but some younger, larger breeds can also suffer from this condition…

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