Arthritis Pain Relief for Dogs and Cats

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Arthritis Pain Relief for Dogs and Cats How Can You Determine If Your Pet Has Arthritis Does your pet spend more time snoozing in her bed lags behind on walks is less interested in her toys or doesn’t jump up on the bed anymore Could these be signs that your pet has arthritis Could your pet have some other health condition Or just slowing down with age It can be difficult for you as a pet owner to know exactly what is going on with your beloved dog or cat. Oftentimes while some pets may show obvious signs of arthritis such as a limp the signs of pain are often more obvious and easily mistaken for those of many other pet health conditions. What Causes Arthritis While there are different types of arthritis the most common is osteoarthritis also known as degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is a painful progressive disease that can affect one or more joints such as the hips knees elbows shoulders and areas of the spine. Usually it starts when stress damages the protective layer of cartilage covering the bone within the joint. This can result from trauma or joint instability or from an underlying orthopedic condition such as hip dysplasia. In some cases it occurs with age. The damaged cartilage releases enzymes that can lead to inflammation. And the underlying bone responds by producing extra bone around the margins where the injury occurred. Obesity can put extra stress on the joint further exacerbating the problem. The pain comes from the nerve endings in the exposed bone and from the inflamed tissues in and around the joint including the ligaments tendons and joint capsule. To help reduce pain your pet may favor that joint or simply be less active which can lead to muscle wasting and reduced overall mobility. What Are the Signs of Arthritis in Dogs The signs can vary depending on the joints affected and the severity of the disease. Your dog may lag behind on walks or even show a periodic limp. Often she may struggle when trying to rise from a resting position. She may appear stiff especially in the morning but may improve as the day goes on. We need arthritis relief for dogs. Some of signs of arthritis in dogs include: Dog discomfort A dog that is struggling to relieve his arthritis pain may twist and turn into several different positions none of which will seem to make him more comfortable. When your dog starts trying out these new positions it’s another sign that he’s trying to compensate for the discomfort. Arthritis relief for dogs could be needed. After all dogs dont just “try something new” for the heck of it. His reason for change is often pain due to his pain. Behavior changes Shifts in behavior are often the first clue that something is wrong with your dog. A decline in appetite is one of the most common signs. When dogs are hurting they dont feel like eating. Especially notice when your dog is snapping

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appearing agitated or has house-training accidents. When obvious signs like a pile on your carpet a normally docile dog who suddenly snaps at your hand or any other behavior that appears to be “off” with your dog occurs its time to speak to your vet. Difficulty in moving A likely candidate for a diagnosis of arthritis in a dog is one who’s trembling limping moving slowly or struggling to get up after sleeping or is stiff until he gets moving. Though more than half of all dogs are overweight your dogs difficulty moving is likely to be a combination of weight and arthritis. He can cope with arthritis and alleviate his pain better by getting the extra weight off. Fortunately changing your dog’s diet with the direction of your veterinarian can help with that. Exclamation of pain When your dog suddenly whines or cries when he moves he’s letting you know that hes in pain. He may also cry out when you’re petting him. He may bark less because barking is too much trouble. No matter how much hes vocalizing you should notice anything out of the ordinary. This is a good sign that he needs some help. Are the Signs of Arthritis Different in Cats Cats are generally better at masking pain or illness than dogs and for many years it was widely understood that cats weren’t affected by arthritis. But now we know that isn’t true. Unlike dogs cats are less likely to show an obvious limp. You may notice that your cat doesn’t jump to the heights she once did. She may use other furniture or objects to help her reach the heights that she previously reached. She may slowly ease herself off of higher places instead of leaping onto the floor. You might notice that your cat grooms herself less often resulting in mats of fur forming. She may be more irritable while petting her in certain areas like the lower back. She may also have accidents outside the litter box if the sides of the box are too high or she needs to go up or down stairs to reach the box. Could It Be Something Other Than Arthritis The signs of arthritis can be similar to those of other medical conditions. Consequently the right diagnosis is important to make sure your pet receives the most successful treatment possible. Unclear signs could be the result of many diseases for example a general decrease in activity. Even more specific signs such as periodic limping or a decrease in jumping can be associated with other medical conditions. Those conditions include:  Injuries to muscles tendons or ligaments.  Cancer typically involving the bone or cartilage  Infectious arthritis caused by bacteria i.e. those transmitted through tick bites viruses or other organisms.  Immune-mediated arthritis cells of the bodys immune system damage joint cartilage.  Conditions that cause muscle weakness or lethargy such as thyroid disease in dogs. How Is a Diagnosis Made

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Your veterinarian will start by taking a thorough medical history and performing a physical exam. She may recommend blood tests and other diagnostics to help rule out other diseases. X-rays are often helpful in diagnosing arthritis but other tests such as an analysis of joint fluid may also be recommended. Although there’s no cure for arthritis your veterinarian can recommend ways to help reduce the pain slow the progression of disease and help your pet be more comfortable. That way your pet will be more likely to feel up to more of the toy-chasing walking and snuggling-on-the-couch activities that make you both happy. Your Veterinarian Can Help Although many medical conditions can cause several signs of pain any or all of these signs could mean that your pet may be suffering from arthritis. Although growing older is inevitable living in pain is often preventable. Don’t waste time. Schedule a check-up with your veterinarian and tell her exactly what youre seeing in your pets behavior. Meanwhile there are other good options. Pain medications and natural nutritional supplements can provide an alternative that will very likely have your dog moving more comfortably and feeling better very soon. Arthritis Pain Relief for Your Dog or Cat You want your pet to be healthy and active for as long as possible by relieving the pain swelling and stiffness associated with joint problems and arthritis. Arthritis medication for your dog or cat may be required. Homeopathic ingredients can help keep your pet moving and it’s a safe natural way to lessen joint discomfort-so you can spend more quality time together. Homeopathy is a very unique system of medicine because the ingredients are used at levels generally understood to be non-toxic with no negative side effects. The use of homeopathic ingredients for particular conditions is based on homeopathic proof that is recorded in the Homeopathic Materia Medica. Arthritis or Joint Pain Relieve Your Dog or Cat Limited Time Offer Apply Today to Try A Bottle Risk FREE Click Here or On The Image Above To Apply For Your Risk Free Bottle

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