How to help an arthritic pet at home
If your pet is diagnosed with arthritis, there are plenty of things you can do at home to help them feel more comfortable.
We recommend a multi-pronged attack as this helps to reduce the need for large amounts of medication and will lessen the potential side effects of any one treatment.
6 tips for an arthritis-friendly home:
Keep your pet lean to help reduce the load on their joints
Consider feeding a diet specifically formulated for arthritis (ask us for the best recommendation)
Continue to exercise your pet in moderation; gentle daily walks for dogs help keep the joints moving and muscles toned
Provide a warm and comfortable bed with plenty of padding
Use a portable ramp to help your dog in and out of the car
Provide an additional piece of furniture (like an ottoman) so your cat doesn’t have to jump so high to reach his favourite spot
Ask us for more information on how to make your home arthritis-friendly.