What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a type of arthritis that occurs when the tissue in your dog or cat’s joints starts to get worn down, causing bones to rub against one another. This not only makes it more difficult for your pet to get around, but OA can also cause severe pain. Without treatment, your pet’s pain can continue to get worse.
Osteoarthritis in Felines
Osteoarthritis pain can be a serious health problem for your cat. And cats hide almost everything, especially pain. You know your cat’s playful ways and what she loves better than anyone. Changes in these behaviors cold be signs of osteoarthritis pain. Your veterinarian relies on you to report changes in your cat’s behavior for more accurate diagnoses. If it is found that your cat is showing signs of OA-related pain, helping your cat begins by talking to your vet.
Feline OA Pain Checklist
Learn more about the symptoms and signs of OA in your cat by following the checklist HERE.
Feline Treatment Option
We are proud to carry Solensia, the first and only FDA-Approved treatment to control OA pain in cats. While cat OA isn’t curable, the pain from OA can now be effectively managed.
Solensia helps your cat get back to moving more freely again and stops OA pain from disrupting the unique bond they share with out in a once-monthly injection.
To find out if Solensia is right for your cat, please consult your veterinarian.
Dasuquin by Nutramax is a line of dietary supplements that promote joint health in felines. Dasuquin contains glucosamine and chondroitin, which are thought to improve mobility, slow cartilage destruction, and prevent the breakdown of the fluid that lubricates the joints.
Osteoarthritis in Canines
According to the American Kennel Club, Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs, particularly in seniors and large breeds. Although there is no cure for this progressive condition, identifying the problem early and initiating appropriate management can help keep your dog active and improve quality of life.
Canine OA Pain Checklist
Learn more about the symptoms and signs of OA in your dog by following the checklist HERE.
Canine Treatment Options
We are pleased to announce that we now have Librela in stock, the first and only monthly injectable anti-nerve growth factor (NGF) monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy for dogs suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) pain. This innovative treatment has been proven to provide relief and improve the quality of life for dogs living with OA pain.
If you have noticed your canine friend struggling with OA pain, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our experienced team. Librela may be the solution your pet needs to regain their comfort and mobility. Our dedicated veterinarians will assess your dog’s specific needs and determine if Librela is the right choice for them.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS (pronounced en-saids), are the most prescribed medications for managing conditions such as arthritis. NSAIDS are effective in relieving pain and reducing inflammation.
Dasuquin by Nutramax is a line of dietary supplements that promote joint health in canines. Dasuquin contains glucosamine and chondroitin, which are thought to improve mobility, slow cartilage destruction, and prevent the breakdown of the fluid that lubricates the joints.
A disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) acts on the tissues involved in OA to prevent the progression of structural changes. Inline NSAIDS, nutraceuticals or joint supplements that focus primarily on managing the pain associated with OA, Adequan Canine not only provides fast relief but also effectively treats the disease of OA, not just the clinical signs.