What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, and in the same way humans can develop it as they grow older, pets are also susceptible. Arthritis is just as uncomfortable for animals as it is for humans, and is a common problem for many dogs. Whilst typically seen in older dogs, the condition can develop at any time, and it is commonly worse in overweight & unfit dogs. Physiotherapy and a weight management programme can help to relieve some of the pressure on the joints, by maximising the range of movement and fitness of the muscles.
How do we treat arthritis?
At Physio Vet, we see over 70 arthritis patients at the clinic each week, and treat them using a multi-modal arthritis management programme for managing & improving arthritis patients.
As part of this programme, we develop a bespoke plan, incorporating pain management, dietary advice, joint improvement and exercise guideline. Alongside this, we provide help sheets for owners to support their pet.
If you would like your pet to be seen by one of the Physio Vet team, then the initial contact should be made by your normal veterinary surgeon. A referral can only be made by them, who will provide us with all the medical information we require in order to treat your pet. Once we have this information, we will then arrange everything else, but please feel free to contact us to discuss the process in further detail, or if you have any questions.