Health Topics

Joint Pain

(Information provided by TEVA Animal Health)

What are the signs of joint pain?

  • Difficulty jumping up on a bed or couch
  • Limping or walking with an odd gait
  • Difficulty walking up stairs
  • Stiffness in the morning
  • Reduced anxiety

What causes joint pain?

  • Prefious trauma, injury or surgery to a joint
  • Inherited or developmental bone abnormalities
  • Age (constant wear-and-tear over time)
  • Hip Displasia
  • Obesity
  • Infection

How do we treat joint pain?

The best treatment option depends on the cause and severity of the joint pain. Treatment options may include surgery, prescription and non-prescription medications, weight loss and nutraceuticals or nutritional supplements. Consult your veterinarian for the best treatment option for your pet.