Is your dog one in a million? Of course he is! But did you know that over a million dogs in the UK are suffering from arthritis?
Try the simple self assessment test to find out if your dog may be one of them.
- Does your dog have difficulty standing up after a period of rest, or sleep?
- Does your dog seem to have ‘slowed down’ and become less keen to exercise?
- Does your dog have difficulty jumping up, getting into the car, or climbing stairs?
- Has your dog been showing signs of lameness?
If you have answered YES to any of these questions, your dog could have arthritis and would benefit from a checkup. Please ask at reception for an appointment or book online.
The Three Point Plan
Just like arthritis in humans, this can affect one or more joints causing them to become inflamed and painful. Affected dogs are reluctant to move the painful joints and they may become stiff, especially after a period of rest. They may have difficulty climbing stairs, getting into the car or jumping onto to sofa, or they may simply not seem to enjoy walks and games as much as they once did.
Many caring owners don’t realise that their dog is suffering from arthritis, putting the changes in their dog’s behaviour down to old age.
A three point treatment plan can relieve the signs of arthritis and help restore your dog’s enjoyment of life. Most dogs respond extremely well to treatment and owners are frequently astonished and delighted by the new lease of life that treatment gives to their friend. Often it is only after owners see the changes following treatment that they realise just how much their dog’s quality of life has been affected.
The three point treatment plan can relieve signs of arthritis and restore your dog’s enjoyment of life. The three elements of this plan are:
- Weight Control
- Exercise Control
- Pain Relief
Starting an arthritis care programme NOW will not only improve your dog’s quality of life in the short term, but it will help your dog to remain mobile and slow the progression of the disease in the future.