Hip and Joint issues in Cats and Dogs

Pet parents love watching their pets play, whether it is playing catch with a tennis ball or stick, or chasing after the moving red light on the wall. Pets communicate their happiness through movement. So, when you notice that your pet is not moving as he/she normally does, plays less often or starts to walk a bit slower; you will obviously be concerned. These can be signs of discomfort in their hips and joints, and you should visit your local Vet to confirm this is the case or identify the underlying problem.

How do I know if my dog has a joint problem?

The most common signs dog owners may notice include:

  • Lethargy
  • Limping and stiffness
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Frequent slipping while moving about
  • Licking, chewing or biting the affected area

Sudden changes in a dog’s temperament, for example episodes of aggression, could be related to some internal pain they are feeling, which sets them on edge if they are touched, new research indicates.


How do I know if my cat has a joint problem?

The most common signs cat owners may notice include:

  • Difficulty getting up and down
  • Walking stiffly
  • Lameness in one or more legs
  • Reluctance to go up and/or down stairs
  • Reluctance to jump up or down (onto/off furniture or into/out of a vehicle)
  • Stiff, swollen, or sore joints

Arthritis is a common condition that causes painful joints and makes moving uncomfortable. There is no cure for arthritis, but you can take steps to make your cat feel better.


How can you help your pet?

Providing hip and joint support for your pets is essential to your pet’s well-being. There are a number of options which your Vet may suggest, such as:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Pain management medication
  • Injectable joint protectants
  • Acupuncture
  • Cold laser therapy or photobiomodulation (PBMT)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Dietary supplements

Chat to your Vet about the best options for your furry family member. You may also want to add our natural treats and tinctures to your treatment regime.

Our Natural Treats and Tinctures

Our tinctures and treats are specially formulated and could help to provide relief to your pet from joint and hip pain, providing a better quality of life. They are natural and nutritious for your pet, and there are no known side effects. The treats can be taken in conjunction with veterinary prescribed medications. Read more about our products here.

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