About your pet’s Bones, Muscles and Joints….
Musculoskeletal diseases (conditions that involve bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains like we do. But sometimes these diseases are hard to spot. Think about your furry friend for a moment…
- Have they stopped jumping on you when they greet you at the door?
- Have they stopped perching on the window sill?
- Trouble getting up and down?
- Difficulty getting in and out of the litter pan?
- Is your pet acting “old?”
These changes in activity may be due to weather, age or good training. However, many times they are due to hidden problems with joints, bones or muscles. Since our pets tend to hide signs of pain like this, it can be difficult to detect. To guarantee your pet is at their best, we have to rule out they don’t have a hidden musculoskeletal problem.
The good news is we have ways to prevent, cure or manage these conditions, so your pet can continue to have a good quality of life. We are committed helping your pet live a long, healthy, pain-free life. If your pet is experiencing any changes similar to those mentioned, the best thing to do is schedule an exam with us so we can help determine if there is a problem. Make an appointment and together, we’ll keep your pet’s bones, muscles and joints (and the rest of your furry friend) in good working order!