Osteoarthritis Management


Osteoarthritis Management

Osteoarthritis is marked by the pain and limited mobility experienced when the cartilage and fluids that lubricate the body’s joints begins to deteriorate. It’s one of the most common causes of chronic pain in pets and can be a major problem.
Just like in people, osteoarthritis is painful. It limits mobility and flexibility, in addition to significantly diminishing a pet’s quality of life. While most pets experience arthritis as a part of the natural wear and tear of aging, certain infections, degenerative diseases, birth defects, genetic predispositions, and injuries can cause osteoarthritis.

Treatment Approaches for Managing Osteoarthritis in Pets

At Valencia Veterinary Center, we take a multifaceted approach to addressing osteoarthritis and managing chronic pain in pets. By using several forms of therapies and treatment modalities, we can offer pets safe and effective long-term pain management. We believe in creating personalized wellness plans for pets using a variety of well-rounded treatments and holistic therapies including:
With a combination of traditional veterinary treatments and holistic approaches to healing and pain management, we can help your pet live comfortably while safely restoring their mobility. Some forms of treatment, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, are not safe for long-term use, they can still be safely and effectively used in combination with side-effect-free pain management therapies like ultrasound and cold laser therapy.

Personalized Osteoarthritis Management Plans for Pets in Santa Clarita

When first assessing a pet’s arthritis and determining the best course of treatment and pain management, our veterinarians will perform a thorough physical examination, symptom evaluation, and we might also recommend running a few diagnostic tests to determine the extent of your pet’s osteoarthritis. We can then devise and recommend a personalized wellness plan.
Whether a pet is healthy enough to take anti-inflammatory medications or requires a more holistic approach to restoring mobility and managing osteoarthritis pain, depends on the individual pet’s condition, medical history, and response to treatment. Our team of veterinarians and rehabilitation specialists will work together to help you determine the best course of action for addressing your pet’s osteoarthritis and pain.

Osteoarthritis Consultations with Our Santa Clarita Veterinarians

Just because your pet’s getting older doesn’t mean he or she has to slow down. With the right combination of treatments and lifestyle adjustments, our experts can help you manage your pet’s pain and improve their quality of life. To learn more about osteoarthritis management for pets or to schedule a pain management consultation for your pet, we welcome you to contact Valencia Veterinary Center today.