Arthritis Care

Dog with Arthritis

As your pets get older, serious health issues may arise. One of them is arthritis, a chronic and painful and condition that could impact an animal's ability to move.

Intermountain Pet Hospital understands that arthritis can affect animals differently. Instead of a one-size-fits-all treatment, we examine your pets to understand the precise source and severity of their pain. This allows us to develop a treatment plan specifically for them.

Diagnosing and Treating Arthritis in Your Pets

Diagnosing and treating arthritis in your pet starts with taking X-rays of him or her. We also conduct a gait analysis, which looks at how your pet moves. This enables us to get an idea of where he or she feels pain.

osteoarthritis-treatment-checklistFrom here, we could recommend several different treatment options. These include:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Joint supplements
  • Fatty acids
  • Exercise
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Hydrotherapy
For more information on arthritis care for your pet, contact us.