Osteoarthritis in Pets
What is OA Pain?
OA is a type of arthritis that occurs when the tissue in your dog or cat’s joints starts to get worn down, causing bones to rub against one another. This not only makes it more difficult for your pet to get around, but OA can also cause severe pain. Without treatment, your pet’s pain can continue to get worse.
Osteoarthritis in Felines
When it comes to osteoarthritis, feline companions may silently suffer. Cats are masters at concealing their pain, making it crucial for you, as their caretaker, to be vigilant. As the one who knows your cat’s playful nature and preferences better than anyone else, you are key in recognizing behavioral changes that could indicate osteoarthritis. Your veterinarian relies on your observations to provide a precise diagnosis. If your cat displays signs of pain related to osteoarthritis, take the initiative to discuss it with your vet and start helping your feline friend.
Feline OA Pain Checklist
Learn more about the symptoms and signs of OA in your cat by reviewing the check list HERE.
Schultz Veterinary Clinic is proud to carry Solensia, the first and only FDA-Approved treatment to control OA pain in cats. While cat OA isn’t curable, the pain from OA can now be effectively managed.
Solensia helps your cat get back to moving more freely again and stops OA pain from disrupting the unique bond they share with you in a once-monthly injection.
To find out if Solensia is right for your cat, please consult your veterinarian at Schultz Veterinary Clinic.
Osteoarthritis in Canines
According to the American Kennel Club, Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs, particularly in seniors and large breeds. Although there is no cure for this progressive condition, identifying the problem early and initiating appropriate management can help keep your dog active and improve their quality of life.
Canine OA Pain Checklist
Learn more about the symptoms and signs of OA in your dog by reviewing the checklist HERE.
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