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Cat Arthritis

…include x-rays, blood tests, and synovial fluid analysis. X-rays are one of the most common diagnostic tools employed in cases of feline arthritis. These radiographs will reveal arthritic changes that have occurred to the bones and joints. For example, the bones of an arthritic cat may become flattened rather than rounded. X-rays will also allow a veterinarian to evaluate how far the disease has progressed in the patient. Blood tests can also be…

Dog Arthritis

…Other telltale signs to watch out for include decreased alertness and more time spent sleeping. An arthritic dogs joints may appear swollen and will often be painful when touched. Some dogs with this disease dont like to be touched or petted, and may yelp or show other signs of pain when touched. Weight gain may also occur, and some arthritic dogs experience a reduced appetite. If these symptoms and behaviors seem to describe what your dog is…

Cat Limping

…will most likely need antibiotics. If you apply ointments, chances are good that your cat will lick it off before it can work.Arthritis Can Cause Limping It is possible, especially in older cats, that they have some arthritic joints. If your cat has a limp that doesnt resolve itself fairly quickly or returns intermittently, you need to seek the advice of your veterinarian. Cats that are extremely active, larger cats and those with inherited…

Dog Limping

…will most likely need antibiotics. If you apply ointments, chances are good that your dog will lick it off before it can work.Arthritis Can Cause Limping It is possible, especially in older dogs, that they have some arthritic joints. If your dog has a limp that doesnt resolve itself fairly quickly or returns intermittently, you need to seek the advice of your veterinarian. Dogs that are extremely active, larger dogs, and those with inherited…

Dog Hip Dysplasia

…connective tissue, this separation of the femur and pelvic bones is what causes the numerous problems associated with hip dysplasia. In particular, hip dysplasia causes a dogs hips to become weak, deteriorated, and arthritic. Hip dysplasia can occur in just one hip or in both hips, and can range from mild to severely crippling. While this condition develops in young, growing dogs, the age at which it becomes apparent can vary quite…

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