According to recent estimates, osteoarthritis affects one in five adult dogs. Arthritis occurs when the protective cartilage layers deteriorate, causing pain and inflammation. Common signs include limping, difficulty climbing steps, trouble standing or sitting, lagging behind on walks or difficultly squatting. However, some pets may not show any signs at all. Our multimodal approach of managing arthritis includes pain control, weight management, appropriate nutrition, cartilage protection, physical therapy and exercise. Our goal is to maintain your pet’s quality of life by keeping their pain controlled so they can be as mobile and active as possible while also maintaining their comfort.