New Hip Implant Technology Helps Dogs with Osteoarthritis

A group of researchers has been studying a new kind of hip joint implant for dogs with osteoarthritis. The implant is textile-based and contains cartilage derived from stem cells. Initial results of the implant study are promising, with dogs showing reduced pain and restored hip joint function after treatment. The researchers note that the loss … Continue reading New Hip Implant Technology Helps Dogs with Osteoarthritis

How Daily Walks Change When Your Dog Has Osteoarthritis

“Slower, Shorter, Sadder” is the title of a study of English dog owners who describe how their walks have changed after a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in their dogs.  The development of canine osteoarthritis can lead to big changes in dog walking routines. Most of the owners surveyed reported that before the diagnosis, walking distance, speed, … Continue reading How Daily Walks Change When Your Dog Has Osteoarthritis

Researchers Develop Feline Arthritis Checklist for Cat Owners

Just like dogs, cats can also develop degenerative joint diseases like arthritis as they age.  Studies suggest that 45% of all cats and 90% of cats over 10 years of age have some arthritis. Arthritis and other painful conditions in cats can go untreated because cats tend to be good at hiding pain, even chronic … Continue reading Researchers Develop Feline Arthritis Checklist for Cat Owners

Tips on Managing Arthritis in Pets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJiMO994gBg A new video from the American Veterinary Medical Association provides helpful advice for pet owners with older dogs and cats diagnosed with arthritis. Warning Signs Pets with arthritis pain may: Walk stiffly or favor certain legs Experience pain when touched in some areas Be hesitant to run, jump and climb stairs Cats with arthritis may have … Continue reading Tips on Managing Arthritis in Pets