Osteoarthritis in Pets

Osteoarthritis in Pets: How to Look For It, Find It & Treat It

By Digital Radiography, General, Laser Therapy

With almost no exception, you see cases of Osteoarthritis (OA) – the most common type of, if not virtually synonymous with, Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) — every week in your clinic. Depending on the source, OA is reported to affect between 6-25% of animals in the general population, with that number growing at alarming rates.

As a degenerative disease, i.e. one that gets irreversibly worse with time, it is critical to catch the condition early and act quickly. This article outlines the three fundamental steps to keep your patients on all-fours:

• Look: Your pet owners can help with awareness at home
• Find: Digital Radiography can help to see inside that inflamed joint
• Treat: Laser Therapy can help to Stop Inflammation, Reduce Pain, and Increase Mobility.

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