Pet Arthritic Pain

The colder seasons bring about arthritic pain not only in humans, but also in our animal friends. As our pets comfort us in our down times, it is only right to return the care when pets fall ill. If your pet is suffering from arthritic pain, for instance, there are things that you can do to help ease that pain for them. From considering all factors internal and external that are contributing to arthritic pain, to preventing that discomfort altogether, you can help your pet become pain-free this winter.

-The Factors Involved

Though older animals tend to have more arthritic symptoms than younger animals, age is only one of several different factors to consider when dealing with joint pain in pets. The cold temperatures of chilly seasons, alone, yield several disruptive changes. Freezing rain, snow, and other cold temperature weather hazards aid in the common discontinuing of regular, necessary activities, such as exercise. A lack of exercise, for instance, will make it easier for your pet to gain weight and put extra strain on sore joints. Unused muscles will stiffen also straining joints when going for a prolonged period of time without use. From age, to weather conditions, arthritis pain can be triggered in many forms.

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-Reducing Arthritis Discomforts with Exercise

There are several ways to keep your pet’s arthritic pain levels low. Exercise, for instance, is great for the relief and prevention of arthritic discomforts. In addition to increasing circulation, temperature stimulation, and weight maintenance, exercise routines keep muscles working and limber for the reduction of joint pain.

-Help to Prevent Arthritis Pains

Again, exercise and general health fitness are huge preventative measures for keeping your pet from experiencing joint pain this winter season. Yet, dietary additives from medications to supplements can also aid in the prevention and reduction of arthritic pain. These are able to act as anti-inflammatories, protect and even repair cartilage of joints.

Veterinary care from the Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro, near Akron, is here to help all pets in need of medical care. Get your pet winter ready, and contact our office at (330) 626-4935 to schedule an appointment. You can also stop in and visit us on State Route 14 to find out more information on what you can do to keep your pet’s health at optimal wellness.