Osteoarthritis in dogs and cats: When their joints hurt

The wet autumn weather is back, and with it, your dog or cat’s joint pain. It is therefore important to pay special attention to your dog or cat in order to relieve it effectively when this discomfort appears too great.

Joint diseases in detail

The most widespread are arthritis and osteoarthritis. They both correspond to inflammation linked to wear and tear of the joints. Osteoarthritis is the degenerative form of arthritis. Particularly painful for your pet, you can notice their presence if he loses mobility, if he is a little stiff on his legs when he wakes up, if he is less playful than before…

It’s not just a question of age…

Although these disorders usually affect senior animals, they can affect all dogs and cats. Thus, there are aggravating factors that can cause a premature appearance of these problems: a very active, athletic animal or one that is simply predisposed. This is the case, for example, with large breed dogs. Also, a strong overweight and old injuries can favour their arrival.

How can I help my pet?

An animal with joint pain can be very affected in its daily life. In some cases, the pain can be very disabling. It is therefore important to manage it, but also to maintain your pet’s joint functions as best as possible.

To do this, you can use specific food supplements and/or anti-inflammatories, the latter being preferred during osteoarthritis attacks. Also, for dogs, the Yoos collar is a revolutionary product that relieves joint pain thanks to a complex of natural active ingredients impregnated in its matrix. Finally, you can also use plants.

Zoom: orthopedic memory foam bedding

Because having a good sleep is essential, you can allow your pet to forget its joint pain during a restorative nap by offering it a good bed. Recommended by veterinarians, this type of mattress with “Memory Foam” technology is equipped with a dense foam that perfectly fits your pet’s body once it is lying on it. The weight of the mattress is ideally distributed over the entire bed, which relieves painful areas of the body.