Did you know osteoarthritis, or OA, pain can affect any dog, regardless of age, size, or breed? It’s actually common in dogs and it hurts them in more ways than one. It can affect not only how dogs function but how they feel and act too. The problem is the signs of OA are often missed since dogs tend to hide their pain, and their owners don’t always know what to look for.
Detection starts at home with you and with the help of a simple checklist
The Dog OA Checklist is an easy way to identify the signs of OA pain in dogs so we can give them the help they need. You can download the OA Checklist Here. Simply fill it out and share the results with us. Being able to recognize the signs of OA pain and seeking the proper treatment as early as possible can make a big difference for your dog.
Here are some of the signs of OA pain to look for in your dog:
- Limps or seems stiff after exercise
- Lags behind on walks
- Has difficulty going up or down stairs
- Gets tired easily or is less active/playful
- Has difficulty rising
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, call us today to make an appointment. If your dog has OA pain, we can help you find a treatment option to relieve their pain and get them moving again.
Using the Dog OA Checklist is a great way to show your dog you’re looking out for their comfort and well-being.
Download the OA Checklist now!