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Mobility disorders

Questions

Mobility disorders

19.2.1 How does osteoarthritis evolve over time?


Once osteoarthritis has settled in, there is no way to cure it. It is thus an irreversible affliction. Osteoarthritis is also referred to as a progressive disease: even if it is possible to slow the deterioration of cartilage(?), the older your dog gets, the more the disease develops. This disease evolves through crises: there will be phases in which your dog will feel more pain. 

Be careful, as osteoarthritis is a vicious circle! It is important to maintain daily physical activity. A 20 to 30 minute walk every day may be enough. This is important to guarantee the preservation of a good muscle mass that supports and stabilizes the joint(?), which in turn limits inflammations and thus pain. Furthermore, movement lubricates the joints(?)' surface and fights ankylosis(?).

As you will have understood, it is important to act as soon as possible in order to prevent osteoarthitis from settling in

Questions

That you ask yourself about your companion

19.1 Why does my dog struggle to walk?


19.2 What is osteoarthritis?


The structure of a joint


19.4 When should I see my veterinarian?


19.5 What can I do to prevent and attenuate my dog’s joint pain?


MP LABO recommends

The following products

Cartimax mini

Complementary feed to support joint metabolism in small dogs and cats

 


Glycosane

Glycosaminoglycans and type II collagen complementary feed