Muscle and joint injuries
Many pets exhibit signs of muscle and joint injury over the course of their lives. Whether young or old, there are key symptoms that should alert you. Contact a veterinarian if you see any signs of swelling, morning stiffness, favoring of one side over the other, muscle fatigue or lameness and limping.
There are a myriad of reasons why your pet maybe suffering from muscle and joint pain. Many pets live a healthy, active life full of running around and playing catch with you, their best friend. Over time, though, pets may be affected by strenuous physical exertion. As humans can develop muscle strain or knee pain from consistent running on concrete, so too can your furry friends. As pets age, injuries are inevitable. Another reason for pain may stem from disease. Many pets struggle with chronic or genetic conditions that affect their overall mobility.
Because of the various types of muscle and joint injuries, it is imperative to seek medical attention from a veterinarian. She/he can determine the cause by performing a thorough exam. A trusted veterinarian will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that includes how to best manage your best friend’s pain levels. If your vet deems it necessary, she/he may refer your pet for imaging or, in serious cases, referral to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. If imaging is required, our vets will follow up to ensure that you are aware of the findings and recommended therapy. Ultimately, Vetted vets are experts in diagnosing and treating your pet’s muscle and joint pain or injuries.