Osteoarthritis or OA is a common condition which can lead to pain, discomfort or reduced mobility in dogs and cats.
The condition can affect all types of dogs and cats irrespective of their age, size or breed. Often owners put these conditions down to ageing and not an underlying health condition.
Some of the main signs of osteoarthritis to look out for are limping, stiffness, difficulty with stairs, changes in behaviour or restlessness at night.
Zoetis Ireland has created an online resource dedicated to educating pet owners on the signs of OA. The websites, available at OAinDogs.ie or OAinCats.ie provide valuable information on the symptoms of the condition as well as understanding its impact.
Lesley Hobson, veterinary manager at Zoetis Ireland said, “By addressing OA earlier on, owners can enhance their pets’ comfort and mobility, allowing them to live healthier and happier lives.”