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Mobility Tips for Senior Pets

mobility for senior pets

by Dr. Dani McVety, Founder and CEO of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

Mobility issues are the most common of all problems reported to us by dog owners. At least 50% of our patients struggle with some level of mobility difficulty. By a wide margin, the number-one reported ailment from pet owners in my line of work, which is veterinary hospice care, is that their pet is having difficulty with mobility. These issues range from struggling to stand, splaying while at their food bowl, or, in some cases, the complete inability to walk. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of mobility issues in geriatric pets, but soft tissue injuries, disc disorders, stenosis, and neuropathy also could be the root of the issue. (more…)

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Listening and Learning from an Animal Rehabilitation Expert

Is your pet struggling to walk comfortably? Do they have issues getting in or out of the car on their own? Are they recovering from surgery? They may benefit from rehabilitation therapy.