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Tips For Managing Osteoarthritis

Pain management is an important part of osteoarthritis treatment. Unfortunately, once osteoarthritis sets in, it is irreversible. The best way to protect your pet from the problem is to take a proactive approach to its prevention. Once it’s there, the best way to deal with it is to undertake measures to manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life of your pet. Here are tips for osteoarthritis management:

  • Diet and weight management — Pets need to stay within healthy weight limits to prevent undue stress on the weight-supporting joints of the body. If your pet is overweight or obese, you should work with your veterinarian in helping your pet lose weight in a healthy manner. 
  • Controlled exercise — Low-impact exercise, such as swimming, underwater treadmill, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, etc. can help alleviate symptoms and keep the joints healthy and moving. 
  • Medical management — Your veterinarian San Antonio, TX may recommend drugs and supplements that can be used treat or prevent the onset or click here for more inforion.

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