When your pet is in pain, it can cut into its quality of life and even its life span as well. Degenerative joint disease is one such chronic pain condition that can have a huge effect on your pet's well-being. At Burbank Vet Calls INC, serving Santa Maria, CA, and the surrounding areas, we can help your pet find pain relief and treatments for this condition. Keep reading to learn more.
Understanding Degenerative Joint Disease
Degenerative joint disease is a condition which affects the joints in both humans and animals. Joints are complex systems that include bone, tendons and surrounding muscle. Joints have cartilage and padding surrounding them to help the joint move smoothly and to keep the bones from rubbing together.
When this tissue starts to degenerate, it can cause pain and can decrease mobility. A decrease in mobility can have a huge effect on an animal's quality of life. It is imperative to find ways to help your pet relieve its pain and increase mobility.
How Our Veterinarian Can Help
If you think your pet could be having joint issues, make an appointment with our veterinarian serving Arroyo Grande, CA, and the surrounding areas. Our professional will be able to evaluate your animal and perform diagnostic testing to determine if it is experiencing degenerative joint disease.
If it is determined that your pet has a joint problem, a treatment plan will be developed. A treatment plan may include joint injections, exercises, oral medications, or in extreme cases, surgery.
Care at Home
If your pet is diagnosed with degenerative joint disease you can also help care for them at home by following your vet's instructions carefully concerning exercise, pain meds, diet and other details.
Other Services We Offer
Our emergency vet and mobile vet team is currently serving San Luis Obispo, CA, Nipomo, CA, and the surrounding areas. We provide mobile veterinarian services to better provide care for the animals of our community.
We provide general pet care and wellness checkups, new puppy and kitten exams, vaccinations, pet surgery, diagnostics, pet care counseling, and much more.
To learn more about our services, contact us at Burbank Vet Calls INC. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule you for an appointment today. We are currently serving the following areas of Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, Nipomo, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at 850-623-6990.