Scout is ready for his laser treatment! Olathe Animal Hospital is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in… Read more
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Exercise is a very important part of treating pets with arthritis. Exercise helps maintain muscle strength and increases comfort and flexibility of the joints. Exercise also aids in weight loss, another important aspect of managing arthritis. Exercising the arthritic pet can be very challenging… Read more
Although some pets can be kept comfortable without using traditional pain medication, many pets with arthritis need medications to keep them comfortable. Here is a brief discussion of the different pain medications that we may recommend using in your pet. Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs… Read more
Adequan® Canine is the only FDA approved disease modifying osteoarthritis drug available. It has been clinically proven to be safe and effective. Adequan®Canine contains an injectable glycosaminoglycan. Glycosaminoglycans are components of many types of connective tissue, including… Read more
Pain in pets is a subject that is very important to pet owners and to us as their veterinarians. Pain affects your pet’s quality of life and overall well being. Osteoarthritis (arthritis) is the most common cause of pain that we see in our pets. Arthritis is caused by damage to the… Read more
If your pet is overweight or obese and is suffering from arthritis, weight loss is a must. Many pets will be much more comfortable simply by losing a few pounds. Often times all that is required is to decrease how much you feed your pet by 25 percent. Decreasing the number treats and table… Read more
Glucosamine Glucosamine, an amino sugar derived from shellfish, is a precursor to glycosaminoglycans, the building blocks of cartilage. Many glucosamine supplements often include chondroitin and/or MSM as well. These compounds have been shown to protect cartilage and decrease inflammation… Read more