Canine Joint Disease‹ Full Conditions List
What is joint disease?Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a progressive and permanent, long-term deterioration of the cartilage surrounding the joints and may require veterinary attention at some stage. Arthritis is the medical term for inflammation of the joints, while osteoarthritis is the term referring to a form of chronic joint inflammation caused by deterioration of joint cartilage. Older dogs are at the highest risk.
Signs to look out for?Symptoms of DJD vary. Your dog may exhibit a decreased level of activity, occasional lameness, and a stiff gait that worsens with exercise. These symptoms may increase with exercise, long periods of inactivity, or cold weather.
How can thermography help?Thermology detects the inflammatory processes that are produced when physiological changes start to occur in a joint, the technology can assist owners and veterinary surgeons in the identification of both early stage and chronic joint disease. Degenerative changes are often the cause of lameness but structural imaging may not contribute to the investigation in the early stages. As Thermology is non-invasive, sedation free and offers affordable function testing it can assist vets with earlier diagnosis and expedite treatment.
If you are concerned about your dogs joints then get in contact with your vet or call the team for a free consultation.
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