OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis (OA) is a painful, chronic condition affecting many mammals, including humans, dogs, and cats. It occurs when the protective tissue in the joints wears down, leading to bones rubbing against each other. This condition isn’t exclusive to older dogs; it can affect canines of all ages, sizes, and breeds. OA pain significantly impacts your wonderful dog’s quality of life, reducing their willingness to play and engage in activities they once enjoyed.

Wondering What’s The Matter. The signs of OA pain are subtle, and can sometimes be overlooked as normal age-related changes. Look out for signs such as limping, stiffness, reduced activity, and changes in behavior. If your dog displays any of these behaviors, don’t keep wondering what is wrong. Make an appointment with us so we can assess what’s really happening.

Introducing The Wonder Drug. At Town N Country, we’ve just introduced a new treatment for OA called Librela. Librela is administered through a once-a-month injection given here at our office. It’s been shown to effectively manage OA pain in clinical studies. Librela is a monoclonal antibody, a type of antibody that literally targets OA pain and reduces pain signals. It enables your dog to move with greater ease and comfort, with less need for daily oral pain medications. It ultimately improves the quality of life for your dog.

Recognizing the symptoms of osteoarthritis is important for early intervention. If your dog is showing symptoms of osteoarthritis, talk to us! With the help of Librela, you can provide your furbaby with an efficient and convenient solution to control OA pain. At Town N Country, our goal is to keep your pets healthy and happy. Librela may be one of the ways that we can help you to enhance your dog’s well-being and put the wonderful back into her life.

Cat owners, we’ve seen great success with Solensia, a similar medicine for cats.