Is your dog slow to get up in the morning? Will your cat not jump onto high surfaces like it used to? These are the first signs of arthritis, or inflammation in their joints. Long before noticeable limping, these subtle signs are present and causing your pet discomfort. Normal wear and tear from an active life will cause these changes, and any injuries or slight abnormalities in skeletal structure will make it even worse. Pets are good at hiding pain, and we have to be on the lookout for it so we can catch problems early. There are a variety of treatments available, and our goal is to make your pet's quality of life the best possible. Oftentimes we will need to take x-rays to evaluate the nature of the problem, so a proper course of action can be planned. There are different ways to tackle the problem, and it is important for us to work with you and your pet in developing a plan that will best address their problems.