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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 5:21 PM

Can you still exercise your dog if he has arthritis? Absolutely! 

But keep the exercise routine gentle and consistent to keep joints moving and weight under control. Avoid repetitive exercise such as ball catching that can place added strain and stress on joints and cause more inflammation.  

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 24 June 2016 5:21 PM

If your cat has stopped grooming herself (especially along the back and around the base of the tail) she might be suffering from arthritis. Cats sometimes stop grooming themselves when they have sore joints - it's just too painful to turn around. Ask us for an arthritis check up today. 

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Monday, 20 June 2016 5:20 PM

Is your dog trying to tell you he has arthritis? Look out for these warning signs, and call us for a check up if you’re worried. 

Image with signs: difficulty jumping in to the car, trouble jumping up on the furniture or climbing stairs, stiffness especially in the morning and trouble getting up or lying down

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 16 June 2016 5:20 PM

Our feline friends are ESPECIALLY good at hiding arthritis. Hesitating to jump on and off furniture and landing ungracefully (also known as 'landing in a heap') might indicate they have sore joints. Now's the perfect time to arrange an arthritis check up with us

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Sunday, 12 June 2016 5:19 PM

Most people aren't aware that our pets don't always limp when they are in pain. This is particularly true with arthritis. This sneaky disease can creep up on your pet especially in the colder weather. Now's a great time for an arthritis check up with us. 

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Wednesday, 8 June 2016 5:19 PM

If your pet has been diagnosed with arthritis you can rest assured that we've got this one covered! We have plenty of tricks up our sleeve for treating this painful condition. Once we start a treatment plan you might be surprised - you could have a young puppy or kitten on your hands again!

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Saturday, 4 June 2016 5:18 PM

Cold weather makes arthritis a real pain! Here are some tips for keeping your older pets comfortable - ask us for more information.

Image with tips: Provide your pet with soft, padded bedding that they can sink their joints in to. Ensure the bed is lifted up off the cold floor. Keep the bed away from draughts, wind and rain. Heated bedding is cosy. Snuggly coats and jackets keep those joints warm.

 After Hours & Emergencies  08 8531 4000

Our emergency service offers a veterinarian on call : telephone 0885 314 000 when the clinic is closed to hear a recorded message and directions to speak to a staff member.

Always phone first before rushing to the clinic with an injured animal or other emergency. An additional fee is charged outside normal clinic hours.