Elvis is an eight year old Staffy cross that has had ongoing lameness for the past four months. Elvis was limping and falling behind on walks, showing signs of stiffness and also wasn't using his left front paw. He came to the clinic and x-rays showed he had arthritis. He was initially started on a course of Pentosan (Cartrofen) injections and went home with strong pain relief. He was also started on a Mature diet, which helps support healthy weight for large breeds, joint mobility and helps fight against cell ageing.
Arthritis can develop due to a number of different factors such as breed, weight, injuries and age. Treatment includes Pentosan, which actively repairs and maintains joints, anti-inflammatories and pain relief.
Elvis is doing really well with monthly Pentosan injections, daily pain relief and gentle walks.