Osteoarthritis in dogs & cats.

Thank you for visiting The Vet Lounge. Please find below the additional information on osteoarthritis as outlined in your treatment plan.

Below are a number of additional treatment options which may help reduce pain and inflammation associated with arthritis:

Exercising in moderation is an important aspect of arthritis management. Initially, when a joint is painful, it is necessary to decrease exercise, often limiting it to short walks on the lead. In the long term, it is crucial to gradually increase exercise as much as possible. This allows pets to remain fit, active, and enjoy a good quality of life. However, excessive activity must be avoided, as it can cause pain to recur.

Beransa (for dogs) or Solensia (for cats): Monthly arthritis injections containing a monoclonal antibody that targets and neutralises a protein that stimulates pain in patients with arthritis.

Zydax: A ‘disease-modifying’ osteoarthritis drug for dogs that targets the progression of the disease by reducing cartilage destruction, improving the consistency of joint fluid, and promoting cartilage healing.

These are injections that your pet receives weekly for 4 weeks, with the entire course being repeated every 3-6 months depending on the individual. Some animals benefit from monthly to three-monthly booster injections.


4CYTE: Available as a liquid or granules, it is made from a plant seed extract rich in fatty acids. Several studies support the use of 4CYTE as a cartilage protectant and natural anti-inflammatory with pain-relieving properties.

Antinol: A natural supplement made from marine lipid oils in a gel capsule formulation. It improves comfort and mobility.

Fish oil capsules: Contain omega-3 fatty acids with natural anti-inflammatory action. A typical starting dose for fish oil is 1000 mg per 10 kg of body weight.


Royal Canin Mobility: An innovative synergistic combination of turmeric extract, hydrolysed collagen, and green tea polyphenols known to support joints.

Weight control diets: A crucial factor in arthritis management. Pets at an ideal weight experience fewer painful episodes and less progression of osteoarthritis than overweight animals.

Manual therapy, ultrasound therapy, hydrotherapy, and laser therapy are rehabilitation methods that are extremely beneficial to maintain fitness, muscle mass, and reduce your pet’s pain and inflammation. Maintaining strong, healthy muscles is imperative to help support diseased and painful joints as much as possible.

For more information on rehabilitation, please visit www.caninerehabcentre.com.au.

If you have any further questions about any of the above information, please do not hesitate to contact us.