Your pet deserves top-quality care that a veterinarian at Farview Veterinary Hospital in Independence can provide. Throughout their lives, pets require routine physical examinations and services and emergency care for any unexpected accident or injury that may arise.
Farview Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal clinic providing a wide variety of services and treatments. Emergency care for various conditions such as poisoning, animal bites, gastrointestinal issues, and traumatic accidents is available at our clinic.
We also perform routine exams and provide preventive care for your pet. We are fully equipped for x-rays, diagnostic testing, and surgery. Our animal hospital is open six days a week, and our professional staff is ready and able to handle any issues your pet may have.
Services available at Farview Veterinary Hospital include:
- Cold laser therapy
- Flea and tick prevention
- Heartworm prevention
- Pain management
- Pet dental care
- Pet medical services
- Pet nutrition
- Senior pet care
- Spay and neuter surgery
- Wellness care
Symptoms of Poor Joint Health
Does your pet seem to be experiencing joint issues? Does he at times have difficulty walking or running? Are you noticing any of the following symptoms in your dog?
- Decreased interest in routine activities
- Difficulty in standing, sitting, or walking
- Favoring a limb
- Hesitant to jump or climb stairs
- Sleeping more often
Your dog could be suffering from arthritis. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that occurs when the synovial fluid in the joints or protective cartilage deteriorates. While there is no cure, there are ways to manage arthritis.
The most commonly affected areas are the hips, wrists, kneecaps, shoulders, elbows, and neck. Some breeds are more inclined to develop arthritis than others. Most canine arthritis is due to old age. However, arthritis can also be caused by poor nutrition, obesity, damage or trauma to the bones or joints, or a malformation of the dog's bone structure.
The outcome of this is inflammation of the joints and irritated nerve endings, causing stiffness, loss of energy, and pain. An older pet will require more comprehensive care to maintain good joint health. A senior pet is more susceptible to disease. We can alleviate your concern about your pet’s health by taking excellent care of your senior dog or cat.
Contact Our Veterinarian in Independence
At Farview Veterinary Hospital, we have years of experience providing Independence residents with reliable pet care. This includes identifying and addressing joint health issues. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us at (816) 257-5454.