Koko's osteoarthritis

The very handsome Koko came to visit us a few months ago.  Koko is a 10 year old Spoodle whose body was slowly not keeping up with his energetic personality. After a physical examination and discussion with Koko’s owner regarding his behaviour it was suspected that he was suffering from osteoarthritis.

Some of the changes Koko’s owner had noticed were that he wasn’t going up and down the stairs as much and not being as energetic as he used to be.  A lot of these subtle changes can sometimes get put down to ‘just slowing down in old age’ and not realising that this ‘slowing down’ can be due to pain and discomfort.

Koko’s owner wanted to get him comfortable as soon as possible so he could get back to enjoying chasing rabbits like he used to.

A senior screen blood test was firstly conducted to ensure internally all of Koko’s organs were functioning healthily and luckily all was normal.

We started Koko on a course of Synovan injections and a specially formulated food to help joint mobility called Hills Prescription Diet J/D.

Synovan injections help to stabilise joint membranes, help joint cartilage repair and improve joint lubrication.  Koko received these injections once weekly for 4 weeks.  This builds up the drug in Koko’s system and then can be reduced to a once monthly top up to keep it working actively.

Hills Prescription Diet J/D is designed to provide a complete and balanced diet while focusing on joint health.  It contains:

  • Omega 3 fatty acids and EPA, to nourish joint cartilage 
  • Added L-carnitine to help maintain a healthy weight and avoid extra stress on joints
  • Help improve your dog's ability to run, walk and jump in as little as 21 days with a clinically proven combination of nutrients

Hills Prescription Diet J/d has a 100% money back guarantee so there is no stress if your pet is a fussy eater. 

We currently have a selected number of vouchers for people wanting to trial this amazing food with their pets.  The vouchers entitle you to $50 off your first bag and $20 off your second bag, so if you think this food may help your pet, enquire at our reception about this limited deal.

Koko has now been receiving treatment for just over 2 months and his owner has noticed remarkable changes.  He is now chancing rabbits again, going up and down the stairs with ease and doesn’t slink away when you pat him.  Koko and his family are very pleased with the results.