Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common and painful condition affecting millions of dogs and cats, causing joint stiffness, pain, and a reduced quality of life. As a pet owner, watching your furry friend suffer through the discomfort of OA can be heart-wrenching. Fortunately, modern veterinary medicine has made significant strides in managing this condition. We at the Animal Hospital of Lake Villa are excited to introduce two revolutionary treatments from Zoetis that are changing the game for pets with OA: Solensia for cats and Librela for dogs.

Understanding Osteoarthritis in Pets

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that leads to the breakdown of cartilage, resulting in inflammation, pain, and decreased mobility. As our pets age, the likelihood of developing OA increases, which can significantly impact their ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, like playing fetch or chasing after a laser pointer.

Solensia: A Feline-Friendly Solution

We are proud to offer Solensia, the first and only FDA-approved treatment specifically designed to control the pain of OA in cats. Solensia works by using a monoclonal antibody that targets and neutralizes nerve growth factor, a key player in the pain pathway of cats with OA.

The benefits of Solensia for your feline companion include:

  1. Targeted Pain Relief: By focusing on nerve growth factor, Solensia provides direct relief from the pain associated with OA.
  2. Improved Mobility: With pain under control, cats can move more freely and enjoy a more active lifestyle.
  3. Ease of Use: Administered monthly by injection, it’s convenient and stress-free for both you and your cat.

You can learn more about Solensia and its benefits by visiting the Solensia Information Page (https://www.zoetispetcare.com/products/solensia) on the Zoetis website.

Librela: A Leap Forward for Canine Comfort

For our canine patients, we’re excited to offer Librela, another Zoetis innovation that is specially designed for dogs suffering from OA. Like Solensia, Librela uses monoclonal antibody technology, but it is tailored specifically for dogs to block the action of nerve growth factor, thereby alleviating pain and inflammation associated with OA.

The advantages of Librela for your dog include:

  1. Long-Lasting Relief: Librela is designed to provide a full month of pain relief from a single injection, helping your dog stay comfortable and active.
  2. Enhanced Quality of Life: By managing the pain of OA effectively, Librela can help your dog enjoy daily activities with less discomfort.
  3. Veterinarian Administered: The injection is given by our trained veterinarians at Animal Hospital of Lake Villa, ensuring it’s done safely and correctly.

Discover more about how Librela can help your dog by checking out the Librela Information Page (https://www.zoetispetcare.com/products/librela) on the Zoetis website.

Why Choose Animal Hospital of Lake Villa?

At the Animal Hospital of Lake Villa, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care for your pets. We understand that each animal is unique, and we tailor our treatments to meet their specific needs. Our compassionate team is well-equipped with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine, including breakthrough treatments like Solensia and Librela.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Don’t let osteoarthritis diminish your pet’s zest for life. If you’ve noticed changes in your pet’s mobility or signs of joint discomfort, contact us to schedule a consultation. Our experienced veterinarians can help determine if Solensia or Librela is the right choice for managing your pet’s OA pain.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call, text, or book online.

Let us help restore comfort and mobility to your beloved companion. At the Animal Hospital of Lake Villa, we’re not just about treating pets; we’re about changing lives, one innovative treatment at a time.