We are Open: Due to current COVID we have had to make some alterations to how we work to keep everyone safe and ensure we remain open. We are allowing one person into the clinic for each consultation however we ask that you wear a mask while inside the building. We still request that after you notify staff of your arrival for the consult, please can you wait outside or in your car until the vet or nurse is ready for your appointment. If you wish to have multiple family members present for the consultation, or do not want to wear a mask, we can still see you however please be aware that your consultation will take place outside, in the curbside format we have been undertaking over the last year.
If you have any questions , please call our receptionists. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.
Degenerative joint disease (DJD) or (osteo)arthritis is a general term for chronic joint inflammation and pain. It can be caused by many things, for instance, general ageing wear-and-tear on the joints or a congenital defect ( eg. hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia) or an old injury. In normal joints, the contact areas are covered by smooth cartilage that secretes a lubricating joint fluid. With abnormal wear, the cartilage becomes inflamed and secretes inflammatory mediators t