As our pets age, similar to us, they are at an increased risk of developing arthritis. Arthritis is a progressive, inflammatory process that can develop in your pets joints. There are different forms of arthritis but the most common is osteoarthritis (OA). This occurs when your pets (or your own) protective tissues, like cartilage wears out over time. This leads to painful bone-on-bone contact, which then perpetuates inflammation and additional pain.
All of your pets joints can develop OA, but the hip, knee and spine are the most common. There is no cure for any form of arthritis, however, there are a number of treatments that can slow down diseases progression and decrease associated pain and Class IV laser is one of those treatments.