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Canine Osteoarthritis (OA)
"Osteoarthritis is organ failure of the joint"

Osteoarthritis in dogs is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the gradual breakdown of cartilage, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. It commonly affects older dogs but can occur in the young as a result of joint instability, genetics, or previous injuries. Regular veterinary check-ups, proper nutrition, and appropriate exercise can help manage and improve the quality of life for dogs with osteoarthritis. At Collingwood Active Pets we specialize in the treatment of canine osteoarthritis using a multi-modal and individualized approach. We are passionate about using the latest tools to manage your pet's pain, increase their mobility and enhance their quality of life.

The COAST staging tool for canine osteoarthritis, or Canine OsteoArthritis Staging Tool, is a system designed to assess the severity of osteoarthritis in dogs. It helps veterinarians and pet owners gauge the impact of arthritis on a dog's well-being by considering factors like pain, joint mobility, and overall activity level. The tool typically involves a set of criteria to score and classify the stage of osteoarthritis, ranging from mild to severe. This staging helps guide treatment decisions and interventions for better management of the condition in your dog.

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