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Mobility

Is my pet in pain or just getting old?

Help identifying signs of pain in older pets that are often mistaken for old age, take our quizzes or watch the video to see if your pet is suffering from mobility related pain.

As cats and dogs get older there are many visible signs of them aging, such as greying around the muzzle, sleeping more and exercising less. There are also more subtle signs that are commonly mistaken for signs of aging, that are actually signs of pain, including behavioural changes as well as alterations to your pet’s physical activities.

These signs include:

  • Difficulty getting up after resting
  • Hesitant to climb stairs or jump up
  • Reluctant to exercise
  • Reduced affection or interaction
  • Resting more - especially in one place
  • Less tolerant to people
  • Often licking/chewing paws or joints
  • Limping or general stiffness when walking
  • Lacklustre appearance
  • Overgrown nails

If you have a pet over the age of 7 please take a couple of minutes to complete our quiz which can help you identify some common signs of joint pain or watch the video below.

Practice information

Island Veterinary Centre

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    8:30am - 7:00pm
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    8:30am - 7:00pm
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    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 4:00pm
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    Closed

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132 Lichfield Road Stafford Staffordshire ST17 4LE
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Stone Veterinary Centre

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    8:30am - 7:00pm
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    8:30am - 7:00pm
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    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
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    Closed

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01785818186
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Abbey Street Stone Staffordshire ST15 8PA
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Bloxwich Veterinary Centre

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    8:30am - 6:30pm
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    8:30am - 6:30pm
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    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    09:00am - 10:30am
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    Closed

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01922 405200
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18 Wallington Heath Bloxwich Walsall WS3 3NP
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01922 405200