Are Stiff Joints Affecting Your Pet This Winter?

by | Jun 28, 2024 | Partnerships

Mobility issues are common in pets, especially as they get older. Arthritis is a debilitating condition and can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for your pet. Unfortunately, the cold affects older pets and those with mobility issues even more. 

Did you know? Having a pet boosts physical health by lowering blood pressure, increasing exercise and reducing the risk of heart disease. Pets also enhance social interactions and provide a sense of routine, improving overall well-being​.

Early detection of this condition and the right management approach, including food, can help reduce pain, inflammation and prevent further joint degradation.  This winter Hill’s Pet Nutrition is offering pet parents an opportunity to receive a FREE BAG of Hill’s Prescription Diet Mobility food worth up to R1 929.00*, if you meet the below criteria:

  • You have taken your pet to a participating veterinarian and they diagnose your pet with arthritis
  • Your pet has not tried Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d, j/d Reduced Calorie, Metabolic + Mobility or k/d + Mobility before
  • Your pet is older than 1 year

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“Even though our pets are unable to tell us when they are in pain, their behaviour can indicate joint pain,” says Dr Guy Fyvie, Veterinary Affairs Manager for Hill’s Pet Nutrition.  If your pet is showing any of the below symptoms, it’s recommended you take your pet to the vet for a check-up and assessment.  He says pet parents should be on the lookout for: 

  • Difficulty getting up after lying down for extended periods of time, stiffness, limping, just slowing down and ‘slipping’ on smooth floors
  • Increased irritability and general grumpiness 
  • Reluctance to climb up or down the stairs or jump in the car
  • Swollen joints and excessive licking over a sore joint
  • Loss of muscle mass (especially on the affected limb) 
  • Not expressing usual enjoyment when playing or going for walks
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Grooms with difficulty

Fyvie says that he is confident that pet parents will see a vast improvement in their pet’s ability to run, walk and jump more easily after feeding Hill’s Prescription Diet Mobility food. 

This offer is limited to one free bag per household. The cost of the vet consultation does not form part of the offer and is for the pet parent’s own account. This offer is available while stocks last. View the full terms and conditions here.

*This is the recommended selling price of a 12kg Prescription Diet k/d + Mobility Canine bag as at 26th September 2023. The Recommended Selling Price is a recommendation only and the retailer/wholesaler is under no obligation to comply with this recommendation.

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