Ask the Vet: Joint Care | Hill's Transforming Lives

Questions for your vet

Before you visit the vet, you might want to make a note of these questions to ask. These will help you to better understand the condition and treatment options for your pet.

1. What are the treatment options for a pet with arthritis?

  • Ask about the role nutrition may play and how Hill’s Prescription Diet Mobility food works
  • Ask what the long-term side effects of using anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or painkillers are.
  • Ask whether it’s likely that you could reduce the NSAID usage if feeding the right food
  • Because Prescription Diet Mobility food contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin (G&C), ask whether it is necessary to supplement with extra G&C supplements.

2. What role does excess weight play on joint problems?

  • Ask about Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic + Mobility, suitable for overweight pets suffering from joint issues
  • Ask what exercise would be suitable for your pet without adversely affecting your pet’s joint health.

3. How many days it will take before you’ll see a difference in your pet’s mobility?

  • Ask for specific signs to look out for and how to monitor your pet’s progress

4. Ask about any specific nutritional concerns you may have.

  • Ask how you may transition successfully to the new food.
  • Ask whether it’s safe to feed your other pets too.
  • Ask whether Hill’s Prescription Diet Mobility food can be mixed with other foods.