At Cascade Hospital for Animals, our goal is to aid in pain management for all our patients, no matter where they are in life. Even with surgery, arthritis in the surgically repaired knee is still a possibility, especially as a pet gets older. A variety of factors including type of surgery, body condition, and genetics can affect how much and how quickly arthritis occurs.

We offer many unique forms of arthritis pain management including Librela, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Physical Rehabilitation.


Librela is a veterinary medicine used for the alleviation of pain associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP is suggested for conditions that impact ligaments, muscles, and tendons, including osteoarthritis.

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Veterinary Rehabilitation specializes in personalized programs designed for pain management.

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Platelet Rich Plasma

In the ever-evolving field of veterinary medicine, innovative treatments are constantly emerging to enhance the well-being of our furry friends. One such groundbreaking therapy gaining attention is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP is a type of regenerative medicine, suggested for addressing inflammatory conditions that impact ligaments, muscles, and tendons, including osteoarthritis. There are several areas that can be treated with platelet rich plasma.

What Are Platelets?

Platelets are a component of blood, with their main function to produce a clot so that a patient does not bleed excessively. However, platelets also contain proteins that can help the body heal.

For further details on this groundbreaking treatment, delve into our blog post which highlights insights from CHFA's Dr. Paplawsky. If you are curious if your pet is a candidate for platelet-rich plasma or have additional questions please call us at 616.949.0960 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.