Dog arthritis is a common problem with dogs
and can become a debilitating disease if not treated. This disease affects every five adult dogs in the United States. It is an inflammation of the joints, so watch for stiffness, pain and swelling in your dog.
The joints that are usually affected are the hips (small dog breeds are prone to hip dysplasia), elbows and knees. Arthritis is a progressive disease that develops over time. Watch for early signs such as different activity level or behavior.Osteoarthritis
There are different types of canine arthritis:
This is the most common, it’s chronic and slow progressing. It is the breakdown of your pet’s cartilage.
An immune disease that affects the whole body.
Stifle Joint Disorder
The knee and joint be unstable.
Degenerative Joint Disorder
Breakdown of knee and joint, usually cartilage and becomes unstable.
Signs that your dog may have arthritis :Refuses to go on a walk.
Reluctant to jump or climb stairs.
Thickening of joints of affected limb.
Is your pet suffering from:Ostoeoarthritis
Degenerative Joint Disease
Knee (stifle joint)
Wrist Arthritis (carpi)
So what do you do to help your dog? First of all, healthy diet and exercise to help maintain proper weight is important if your dog has arthritis since being overweight causes more stress on joints.
One of the most widely used treatment for dog arthritis now is glucosmaine.
It works by regenerating and rebuilding joint tissue plus stopping the pain. Liquid glucosamine is best and easy to feed your dog.