CANINE ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAIN - an overview
Simply put, arthritis is joint inflammation. It is a painful, progressive condition that destroys the cartilage and connective tissues that provide a cushion between bone and joints.
Arthritis is very common in dogs, especially larger breeds. It affects one in every five dogs in the U.S. and is one of the most common sources of chronic pain that veterinarians treat.
- Difficulty sitting or standing
- Decreased activity
- Sleeping more
- Reluctance to do normal activities like run or climb stairs
- Behavioral changes like withdrawal or aggression
|Arthritis as early as age two?
Yes. In one study 95% of dogs showed evidence of arthritis lesions at age two, even though no outward symptoms were apparent. In fact, dogs as young as 6 months can suffer from arthritis. This underscores how important prevention is to your dogs health plan, regardless of age.
At Pet NutriSystems we encourage a proactive approach to pet health. It is the best way to protect our pets and keep them healthy. If your dog is suffering from arthritis pain or you want to take protective steps against the disease, we offer well researched products and information that give much needed support when your friend needs it most. Many nutritional advancements have been made in the way we deal with joint pain. By following the proper guidelines to joint health today you give your dog the best advantage for the future.
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