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Arthritis in dogs
Arthritis in Dogs
Arthritis in dogs is a disease in which joint cartilage deteriorates; resulting in
surfaces that are supposed to glide over each other but become rough whereas
lubrication within the joint is decreased. Movement is more difficult and often painful.
The signs of arthritis in a dog are: difficulty in walking, getting up from a seated or
lying position; difficulty climbing stairs and an overall decrease in mobility. Arthritis in
dogs is similar to that of in humans.
Degenerative Arthritis in Dogs
Degenerative Arthritis in Dogs may not manifest until the dog has had years of
abnormal stress. Since cartilage has no nerves, the damage can progress with no
outward signs until the joint is severely compromised and the lubricating fluid has
thinned and lost its ability to protect the bone surfaces.
Inflammatory arthritis in Dogs
Inflammatory arthritis in Dogs can be caused by infection or by underlying
immune-mediated diseases. Inflammatory arthritis in Dogs usually affects multiple
joints and is accompanied by signs of systemic illness including fever, anorexia, an
Again, this type of arthritis in Dogs is subdivided into infectious and
immune-mediated categories of arthritis in Dogs. Bacteria can cause infectious joint
disease, by tick-borne diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and by fungal
Immune-mediated arthritis in Dogs is cause by underlying weakness in the immune
system and can be hereditary.
Rheumatoid arthritis in Dogs, a deforming type of immune-mediated arthritis in
Dogs, is rare in dogs. Systemic lupus and an idiopathic (unidentified) immune-related
arthritis in Dogs both can cause non-destructive joint infections. Because infectious
arthritis in Dogs and immune-mediated arthritis in Dogs calls for different treatment
protocols, diagnosis must be accurate. The immuno-suppressive drugs used to treat
the immune-mediated disease may allow the infectious type of disease to thrive.
The most common cause of arthritis in Dogs is damage to joints from accidents.
Damage to ligaments in knees and shoulders are common joint injuries received from
accidents. In time, this can lead to inflamed joints and arthritic symptoms.
Arthritis in Dogs can sometimes be halted or prevented by surgery when x-rays
indicate joint malformations. If surgery is not indicated or advisable, relief can be
achieved with painkillers, exercise, rest, and diet. However, even over-the-counter
painkillers for arthritis in Dogs should not be used without the advice of a veterinarian
Whether drugs, surgery, or both are indicated in arthritis in Dogs treatment, owners
should make sure their pets get plenty of rest and moderate exercise during arthritis in
Dogs treatment and recuperation. Ultimately, the type and duration of exercise for a
arthritis in Dogs patient will have to be restricted to reduce the pain as much as
Treating arthritis in Dogs is similar to that of human arthritis. Therapies may
Healthy diet and exercise to help maintain proper weight to prevent and control arthritis
Working with your veterinarian to find a drug treatment that helps relieve the pain from
arthritis in Dogs.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are the most common form of
pharmaceutical treatment for arthritis in Dogs.
You can also use over-the-counter arthritis in Dogs treatments with your dog, such as
pills or food containing either glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate or Omega fatty
acids. Both have shown to help relieve the symptoms of arthritis in Dogs.
Non Pharmaceutical Treatments for arthritis in Dogs
There are no miracle cures for arthritis in Dogs. Most large dogs develop arthritis as
they age, so care should be taken to make old dogs with arthritis more comfortable
and improve their lives
Most large dogs develop arthritis in Dogs as they age. Although there are no miracle
cures, much can be done Gentle, regular exercise and gentle exercise, Weight control and a healthy diet is
highly recommended for arthritis in Dogs patients
Never give your dog human medication on arthritis in Dogs without checking first with
your veterinarian. Certain medications can be toxic to dogs.