Caring for an Arthritic Dog or Cat

Arthritic can strikes our dogs at anytime throughout there life . If you notice changes in mood and activity, or isn’t feeling their best you may suspect a cold or your pooch ate the wrong thing, however it could be arthritis. In fact, arthritis affects one in every five adult dogs in the U.S. and is one of the most common sources of chronic pain that veterinarians treat.

 Early Diagnosis and Treatment

How do you know if it’s arthritis? Your dog can’t explain what’s wrong with them, but they can give you non-verbal cues. So closely watch your poochand take even subtle changes seriously.

Signs that your dog may have arthritis:

  • Favoring a limb
  • Difficulty sitting or standing
  • Sleeping more
  • Seeming to have stiff or sore joints
  • Hesitancy to jump, run or climb stairs
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased activity or less interest in play
  • Attitude or behavior changes
  • Being less alert

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Today there are lots options to take care of our lovings pets who suffer from Arthritic problems.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost