Features October 2016 Issue

Identifying Arthritis in Dogs

Stairs and tall cars are the bane of many dogs who suffer from osteoarthritis. Keeping the dog’s weight down and his nails trimmed will help preserve his mobility.

Identifying Arthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis affects the majority of older dogs. Watch for signs of this life-altering condition.

There are a number of types of arthritis that affect dogs: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic or infective arthritis, spinal stenosis, spondylitis and spondylosis. Conventional medicine considers arthritis in dogs and humans a chronic disease that progresses and has no cure but which can be managed with symptom-suppressing drugs and other therapies. Holistic veterinarians manage arthritis in dogs with diet, nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs, and a variety of noninvasive treatments, many of which dog lovers can provide at home.

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