Arthritis in Dogs
Symptoms & Treatment
If you notice your pooch to be limping in pain even though there are clearly no signs of injury or that you don’t know of any instance when it hurt itself, then there’s a great chance that your beloved pet may already be showing signs of arthritis. This is especially true if your dog happens to be a large breed or a dog that belongs to a special group of dogs that are genetically predisposed to abnormalities in their cartilage. Aside from limping because of pain, you might also notice your dog to show unusual lameness, excessive panting, and even loss of appetite; although, these can also be brought about by other veterinary medical conditions. That is why if you see something quite ‘not right’ in your pooch, there’s only one person you need to see: your vet.