Tips for Managing Your Dog's Joints Tip #757, Oct 22 2014
It's a fact of life that your dog will get old. And as your dog ages and nears its senior years, there are certain things that may occur. Elderly dogs will typically slow down, their coats may gray, their hearing may fade and their weight may change. Many senior dogs will also experience the painful inflammation of the joints called arthritis.
What is arthritis and what causes it? There are
several types of canine arthritis but the most common is osteoarthritis
Signs of Arthritis Some of the typical signs of arthritis include stiffness and unusual movements, slow to get up, difficulty climbing stairs, swelling in the limbs and trouble reaching food on the ground.