Today’s article highlight is “Recognizing Arthritis In Dogs” by Lorie Huston, DVM. From the intro to the article:
“Arthritis is a disease that can affect any joint causing pain and discomfort. The joints most commonly affected in dogs include:
- stifle (knee joint)
- carpus (wrist)
- hock (ankle)
- intervertebral joints (backbone)
…Arthritis results from damage to the cartilage within the affected joint. The damage occurs because of “wear and tear” on the joint from aging, congenital abnormalities, obesity, athletic injuries or traumatic injuries.”
Click here to read the full article which explains causes, symptoms, and diagnosing arthritis in dogs further.