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How to Recognize Signs of Arthritis in Pets

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One of the ways Dogville Daycare “cares” for our clients and their fur-kids is that we have a special place in our heart for older dogs. It goes without saying that older dogs have specialized needs that we need to be on the lookout for, and accommodate. Today we wanted to highlight a very helpful article by Ashley Gallagher, DVM. It is titled “How To Recognize Signs of Arthritis in Pets.” From the article:

“Arthritis is one of the most common ailments affecting middle aged to senior dogs and cats. It can be a source of chronic pain and negatively affect their quality of life. Also known as degenerative joint disease, arthritis occurs when a joint is unstable causing the bones to move abnormally within the joint. Cartilage lines the joints acting as a barrier between bones. Over time this abnormal movement erodes the cartilage and bone begins rubbing against bone creating chronic inflammation and pain.”

Click here to read the full article which explains the signs of arthritis, how to prevent and treat, as well as whether your pet is prone to arthritis or not.

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