Arthritis in Dogs – The Basics

Hi everyone! I’m back from my break and I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Mine was a mixed bag, but mostly fabulous – Swedish vacation, at least a few days on the beach, canine health class in England, etc.

I just the other day came across this video that I wanted to share with you. Although the music in it is a bit annoying and there are a few typos, it does contain a lot of good information. It covers a bit of the basics of joints, the different types of arthritis, how and why canine arthritis develops, symptoms of arthritis in dogs, and diagnosing. There are supposedly follow-up videos to this one coming (covering prevention and treatment), but I haven’t been able to find them yet.

I wish I had seen this a long time ago. We were told for quite some time that Sadie had arthritis, but looking back, I think it was the cancer spreading. Or maybe a combination of the two. Either way, I can’t help thinking that perhaps we could have done something if we had caught it earlier. Lesson learned: keep educating yourself and always get at least one second opinion.

Cattie Coyle

Cattie Coyle

Founder and Editor at Animal Wellness Guide
Cattie is the founder and editor of Animal Wellness Guide. She is a freelance photographer, graduate of Bancroft School of Massage Therapy’s small animal program, and has studied Applied Zoopharmacognosy. Learn more about Cattie
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