Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Early Signs Of Arthritis In Dogs

Arthritis in dogs will affect many joints.  It attacks and erodes the joints over a period of time.  Early symptoms are often missed and might include...

* Limping
* Loss of appetite
* Hesitant to move in ways they previously had (ie. going upstairs)
* Lameness that comes and goes
* Unusual/abnormal posture
* Stiffness noticed after rising from sleep or after exercise.
* Increased rest/sleep
* Changes in how the joint physically appears
* Unusual irritability
* Dog indicates pain when joints are moved or touched
* Thinning legs
* Uninterested in play/exercise
* Biting and licking of painful joints
* General lethargy

Our old guy

6 comments:

  1. My parents pups both have early arthritis, it s a tough life at times, but they are happy.

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  2. Hopefully me and Stanley will not have to worry for many years. Our pawrents had doggies with arthritis before.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  3. Arthritis is NO fun at all. Mommy gives Duralactin to 3 of my packmates and it really seems to help a lot. Mommy wishes she could take Duralactin too.

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  4. My sister, Stanzie has Arthritis. Duramax has been the best anti-inflammatory med for her. She still wants to GO GO GO, just at a slower pace.

    Wyatt

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  5. Ma gives me a joint chew everyday (no...not the wacky tabacky kind! BOL!!).
    It is always good to keep an eye and have the vettie check us out every year!
    Piper is one smart doggie...no one can get by him without him knowin' it! ;)
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  6. Luckily that is one thing Ancient Pip never had. We were very lucky that way. Great post of things to look out for. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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