Dog Arthritis Symptoms You Should Never Ignore5838449

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Arthritis is not only typical amongst humans but with dogs as well. Surprisingly, 20% of the dog population in the United States alone is impacted with this degenerative disease. No breed is exempted and even though it is much more widespread in older dogs, younger ones are also at risk. Obviously your dog has no way of telling you that he is suffering from arthritis. What are the most common dog arthritis symptoms?

1.) Your dog shows some signs of difficult in walking, sitting, running or even just standing. This is not a normal thing for a dog, he may be in terrible pain which causes him to swerve from his usual behavior. Dogs that are impacted with arthritis have no interest in playing either because of their sore joints.

2.) Your dog is sleeping more. Dogs are usually active in general and they slow down when something is wrong with them so you have to think about this as a tell tale sign.

3.) If you notice that your dog is reluctant in jumping or climbing the stairs then he should be in pain and his bones and joints are beginning to weaken. Attempt to observe too if your dog is using only one leg.

Dog arthritis symptoms should by no means be taken for granted. No matter how mild the symptom is, you should not think twice in bringing your pet to the veterinarian for correct diagnosis. If your dog is indeed suffering from this dreaded degenerative illness, you should give appropriate treatment right away. Physical exercise and weight management, joint supplements, prescription drugs and alternative therapies can all help in decreasing inflammation and in relieving pain.

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