Like us, our animals suffer. But they can’t express the pain in the same way. Thus, Arthritis in pets, especially in dogs, is difficult for us owners, breeders, and other animal professionals to detect.
Symptoms of Arthritis in dogs
Arthritis in dogs is the result of joint wear, just like humans. Usually, a change in behavior in the animal is an excellent sign. Recognizing the warning signs of this condition is ultimately important.
For example, the dog rests all the time. He is tired after intense activity. His limbs are stiff after a moment of rest, and he takes longer to stretch. The dog is gentle in his movements, and his gait has changed; the dog limps, the dog licks his joints, eats less, he becomes aggressive. All of these examples are a non-exhaustive list of arthritis symptoms in your canine companion.
How to relieve and treat Arthritis in dogs
In case you notice any of these symptoms, consult a veterinarian. However, there are preventative care and arthritis treatments for dogs to delay and cure the condition,
first, by monitoring the dog’s weight and diet. Then by administering nutraceuticals, they are food supplements acting like drugs.
And finally, by applying the different physiotherapy techniques to relieve the animal. The ultimate recourse is to give him a pain reliever after having discussed it with your vet.