Canine osteoarthritis is a relatively common progressive and degenerative disease in dogs. The condition has been linked to congenital disorders as well as general acquired anomalies such as physical trauma. In general, the joints affected by osteoarthritis will become inflamed and the cartilage will wear away progressively. Consequently, the bones in the joints will rub against one another due to the absence of the cushioning cartilage. The common symptoms associated with canine osteoarthritis include pain, lameness, general lack of mobility, limping, stiffness, and even behavioural changes.
20 March 2017