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Dog Arthrosis is a Painful and Debilitating Disease of the Joints.
Canine osteoarthrosis (or "dog arthrosis") is a chronic degenerative disease that affects the bones and soft tissue of the joints, causing pain in dogs and decreasing flexibility. Arthrosis can affect any joint in your dog's body, but occurs most often in the following areas:
  • Stifle ("knee")
  • Elbow
  • Carpus ("wrist")
  • Stifle
  • Hip
  • Spine

Although research into help for dog arthrosis is underway, there is presently no cure, but the pain and inflammation associated with this condition can be treated.

Canine osteoarthritis is estimated to affect 1 in 5 adult dogs (aged a year or more). While mixed-breeds and dogs of any size, age or weight can show signs of osteoarthritis, older dogs and larger breeds - such as Labradors, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Great Danes and St.Bernards - have a higher incidence of the disease. However, osteoarthritis can also occur in small and toy breeds.

Ask your veterinarian for more information about controlling the pain and inflammation associated with dog arthrosis.