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Does Your Dog Have Canine Osteoarthrosis? Common Signs of Dog Arthrosis

Canine osteoarthrosis (or "dog arthrosis") can be painful.

Signs of the pain are not always easy to recognize. This is why dogs that are in pain, like other animals, are "genetically programmed" by nature not to show their vulnerability. In addition, individual dogs respond to pain in different ways, depending on factors such as age, general health and breed. When dogs do express pain, they generally do so through changes in their behavior, including:
  • Lethargy
  • Stiffness
  • Limping
  • Reluctance to move
  • Aggressive or defensive reactions to touch
  • Unusual barking
  • Uncharacteristic hiding

Signs of dog arthrosis may also vary according to the severity of the disease.
In general, the more severe the disease, the more intense the signs.

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