Dog Health Advice
We hope that the canine health information and dog health advice about arthritus will be of some assistance. But please remember that if you are in doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Health Specialist.
Dog Health Issues - Description of Canine Arthritis
The word arthritis comes from the Greek word arthron. It is an inflammation of joints due to an infectious, metabolic, or constitutional cause.
Dog Health Problems - Symptoms of Canine Arthritis
Canine Arthritis is marked by pain, inflammation, stiffness, limping and swelling. The most common signs of a problem with a dog is when they display signs of pain with the inability to rise after sleeping or resting and finally a marked reluctance to take exercise.
Dog Health Questions - Canine Arthritis Causes
Any condition that damages a joint may produce arthritis. There are several possible causes of Canine Arthritis.
Dog Health Questions - Dogs susceptible to Canine Arthritis
Most dogs suffer from joint problems - canine arthritis is quite a common disease and will affect, in particular, the heavier dogs. It is usually associated with older dogs but it may occur in dogs and puppies under one year old due to such Developmental disorders as Hip Dysplasia and Legge - Perthes disease.
- Congenital disorders, almost all are due to genetic factors, such as Wobbler's Syndrome and Patella Luxation
- Developmental disorders such as Hip Dysplasia and Legge - Perthes Disease
- Ligament, tendon, or muscle disease
- Fractures of any joints
- Inflammatory joint diseases such as Lyme disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Obesity will aggravate the condition
Dog Health Information - Treatment of Canine Arthritis
The treatment of canine arthritis is palliative but the dog's weight should be carefully monitored as obesity will aggravate the condition. The dog's bed should be checked to ensure that is warm and dry.
Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems
The sole purpose of the Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems is as a reference manual to provide useful information to dog and puppy owners. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat sick dogs or as a substitute for obtaining professional veterinary advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Veterinary Specialist immediately.