What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs?
Some symptoms of arthritis in dogs can include lameness, stiffness, swollen and painful joints, visible joint deformities, weight gain, irritability, appetite loss and lack of interest in any type of physical activity.
What causes arthritis in dogs?
There are many diseases that can affect the joints of dogs. Some of them can include ligament, tendon or muscle disease, fractures, developmental disorders and obesity.
What are some treatment options for arthritis in dogs?
Some of the treatment options include steroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications such as gabapentin.
Can I give my dog aspirin?
We do not recommend self-medicating your dog – you should always see your DVM for treatment.