Osteoarthritis, often referred to just as arthritis, is a painful disease caused by wear and tear of a joint. It makes movement difficult and sore.
Affected dogs are usually in their middle and senior years but arthritis can be seen in younger dogs, especially those with developmental joint problems such as hip and elbow dysplasia.
Most commonly arthritis affects the hips, elbows and knees but it can involve any joint.
You can make your dog more comfortable by employing simple strategies, and planning the best treatment for your dog with your vet.