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Arthritis

arthritisArthritis is a degenerative disease of joints that usually results from chronic wear and tear. Arthritis is the number one cause of chronic pain in dogs and cats.

A few questions you might think about if you have an older dog:

  • Is your pet having difficulty getting up and down stairs or in and out of the car?
  • Is he/she stiff when getting up after lying down?
  • Is your pet more irritable than usual or restless when sleeping?

If you have a cat:

  • Is he/she reluctant to jump up on to furniture?
  • Does your cat avoid being picked up?
  • Has there been a change in response to grooming?

These are all potential signs of arthritis.

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