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Acupuncture for Treating Arthritis

Sheila Johnson, DVM   June 6, 2014   Comments Off on Acupuncture for Treating Arthritis
Acupuncture For Arthritis

Arthritis can affect any joint, but most dogs are affected in the legs or spine. Often the cause is just normal wear and tear that occurs over the years, leading to erosion of the cartilage. This results in bone rubbing directly on bone which causes pain and a decreased quality of life for the pet. This can occur earlier in… Read more »

Arthritis in Pets

Judy Schroeder, DVM   June 4, 2014   Comments Off on Arthritis in Pets
Arthritic Elbow in Dog

Arthritis is a generic term that means, simply, inflammation in a joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and one of the most common diseases that pets face. This type of arthritis is usually seen in older pets, and is characterized by cartilage breakdown, bone remodeling, and fibrous tissue formation around the joint. Younger pets may develop arthritis… Read more »