Symptoms of Joint Pain in Dogs
Joint pain is a common condition which can affect dogs of all ages. It can be hard to notice joint pain in your dog unless you know what to look for.
If left unchecked joint pain can lead to serious injuries. Joint pain is much more likely to develop in dogs as they grow into their senior years. If you notice your pup “slowing down” it could be a sign of physical pain.
Developmental Joint Issues
Many breeds of dog are predisposed to joint pain. This occurs at birth. These issues are generally caused by genetic issues causing your puppy's joints to develop improperly when they are young. This issue is usually found in larger breeds. A good breeder will be able to provide you with information of any predispositions on their breed or lineage.
Degenerative Joint Issues
Degenerative joint issues are caused over time. Including the wearing down of cartilage or tendon injury. These issues can range from stress fractures to injuries and osteoarthritis. Extra weight places more stress on these joint issues.
Symptoms of Joint Pain
- Difficulty sitting, standing, or lying down
- Slowness or stiffness when getting up
- Trouble climbing the stairs
- A reluctance to jump or run
- Decreased activity or less interest in normal activities
- Limping or holding a limb up off the ground
- Joint swelling or stiffness
If you notice any of these symptoms it may be time for a trip to your veterinarian. They will perform a physical examination and take some x-rays. The sooner you begin treatment the better of your dog will be.
Surgical treatment may include:
- Arthroscopic cleaning of the joint
- Tissue replacement
- Joint replacement
Non Surgical Treatments
Weight management, getting your dog a healthy weight can reduce the strain and pain on their joints.
Strengthening, regular safe exercise like physical therapy.
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