Arthritis is most common ailments seen in the pets which range from middle-aged to older pets. Arthritis in dogs often caused by osteoarthritis. Bones within the joints are covered with a thin layer of very smooth cartilage for free movement. In arthritic dogs cartilage within the joint undergoes with changes. Due to which it become less smooth, resulting in the bone surfaces rubbing together. It cause changes within the affected joints that are very painful for the pets.
Check out the infographic by “thewoofworks.co.uk” which shows the different signs of arthritis in dogs.
Here are some of those common signs:
- Licking, Chewing & Biting: Arthritic dogs may also begin to lick, chew or bite at body areas that are painful.
- Become Irritable: Dogs with arthritis may become irritable, like they may snap or bite when approached.
- Difficulty In Moving: Due to arthritis in dogs they may become reluctant to do things which previously are easy for him to do.
- Limping: Some times your pet limp or favors one or more of his legs which means their joints are arthritic.
- Muscle Atrophy: It develop decaying of muscles tissue due to inactivity and decreased use of the muscles.