Osteoarthritis and Your Pet

Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disease that may affect any joint but is commonly found in a pet’s  hip, elbow, shoulder, stifle (knee) , carpus (wrist), hock (ankle) or intervertebral joints (in the spine).  It occurs when cartilage in the joint is damaged, either following a traumatic event or with wear and tear that increases in athletic animals, obese animals, or when the joint is congenitally abnormal.
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Obesity in Pets

OBESITY

Last month we visited all the troubles that can plague our older animals.  This month we will talk about obesity.  Obesity is one of the most common problems I see with all pets.  In fact, the latest statistics say that about 40% of pets in America are obese.  It can cause worsening and . . . → Read More: Obesity in Pets