pain is common in all middle aged and older pets, but particularly
dogs. We know that Apple Cider
Vinegar can be useful in helping to alleviate pain for many
animals but how do we identify arthritis in our dogs?
limping are the first indicators of arthritis and will often be
most readily apparent when your dog wakes up. Not all arthritis
sufferers demonstrate stiffness in the early stages and you should
keep an eye open for any changes in behaviour.
in your dog’s behaviour
If your pet
starts to show reticence in specific activities that he or she previously
completed with alacrity, you should consider the possibility of
arthritis. Jumping into cars or running down stairs are often good
Your dog may
spend more time asleep if it is suffering from arthritis pain. Obviously,
dogs will tend to sleep more as they get older but watch for any
reluctance to exercise.
Dogs in pain
or irritation will often persistently lick and sometimes bite the
area that is causing them the discomfort. This could flag-up arthritis
but is a useful indicator of other conditions as well.
A discussion with your vet will help you to plan your best route
to manage your dog’s arthritis.