Did you know? Osteoarthritis and Physiotherapy
Did you know that 1 in 5 dogs will develop osteoarthritis? And many owners don’t know how to recognise the early signs of osteoarthritis. If your dog:
- Has become less active
- Is stiff and slow to rise after rest
- Has limited movement in a joint or limb or
- Has trouble jumping or getting up and down stairs
Chances are, they’re not just “getting old” but have the beginnings of degenerative joint disease.
Osteoarthritis commonly occurs in dogs over 7 years. Overuse, obesity, conformational problems or old injuries can all cause degeneration, swelling, inflammation of the joint capsule and abnormal bony spurs. All these signs of osteoarthritis may lead to a loss of mobility and pain in our canine companions.