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What is Canine Arthritis?


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What is Canine Arthritis?

It is a degenerative joint disease that affects dogs from as young as 6 months of age but is predominantly seen in the older dog.  Diagnosis is made by your vet, usually through manipulation of the joint which is painful and stiff due to the erosion and inflammation of the joint capsule.
As the condition causes discomfort and pain it can make exercise difficult for your dog but it is essential that they maintain mobility and a healthy weight and this is where hydrotherapy really benefits as it is a non-weight bearing exercise your dog can move freely plus the warmth and hydrostatic pressure of the water helps to reduce pain and swelling.
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