In young dogs
• Prevention in young dogs (especially large breeds) due to rapid growth of ligaments, joints, and connective tissue.
• As a preventive measure for working and sporting dogs due to heavy load on the joints.
• Dogs with sensitive stomach, as well as dogs with food allergies, and joint problems.
In older dogs
• One in 5 dogs older than 7 years has arthritis.
• To reduce joint inflammation.
• To cure inflammation, tendon, and connective tissue disease.
• In the recovery period after orthopedic surgery.
• Dogs with sensitive stomachs, as well as dogs with food allergies and joint problems.
There are three major warning signs of osteoarthritis in dogs
The first warning sign
Difficulty in mobility
You may have noticed that your dog has difficulty with climbing or going up and down the stairs, or just find it difficult to stand. This is one of the earliest signs of arthritis that you will notice as a pet owner, and it is relatively easy to see. Your pet may seem hesitant about jumping, have trouble sitting, or getting up after lying down. When you notice these symptoms, it is your first warning sign.
The second warning sign
Changes in muscle tone and decreased physical activity level
If your dog's muscles are not used regularly, the atrophy can occur and the legs and thigh muscles may look and feel softer to the touch. Unfortunately, this decrease in physical activity can also lead to weight gain as your dog does not move enough and does not burn calories.
The third warning sign - Pain
Dogs tolerate pain well, but when the process is already so developed and the pain is so severe your dog will start using one leg more and start limping (protecting himself from pain). When your dog starts limping, you should pay attention and watch your pet during the day. You will probably see that the pain and numbness is more intense in the morning, since this is the usual time of day for this symptom. Because of the pain, your dog may lose the will to play or run around. Dogs do this because they try to avoid the pain caused by arthritis.
• Losing interest in walking and playing
• Difficulty when getting up
• Stumbling when walking
• Swollen joints, sensitive to the touch
• Limitation of movement at a joint, joint stiffness
• Behavior changes, withdrawal into oneself
• Longer periods of sleeping during the day