We all understand the discomfort of an itch. Luckily, you have soft manicured hands and opposable thumbs to scratch that itch without damaging your skin. Your furry friend doesn't have that luxury, or the control, to ignore the itch.
The causes of bone diseases in dogs include poor nutrition, infections, tumors, and trauma. An in-depth understanding of the signs of bone disease can help you detect and treat any disorders early enough to protect your pal’s health, mobility, and happiness.
Immune-mediated polyarthritis is one of the three most common forms of canine arthritis; the other two being septic arthritis and osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative joint disease (DJD). The Arthritis Foundation notes that a fifth of all pets in the USA have been diagnosed with some variation of arthritis. It also notes that dogs older than seven years have a 65 percent likelihood of developing arthritis.
We all dream of aging gracefully with our dogs. But we also have to acknowledge the fact that our canine companions reach the senior bracket quicker. Like humans, dogs’ joint tissues often wear down and deteriorate with age.
As loving dog-parents, we all wish we could age gracefully with our furry companions. This is why we always see the young playful pup, no matter how big they grow. Sadly, time flies so fast, and we cannot stop it or deny reality.
Obesity is the biggest concern if you tend to feed your dogs your leftovers! According to statistics, over 50% of dogs in the US are either overweight or obese.