Canine Arthritis Info

Arthritis basically means inflammation (‘itis’) of one or more joints (‘arthro’) in the body. While there are several types of arthritis, one of the most common is osteoarthritis which is a “degenerative joint disease” (DJD).  The most recent stats say 1:5 to 1:4 dogs are affected by DJD.

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Facebook Live on Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease

🦴 Osteoarthritis Pet Parent Resource 🐾

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Osteoarthritis / Degenerative Joint Disease Handout

Canine Arthritis Checklist

🦴The Arthritis Dilemma🧐

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Canine Arthritis / Degenerative Joint Disease and Exercise


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Arthritis Foundation

Definitely Not the Long-Term Death Sentence You May Think It Is

Defining acute flares in knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review

Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis

Exercise: Rx for overcoming osteoarthritis

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Centre

Mechanical loading inhibits cartilage inflammatory signalling via an HDAC6 and IFT-dependent mechanism regulating primary cilia elongation

Physio Can Help

Role of Exercise in Arthritis Management

Risk Factors for Osteoarthritis and Contributing Factors to Current Arthritic Pain in South Korean Older Adults

Risk factors for hip-related clinical signs in a prospective cohort study of four large dog breeds in Norway.

The effect of weight loss on lameness in obese dogs with osteoarthritis

The impact of aging on osteoarthritis