Is your older dog 'slowing down' a little or not quite as enthusiastic about walks as they used to be? As the weather starts to cool many older dogs can really start to feel the effects of osteoarthritis. These little changes can be quite subtle and difficult to spot when you're with them every day.
Signs may include:
Unlike cats and humans dogs can develop arthritis at any age so it's important to recognise the subtle signs that they may be struggling. Thankfully there is plenty you can do to help!
Prevention is certainly better than cure and muscle lost is much more difficult to regain, especially in older animals. Getting started early can make a huge difference to quality and length of life. Visit your local vet or give us a call for more information.