How can you identify if your pet is suffering from joint pains? Joint problem is very common to all dogs. This can affect them in many ways. It can hinder their exercising, walking, or performing tasks. The most commonly affected areas are the hips and elbows.
Joint pain is often seen in its move. Watch out the following signs below:
- It moves awkwardly
- Finds it difficult to stand
- Refuse to jump or climb the stairs
- The joints are swelling
- An aversion to petting
- Bad temper
If you observe all the signs mentioned in your pet, take it to the veterinarian to determine its causes. Your dog may be suffering not only from joint pains but even for other reasons. The causes of dog joint pains manifest in the form of arthritis.
Causes of Joint Pains:
- Developmental problems and Hip Dysplasia – it is similar to elbow dysplasia that is a genetically inherited and developmental condition. It occurs if the joints are not growing properly often causing arthritic pain, discomfort and becoming dysfunctional.
- Metabolic Disease – this is the type of hemophilia which causes excess bleeding in joints leading to “arthritis”.
- Cruciate Ligament Problem –this is the most common pet arthritis problem. A god is often involved in degeneration. This often leads to joint pains and arthritis.
- Other Diseases – it includes the Lyme disease, hyperparathyroidism, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Immediately consult your veterinarian.