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Features February 2013 Issue

Recognizing Arthritis Pain in a Dog

Signs to look for other than a limp can help lead to treatment sooner.

In too many cases, a dog is in pain from arthritis for quite a while before her owner recognizes that something is wrong. That’s because people tend to expect arthritic dogs to have an asymmetrical gait, such as a limp. But not all joint problems express themselves that way. Take, for example, the case of a dog whose elbow joints in both front legs hurt equally. She’s not going to favor one over the…

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