Arthritis is a familiar problem for most vets. A large number of dogs, and an increasing number of cats, are diagnosed with arthritis. Arthritis simply means an inflammation of joints and animals with arthritis usually suffer with pain and stiffness in their joints. Arthritis is typically a problem in older pets. However, many animals with arthritis will have had signs of disease from an early age if their arthritis is caused by problems with joint development.

This episode is taken from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Canis and provides information to help dog owners understand more about this condition.