Archive | Arthritis

Osteoarthritis in Dogs

(aka ‘Arthritis’, ‘Rheumatism’, DJD) What is osteoarthritis? Arthritis means ‘inflammation of a joint’. Inflammation is a basic way the body reacts to infection, irritation or trauma and we generally see redness, swelling, warmth and pain. So ‘arthritis’ is actually not a very specific term and there are a number of quite different problems that will […]

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Hip Dysplasia In Dogs

Are puppies born with abnormal hips?   In this article we will look at some of the most common questions asked about hip dysplasia in dogs. What actually is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is a heritable condition in which one or both hips develop an abnormal shape. It is usually painful but the degree of […]

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Glucosamine – Why Use it when it doesn’t work?

Since 2000, more than 800 products containing dietary supplements promoted as treatments for osteoarthritis have entered the US market place alone. In 2008, the market for supplements such as herbal medicines, nutritional supplements was $20 billion and rising. Surely, they must be doing something if we spend this much money on them? Maybe..maybe not. I […]

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