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Dog Arthritis Directory

Dogs get arthritis, too. In fact, arthritis affects 1 in 5 adult dogs in the United States. Canine arthritis is a leading cause of chronic pain in dogs and can lead to permanent joint damage. It is can be caused by injury, infection, a nutritional disorder, or a development disorder of the animal's hip joint. Signs of arthritis in dogs include limping, difficulty sitting or standing, a sense of hesitation before jumping, running, or climbing, and decreased activity. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about dog arthritis, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.

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WebMD veterinary experts answer commonly asked questions about joint problems in dogs, including what causes osteoarthritis, what breeds are more susceptible to joint problems, and whether or not surgery is necessary.

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