International Association of Animal Therapists


Arthritis In Dogs: Causes and Treatment

Osteoarthritis is defined as a disease of cartilage destruction. Another type of arthritis is an inflammatory disease involving an abnormal immune system. It is also called rheumatoid arthritis and is much less common in dogs. In this article I use the general term arthritis to mean osteoarthritis. Treatments for immune-mediated (rheumatoid) arthritis are different than treatment for the common form of arthritis.

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