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Is It Aging, or Is It Arthritis?

Just like people, pets naturally slow down as they age. However, if you notice that your dog is exhibiting other signs as well, such as difficulty walking, standing up, or lowering their head to eat, this may be more than aging. This could be the sign of painful arthritis or degenerative joint disease! What Is Degenerative Joint Disease? Signs and symptoms associated with degenerative joint disease include: Change in normal behaviors and actions, such as avoidance of stairs or favorite pieces of furniture Difficulty moving Limping Loss of appetite Withdrawal from activities the pet once enjoyed, like playing Worn, inflamed
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