Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis is a long lasting inflammatory disease which affects joint health. It is caused when the cartilage between joints becomes less smooth and damaged. This is a common problem for many dogs and can cause pain, discomfort and stiffness.

There is no cure for arthritis, but the pain can often be managed. Relieving pain can improve mobility which helps to maintain the muscles that support the weakened joints.

McTimoney is a form of chiropractic manipulation used to treat pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. It predominantly focuses on optimising alignment of the spine and pelvis in order to restore correct function of the skeletal system, nervous system and surrounding soft tissue. The technique is non-invasive and very gentle so suitable for older dogs. The treatment aims to restore dysfunction and balance the animal’s musculoskeletal system, restoring health and movement, soundness and performance.

Common symptoms of arthritis in dogs

  • Feeling stiff
  • Difficulty jumping into the car
  • Lagging behind on walks
  • Limping after exercise
  • Difficulty with stairs
  • Less playful
  • Sensitive when being touched
  • More aggressive
  • Grooming less

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