The majority of joint problems are degenerative and will cause serious deterioration as time goes by. For this reason, it is important to treat it properly.
Discover the Articular range and help your dog to stay healthy and conserve joint mobility
THE MOST COMMON
- Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is the most common cause of lameness, and can affect 20% of dogs over one year old. This disease produces inflammation of the joints and intense chronic pain in your dog.
- Dogs can also develop osteochondrosis, a congenital defect in the development of joint cartilage.
- Hip or elbow dysplasia is also common in large breeds. It is passed on through the genes and involves abnormal formation of the hip joint.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES
Joint problems particularly affect the majority of old aged dogs. They can also affect young dogs over one year old, especially in large breed animals.
Breed and predisposition
Some breeds, due to hereditary predisposition, have more joint problems than others, such as German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Golden Retrievers and Labradors.
Dogs that are overweight are most likely to suffer from these diseases and other conditions related to the joints.
Because of an injury or fracture (hip or elbow dysplasia, torn cruciate ligament, dislocation of the kneecap…) there is a greater likelihood of suffering from joint problems.
HOW TO SPOT IT?
Fill out this short test to find out whether your dog is suffering from joint problems
YOU CAN HELP THEM WITH
Your dog’s food also affects the state of their joint health and their mobility. This is why it is important to have food that…
Has antioxidants and hydrolised collagen
Contains vitamins and Omega 3
Has hyaluronic acid
Complete and balanced
BENEFITS OF ADVANCE ARTICULAR
If in addition to joint problems your dog is overweight or is over 10 years of age, with Advance Veterinary Diets you can help them with nutrition that adapts to their particular needs: