How to Recognize Dog Arthritis?

Dog arthritis is a painful, progressive and usually permanent joint disease that is very common in domestic dogs.

While it usually occurs in older dogs, arthritis can also strike younger animals, especially those with a genetic predisposition to developing the disease.

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Symptoms Of Dog Arthritis

The clinical signs of dog arthritis usually appear gradually and slowly worsen over time. The first joint pain dog symptoms frequently are so mild that the owners often miss them. So how do you recognize Arthritis in a dog?

Here аrе signs that can indicate thаt your dоg has arthritis:

Intermittent lameness
Weight gain
Lethargy
Swollen joints; may be warm and tender
Painful joints (when touched/palpated or moved)
Visible joint deformities
Stiffness (especially after vigorous exercise or prolonged periods of rest; “bunny-hopping” gait)
Reluctance to rise or move
Appetite loss
Depression
Aggression when joints are touched
Prolonged periods of rest (sleeps more than usual)
Irritability
Abnormal stance when walking (pelvis tucked under; using hind legs with exaggerated care)
Exercise intolerance; disinterest in physical activity

What Can Increase The Risk Of Arthritis?

Any joint in your dog’s body can be affected by arthritis, but usually it develops in hips, elbows, knees, wrists, shoulders, ankles and lower back because of several factors:

Age – in most cases arthritis is a result of cartilage unsustainability and changes in the body that occur when dogs become older. At the same time arthritis affects younger dogs due to injuries, incorrect joint development and overweight.
Weight – affected dogs often spend more time resting or sleeping, which can lead to weight gain. If a single joint is affected, it can predispose joints in the other limbs to develop arthritis, because they will be carrying more weight than normal, that is why it’s very crucial to recognize dog arthritis symptoms fast. Large, heavy breeds are also exposed to the risk of arthritis.
Genetics – breeds that are predisposed to elbow osteochondrosis and dysplasia (Labrador Retrievers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Rottweilers, others), hip dysplasia (lots of breeds), patellar luxation (small toy breeds) or cranial cruciate ligament tear or rupture (many breeds) also have an increased chance of developing degenerative arthritis.
Load – free-roaming dogs have a greater risk of traumatic injuries, which increases their chance of developing arthritis at the injury sites. Working dogs, and highly athletic dogs have similar risks.

Consult your vet after noticing some changes in dog’s behavior!

Arthritis Treatment For Dogs

There are supplements that may help to reduce some of the dog’s bone density, but these may not necessarily guarantee the success of treatment.

In some cases, a medical plan can be devised to help build backbone loss by addressing any dietary deficiencies that animal has. This is going to slow down the condition but may not necessarily stop it from progressing completely.

Additionally, you can give your dog natural arthritis remedies like vitamins, oils, herbs, and others.

A lot of success is found in the transplantation of dog Stem Cells in the affected joint!

Medrego offers CaniCell Therapy product for Arthritis and Osteoarthritis injuries from Allogenic (healthy donor derived) Mesenchymal Tissue Cells. These Stem Cells will be added to the areas where the dog is dealing with severe pain in order to repair the damaged tissue and bones.

Dog Stem Cell Therapy is a treatment which has proven itself all around the globe with more than 10 000 dogs treated. Many experts have confirmed the safety and efficiency of dog Stem Cell treatment – experts report that the success rate is quite high (up to ~90%).

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Benefits Of Using Stem Cell Therapy

Medrego CaniCell therapy offers the following advantages:

Cost-effective solution. We work hard to make Stem Cell Therapy affordable and accessible.
In the case of Allogeneic therapy, it is a non-invasive procedure for your dog to obtain mesenchymal Stem Cells (no risk of infection).
In the case of Allogeneic therapy, healthy young donor-derived cells used for any CaniCell preparation.
Decreased inflammation processes and pain for the dog. Improved mobility for a dog (decreased limping).
Decreased inflammation processes and pain for the dog. Improved mobility for a dog (decreased limping).
Highly homogenous dog mesenchymal cell population obtained due to proprietary cell sourcing and preparation technology.
Immediate availability of cells for transplantation. Dose can be stored in a freezer.
Long-term regeneration effect and first results can be seen after a few weeks.
High, up to 88% success rate for our clients and up to 90% less repeated injuries for tissue damage.
High, up to 88% success rate for our clients and up to 90% less repeated injuries for tissue damage.
In the case of tissue damage, no scar tissue formed in the injury place if treatment applied timely. Good effects can be seen also for chronic injuries.

Disclaimer: Medrego CaniCell is not a medicinal product* or a veterinary drug. Medrego CaniCell contains unmodified sterile animal mesenchymal tissue cells only for transplantation in horses/dogs/cats. The product is made for a specific doctor’s order.

* Definition of a veterinary medicinal product in the European Union can be found in Article 2 of Directive 2004/28/EC, an amendment of Directive 2001/82/EC relating to veterinary medicinal products.

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You can book a FREE 15-min online phone consultation (European clients only) about your particular case with our stem cell therapy consultant. You can learn more about use cases and indications, how to order and administer the stem cell therapy and also hear our success stories.

This will not be a medical advice over the phone, so you still need your veterinarian to look and examine the injury and then decide upon a treatment.

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