What are common signs of arthritis pain?
Common signs of pain in dogs with osteoarthritis include:
1. Limping after exercise
Exercise is very important for dogs, including those with arthritis. It helps maintain flexibility and muscle strength and is good for our dogs’ emotional wellbeing. However, exercise can also flare-up arthritis pain. We may notice that after walks of a certain time or distance or a walk that was loner or more challenging than normal, that our dog starts to limp. This is not normal and should make an owner consider that their dog may be in pain.