By Amy Plankenhorn, DVM
Winter, with its cold and damp weather, can be tough on arthritis sufferers. But for animals with arthritis, any time of the year can bring pain and stiffness. While cats definitely can have arthritis, today we're going to focus on hip dysplasia and hip arthritis in dogs.
What exactly is arthritis?
By definition, arthritis means painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. When we talk about "arthritis," we're usually thinking about osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, which occurs when there is a breakdown in the normal...