by Lee Wyatt
(last updated February 17, 2009)
One of the fears that any pet owner has is their beloved family member growing old. Often this can be as traumatic for you as if any other member of your family was getting too old for their "normal" activity. When this happens you might just find yourself saying "My dog has arthritis," and wondering what to do, just as if you were looking for yourself or another family member.
The first thing that a pet owner needs to realize is that their dog is going to age just like they do. Basically this means that just like when you get older and you start developing aches and pains, so does your dog. There is no real way to stop this from happening (either for you or your dog). However, just like there are some treatments that work on a human's arthritis, there are some that are going to work for your pet as well.
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