Dear dog parent,
My name is Dr. Laura Robinson DVM, and I’m a professional veterinarian.
Having loved animals all my life… I’ve been a vet for over a decade and have helped treat THOUSANDS of pets in my lifetime.
But today, I’m writing to address a pressing issue that most dog owners are turning a blind eye to…
Did you know recent studies show that every 1 out of 4 dogs in America suffers from a degenerative joint disease called Canine Arthritis?
It’s also the BIGGEST reason why dogs are put down prematurely.
It’s heartbreaking, but it's true.
And in all these years, it still breaks my heart to see a loving owner rush through my doors, teary-eyed, with their pet wrapped in their arms… only for me to tell them there’s not much time left.
But you know what’s really tragic?
How EASILY avoidable this is, provided owners acted on it earlier based on the common signs of the disease.
Common Symptoms of Canine Arthritis:
- Difficulty waking up in the morning
- Lack of pace, appetite, and energy.
- Not wanting to go out much, staying in bed all day.
- Starting to slow down, lameness in walking.
- Whining, limping, and crying out in pain randomly
Most owners shrug them off as nothing serious or simply disqualify them as normal signs of aging
What they don’t understand is that every second of their inaction could literally be taking away DAYS from their dog’s life.
What do I mean?
Dogs have cartilage in their joints that act as a cushion to allow the joint to move smoothly through its full range of motion. As dogs age, this cartilage begins to degenerate.
This breakdown results in cracking and flaking of the cartilage, thereby exposing the underlying bone. Upon movement, the exposed bones begin to GRATE against each other causing your dog SEVERE agony and discomfort.
This can happen fast or slow but by the time dogs begin to express pain, irreversible damage often takes place and is very difficult to restore.