01/11/2011 – Article by Keith Somers & VIDEO By Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM, On Staff at Life’s Abundance
Canine Joint Disease, Is A Common Condition Affecting Many Dogs
by Keith Somers / Like Keith & Dog Wonders on Facebook
Canine joint disease may currently affect as many as 16 million dogs in the United States of a total in-home population of 81 million. According to The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, 09/19/2011, the figure is one out of five dogs or about 20%. Joint disorders are divided into two categories: noninflammatory and inflammatory.
Noninflammatory Joint Diseases include developmental, degenerative, neoplastic and traumatic processes. Degenerative, or osteoarthritis disease occurs when the cartilage protecting the bones of the joint loses its cushion, causing friction between the bones,