Rottweiler dog and signs of arthritis

Dog owner question:

"Hi! I have a Rottweiler dog called Bruno who hasn't been moving like he used to.

Sometimes it seems like the dog is in pain when he gets up or goes to bed. Unfortunately, he is not as active as usual. What do you think is wrong with Bruno?"

Veterinarian's answer:

"Hi! "What do you think is wrong with your dog? Bruno may be suffering from arthritis.

Rottweiler dogs are prone to arthritis, especially in middle age and older. Arthritis is a chronic condition that results from inflammation and wear and tear of the joints, causing pain, stiffness and loss of movement.

Symptoms of arthritis can include pain or stiffness when getting up or going to bed, decreased activity, decreased performance during exercise, and even swollen, tender joints.

I recommend taking Bruno to your local vet. The vet will be able to thoroughly examine and diagnose your dog's condition.

Treatment of arthritis usually involves the use of medication and dietary supplements, as well as exercise and dietary changes. The vet will be able to advise on the best treatment plan for your dog!

Regular veterinary checks, proper diet and exercise will help to keep your Rottweiler dog healthy and prevent the development of arthritis.

Remember, prevention is the best defense against chronic diseases that affect dogs."

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