Simply put arthritis is inflammation of a joint. Several things can contribute to this including injury, trauma, genetics, aging and anatomical abnormalities. Signs will include difficulty rising, wanting to lie down for long periods, general stiffness that can get better with movement, refusal to participate in physical activities and crying or whining when they do. Treatments can vary with Prescription or Non Prescription/Non Steroidal anti-inflammatories, glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, injectable products such as Adequan and dietary foods that help support healthy joints. Also some relief is obtained with chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture treatments. We can address your pets needs in all these areas..