Canine Arthritis

I have to say that while I’ve heard of all manner of diseases and such that dogs, cats and other pets can have, I had never heard of dogs having arthritis problems.

Oh I’ve heard a few people say such things about they’re pets but I always figured it was them deciding that this was the case when it was probably something else. Then recently I saw H3nry (yes, it’s actually spelled that way, somebody was sloppy and there was a typo on his birth certificate and nobody ever thought it was worth the time and money to get it fixed) at the Nutjob Hills Diner.

He was talking about a recent trip to the vet because his dog was acting like it was in pain all the time. As it turned out, after a number of lab tests and such the diagnosis was actually osteoarthritis. Thus H3nry ended up with a bottle of that he was giving his dog. After a couple of days of this the dog was acting a lot more like his old self.

I have to say I don’t envy H3nry. He’s going to be giving those pills to that dog for a long time to come. I’ve given pills to dogs (and worse yet, cats). While it’s often needed it is also a royal pain to do because they don’t understand that it’s to help them. All they know is that you’re trying to force them to eat something they don’t want.

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