View Full Version : arthritus(sp)???

05-28-2003, 01:15 PM
my dog beanie is 6-7 years old. i got him from the shelter. he's a pomarianian mix. he is not alowed on the carpet because he pees everywhere.:rolleyes: will he get arthritus(sp)? how old are dogs before they get it? do all dogs get it?

05-28-2003, 01:21 PM
I doubt all dogs get it..My was like 12-13 when he got it I think maybe even older..I'm don't think its the same for all dogs though

05-28-2003, 01:31 PM
No, all dogs do not get it. There are also great medicines that can help a dog cope with it. My dog had it for probably around 5 or 6 years (I think she got it when she was around 10 or 11), but with her meds she was able to live a happy & active life :)

05-28-2003, 02:10 PM
will him running around all day help him not get it? do i need to feed him a special kind of fod to help him not get it?

05-28-2003, 10:11 PM
Theres really not much you can do to prevent it...but to treat it, there are meds you can give to relieve pain and stuff like that.