Osteoarthritis, or arthritis as it is usually called, is one of the most common diseases of dogs. Dogs, both young and old, suffer from a wide variety of disorders that affect their joints, often leading to osteoarthritis.
Much to the surprise of many owners, cataracts can occur commonly in young dogs as well as geriatric dogs. Because we are used to cataracts in people being associated with age, we don’t expect a dog as young as 1 or 2 years of age losing vision from cataracts.
Is it a good idea to give a pet as a gift? Pets are often given as holiday gifts by well meaning family and friends. The holiday season is often stressful for people and pets alike. Because of the time demands of a new pet, especially a kitten or puppy, this type of gift will only escalate the stress of the season.