Volume 4 - Issue 6

Welcome to this month's issue of The Pet Arthritis Chronicle. Please pass this along to your friends!

Table of Contents:

  1. Content from The Pet Arthritis Resource Center
  2. Weight loss for arthritic dogs
  3. Pet Arthritis Message Boards


    1. What is arthritis in cats?
    Arthritis in cats is the progressive deterioration of joint (articular) cartilage. One or more joints can be afflicted with the condition. Another term commonly used to describe this condition is degenerative joint disease. When the term osteoarthritis is used, it usually refers to an extension of the changes into the bone underlying the cartilage layer.
    2. Using Glucosamine to Ease Arthritis Pain in Pets
    Information on how glucosamine actually works for easing arthritis pain in cats, the science backing glucosamine, and how to select the best glucosamine formula for dogs...
    3. Arthritis in Dogs and Glucosamine Sulfate
    Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate supplements are fast becoming the most widely used supplements in dogs' diets. The reason is this: arthritis in dogs is one of the most common health problems seen by veterinarians. Quite unfortunately, dog owners and veterinarians rarely notice the early warning signs of arthritis in dogs because these animals have the character to ignore soreness and discomfort until the arthritic changes in the joints have progressed significantly. Recent widespread availability of nutraceuticals such as GLUCOSAMINE and CHONDROITIN SULFATE have proven to be significant contributors to easing the discomfort of arthritis in dogs. Plus these substances actually promote healing and tissue repair.

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Dog Owners win the battle with Arthritis

By J. R. Rogers

As we have discussed many times before, some simple aerobic exercise like walking goes a long ways toward helping you with your arthritis. Of course, it is going to help you in maintaining better weight levels and for that reason you gain ground on your arthritis.

A 2006 study

Last year a study of some 350 adults found that those who owned a dog were likely to walk an average of 300 minutes a week versus 168 minutes a week those who were not dog owners. If taken on a five-day “walk program” that would be about 26 minutes a day more for dog owners.

I am not suggesting that you trade your cat for a dog or that you buy a dog if you do not have one. It is just interesting that this difference is so great. And when you consider the huge benefits you gain from walking it helps you understand that a little distraction is really all you may need.

Walk with a friend

If you suffer from arthritis and (do not) have a dog, studies have also found that those who walked together were likely to walk greater distances. (And, I doubt that if you walk with another dog owner you would show any time difference)

The bottom line is that arthritis sufferers need to get aerobic exercise and walking is a simple and straight forward way to do it even if you do not have a dog.

A double hit

If you dog also is also suffering from arthritis, it goes without saying that you both benefit from these strolls. And, the recommended daily outing 5-7 days a week is at least 30 minutes.

See you next time.

A feature to our Pet Arthritis Resource Center is the Pet Arthritis Message Board. You can post messages, ask questions, learn more, and meet friends. You can post messages in any of the following sections.


  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Arthritis in Dogs
  • Glucosamine for Dogs


  • Feline Hip Dysplasia
  • Glucosamine for Cats
  • Arthritis in Cats

Other Animals

  • Arthritis in Other Animals

Post your own message on The Pet Arthritis Message Board now!

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This concludes the June Issue of The Pet Arthritis Chronicle. Look for the next issue in your inbox on July 15th, 2007!

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