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Dog undergoing arthritis treatment turns into a happy 'puppy' on his favorite beach

In the video, the dog is seen on the beach, wagging his tail and awaiting his owner's instructions. He sniffs around a few rocks.

Dog undergoing arthritis treatment turns into a happy 'puppy' on his favorite beach
Cover Image Source: Reddit/QuiGonGiveItToYa

People have an extraordinary bond with pet dogs, and their value in our lives is immeasurable. These four-legged companions have evolved from being mere working animals to beloved family members. The extent of our affection for dogs is evident in the care, love, and attention we shower upon them. As loyal and affectionate creatures, dogs offer unconditional love, comfort, and emotional support, becoming vital sources of companionship. They brighten our days and improve our mental and physical well-being. Sadly, as time passes, our canine companions grow old and sometimes even become diagnosed with diseases. In such scenarios, we try our best to give them the correct treatment and nurse them back to health. u/QuiGonGiveItToYa shared a heartwarming video of their dog feeling much better after taking arthritis medication while on vacation.

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Image Source: Reddit/QuiGonGiveItToYa

 

In the video, the dog is seen on the beach, wagging his tail and awaiting his owner's instructions. He sniffs around a few rocks before darting across the sand to pick something up, to which the owner exclaims, "You got it!" The dog then runs back to the same spot as he is hit by waves from the ocean, but he stands strong with no visible signs of pain owing to the medication. The wholesome post captioned, "I started my señor dog on an arthritis medication before we vacationed to a place he used to love. It absolutely melts me to see him acting like a puppy again!" Users on the platform loved the video and shared their stories of pets diagnosed with arthritis. u/User21233121 commented, "Hey man, one of my dogs had severe arthritis since he was 3. Every year, we were told that there was nothing else that could be done for him. Except, he lived till 13. I don't know how old your doggo is, but remember that as long as he isn't in any pain, you are doing the right thing."

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Image Source: Reddit/Does_science_okayley

 

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Image Source: Reddit/other_half_of_elvis

 

Another user, u/PinktonPanther, shared, "That's a grade A good pupper. I loved seeing my old boy be young again. This right here is a very loved and happy pup. Good for you and your fuzzy buddy." u/JanePurple pointed out the typo in the post caption, saying, "Señor or senior? Maybe a typo, but either way works... He indeed looks so happy. Enjoy the rest of your beach vacation and hugs for prancing doggy."

According to the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Osteoarthritis (OA) stands as the prevalent type of arthritis in dogs, impacting around 25% of the dog population. This chronic joint ailment involves the deterioration of joint cartilage, joint capsule thickening, and the development of new bone around the joint (osteophytes), leading to pain and impaired limb function. The signs of arthritis in dogs include limping, stiffness, reluctance to engage in physical activities, difficulty getting up, decreased range of motion, swelling or heat around the joints, altered gait, muscle atrophy, changes in behavior, and excessive licking or chewing at the affected joints. If you notice any of these signs in your dog, it's crucial to consult a veterinarian for proper diagnosis and management to improve your dog's quality of life and slow the progression of the disease.

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