The clinical signs of canine Osteoarthritis include:
- Joint swelling
- Decreased joint range of motion (ROM)
- Joint pain
Some pets may also refuse to jump into the car or onto the bed, have difficulty climbing stairs or be unable to sit in a normal position. Many will not show clinical signs when the adrenaline kicks in during dog play or ball chasing. Typically, these animals will show pain and lameness following their play/rest cycle.