Joint pain is a common condition affecting dogs of all ages, affecting their quality of life and potentially leading to quite serious conditions and injuries. This pain may be hard to notice unless you know what to look for.

Types and Causes of Joint Pain in Dogs

There are two possible varieties of joint issues that can be causing your dog pain: degenerative and developmental joint pain.

  Developmental Joint Issues

Developmental joint issues are present in your dog from their birth. These issues are generally caused by genetic issues causing your puppy's joints to develop improperly when they are young. Conditions like elbow or hip dysplasia are examples of more serious injuries this could lead to down the line.
Many breeds of dog are predisposed to some variety of joint issues that will cause them pain. These issues are much more common in larger dogs but can be found in pups of any size. For example, Rottweilers are prone to developing knee and ankle joint problems, German Shepherd Dogs commonly develop hip dysplasia and Newfoundlands are one of the breeds that are most prone to developing issues in their cruciate ligament.

  Degenerative Joint Issues

Degenerative joint issues are caused by repeated use over time of your dog's joints, including the wearing down of cartilage or the injury of tendons. The most common of these kinds of joint issues is cruciate ligament problems, where their tissues degenerate over time and with repeated use until more severe problems and pain develop as a result.

When it comes to degenerative joint issues, the root cause will vary wildly. They can range from stress fractures to injuries and osteoarthritis. But often, they will develop in larger dogs since their weight places more stress on your pup's joints over time.

Breeds Commonly Prone to Joint Problems

German Shepherds

(hip dysplasia, arthritis)

Golden Retrievers

(hip and elbow dysplasia)


Labrador Retrievers

(hip and elbow dysplasia)


(hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis, OCD)



(hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis)

Great Danes

(hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis)



(Spine and neck injuries)


(hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis)


St. Bernards

(hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis)


(hip dysplasia, arthritis)


Symptoms of Joint Pain in Dogs

Nobody knows your dog better than you do. Dog’s are experts at hiding their pain and will try their hardest to keep their suffering a secret. This is especially true when it comes to hiding joint pain and discomfort.
The best time to take action is before symptoms are present. Luckily, there are signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for:

Often people will notice their dogs are sleeping more especially in the morning. They will often be reluctant to get out of bed. This can be very subtle at first so you have to be sensitive.

Limping and changes in your dog’s gait, whether it’s while getting up, going up steps, or during a walk, are all signs that your dog may be having joint pain, muscle spasms, or inflammation.


Sometimes you can see that your dog’s gait maybe a little more stiff than usual. Or you note that your dog is stiff after getting up from a lying down position.

When we notice our dogs slowing down, it might because they are in pain or discomfort as they are moving around. Joint discomfort is almost 99% of the time a silent problem in dogs.


When your dog is avoiding what was once an enjoyable activity, or when he stopped jumping on furniture, it may be a sign of joint pain.

This may seem pretty self-explanatory but often it is very subtle in the early stages of joint health problems. This the most common clinical sign noted by pet owners


This is often one of the very first signs your dog may show you. In this case, what was once a normally easy task quickly becomes a challenge.

Like stair avoidance, another sign of chronic joint pain should be a more obvious one to detect. But again, as with nearly all of these signs, the early stages can be subtle.


The most common observed altered gait in dogs is often termed “bunny hopping”. When the dog runs, he moves both back legs almost together, putting his weight on the hind legs, as if he's reluctant to make the rear legs touch the ground.

Muscle atrophy (muscle wasting) is defined as a decrease in the mass of the canine muscle and it is sometimes noticeable with some parts of the body getting thinner or weaker.


If you notice any of these behaviors in your dog without an obvious cause, it might be time to bring them into your Thornton vet in order to have them examined for joint pain and its underlying conditions.


Targeted Heating Therapy Braces

Joint problems are common in dogs, particularly in seniors and large breeds. Although there is no cure for this progressive condition, initiating appropriate management can help keep our dog active and improve their quality of life. The Targeted Heating Therapy Braces are used to reduce stiffness and muscle spasms, increase blood flow and relieve pain, which is helpful for ongoing conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis and hip dysplasia in your dogs.

Veterinarian approved
Relief chronic pain, such as arthritis and hip/elbow dysplasia
Home-used heat therapy for recovery
Targeted Heating
Safety without over-heating
Working well with other therapies


Why Our Infrared Targeted Heating Braces?

Veterinarian Approved
Targeted Heating &3 Temperature options
Different sizes for different breeds

Made of Graphene material without over heating
Totally safe with no sided effects
Work well with other therapies

Application Situations

Which Conditions Do Our Infrared Targeted Heating Braces Help?

Joint pain caused by arthritis
Joint pain caused by Hip/Elbow Dysplasia
Limping or stiffness
Tightness in Back and Legs

Body pain caused by ACL tears
Body pain caused by degenerative myelopathy (DM)
Post-surgical Recovery
Injury Recovery

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