At nearly 13 years of age, Bailey is hardly a puppy. Still, it was difficult for her owner, Amy Edgar, DVM, to see the energetic Golden Retriever mix begin to slow down. About five years ago, Edgar started noticing that Bailey had some mobility problems. “Bailey had an intermittent limp on her right front leg and she couldn’t exercise as much as before,” Edgar recalls. “She was getting up more slowly in the morning, not bouncing up as she usually did. After a walk, I noticed that she was stiff.” Radiographs taken at the time revealed Bailey’s pain and stiffness were triggered by advancing osteoarthritis.
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