Arthritis is common in dogs and increasingly prevalent in cats. In this comprehensive, up-to-date resource, a practicing vet equips pet owners with the knowledge they need to recognize and treat this debilitating condition. An expert on holistic pet care, Messonnier helps caregivers blend the most effective conventional and alternative therapies, including acupuncture for pain relief, nutritional supplements, diet, and exercise. Readers also learn how best to prevent arthritis and how to get the most out of vet visits. Throughout, Messonnier distinguishes the approaches appropriate for cats versus dogs and highlights age-specific strategies. The result is the most effective possible care for companion animals — and the humans who love them.