For our pets it's usually in the cooler months we start to see the first signs of arthritis, particularly in our older pets. Inflammation of the joint can occur at any age but what I will focus on here is degenerative arthritis that is often seen as stiffness in the walk, unwilling to rise easily from a comfy bed, not wanting to jump up on the couch and becoming slower on walks.
Could your house or environment be a haven for fleas? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is probably yes. That is if you own a furry friend and like many of us only treat him occasionally with flea control. Contrary to popular belief the most common way pets catch fleas is from the environment, as fleas rarely jump from pet to pet.