Time wears down our pets and their joints, just like it does with us. Sometimes the symptoms of aging are the same in both humans and canine, but not always. Dogs are susceptible to conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis too, although it may be harder to determine when these ailments begin. Joint health care is not only important in the ability of dogs to perform well, but also for the comfort of dogs in routine movements such as walking, climbing stairs, and rising. If you notice difficulties in these areas, it may be wise to head to your vetinarian.