Arthritis is common in dogs and increasingly prevalent in cats. In this comprehensive, up-to-date resource, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, the worlds leading holistic veterinarian, equips pet owners with the knowledge they need to recognize and treat this debilitating condition. Dr. Shawn helps caregivers blend the most effective conventional and alternative therapies, including acupuncture, homeopathy, and nutritional supplements. He offers tips on preventing arthritis and getting the most out of vet visits. In addition, Dr. Shawn distinguishes the approaches appropriate for cats and dogs, highlights age-specific strategies, and offers diet and exercise guidelines for the arthritic pet. The result is the most effective care for companion animals and peace of mind for the humans who love them.