Three forms of canine arthritis

The final form of arthritis that can affect your dog is the septic variety. This form of canine arthritis is caused by a fungal, viral, or bacterial infection that occurs in one of your dog’s joints. This is commonly caused by a wound such as a dog bite. The organism travels through the bloodstream until it reaches a joint which it infects. Septic canine arthritis can be treated effectively with antibiotics if the infection is caused by bacteria.