During the colder months of the year many of us would prefer to stay in bed under a warm doona than get out of bed and brave the single digit morning temperatures. But spare a thought for your pet. Not only can they really feel the cold too (especially if they don’t have a thick coat) but they may also be suffering from the effects of arthritis, which are exacerbated in winter and can really affect their quality of life. In fact, one in five dogs suffers from arthritis…and many cats also suffer undiagnosed. So what exactly causes arthritis, what are the symptoms… and what can you do to help your pet if they are diagnosed with arthritis?