Pat St Louis, MO 10/15/2008 1:36:12 PM There are some lifestyle changes you can make for an arthritic pet too. Two short walks a day instead of one long one. Waiting until later in the day to walk when the dog has had a chance to limber up. Providing an orthopedic bed. Providing a ramp to get up steps, into the car, onto your bed or couch. All sorts of little things, but they can add up and make life comfortable for your dog.