As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, many are preparing for the joy and camaraderie of the holiday season. For most of us, the season conjures beloved memories of the smell of rain and the warmth of a well-built fire. But for many, the change in temperature brings only pain, as the sudden change of weather causes flares of inflammation, exacerbating symptoms of arthritis and similar degenerative disorders. Pressure changes that lead to weather changes can cause your pet to feel considerable pain if he suffers from arthritis or hip dysplasia. But you don’t have to let your pet suffer silently; there is a wide array of treatments available to help relieve pain and inflammation in arthritic pets.