· Super Moderator
As an arthritis sufferer myself finding balance is the ideal but not always possible. Cold weather does make it worse. The best thing to keep it down to a dull ache as opposed to excruciating is moderate exercise. Overdoing is inevitable occasionally, then moist heat is helpful. Of course he'd licking off the warm water then probably Wrapping the areas he licks and a couple minutes of heat throughout the day is a good idea, plus a little bit of walking around to keep the joints from freezing up.