It’s difficult for dogs to remain highly active as they get older but there are ways to improve your dog’s health and prolong their daily activity. All natural remedies and preventative measures are always best to ensure your pet’s joints and overall health. Keep this in mind and it your dog will have a happier and healthier life.
Exercise is important for dogs of all ages to maintain the strength in their joints and ligaments as well. Walking your dog at least twice a day is important. This kind of activity will strengthen the muscles around the joints and ligaments and allows your pet to stretch. Make time for them to go for a walk every morning and evening and they will feel better and sleep better.
Obesity can lead to joint problems even before dogs get into their old age. While dogs may love all the treats that come their way, their spine and knees suffer with every additional pound. Keep their diet straight and do not overfeed them and they will feel and function better throughout the day.
Glucosamine and chondroitin are natural supplements and that help humans and pets maintain the strength and mobility in their joints and ligaments. These two supplements working together will lube the joints and help repair cartilage as well. Daily walks and exercise will help your dog react to the supplements and repair their joints. Adding glucosamine and chondroitin to your dog’s diet is a proven method to prolonging joint health.
Call Lake Anna Veterinary Hospital today with any questions about your pet or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Slovis or Dr. Alex!