healthy dos and don'ts for canine arthritis
arthritis affects dogs just like it does people (minus
the canine). Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints.
It is painful and can be immobilizing.
arthritis can affect dogs of any age.
While canine arthritis is part of the aging process
and is not uncommon in older dogs, it can also be a
dog health problem
for your pet of any age. Certain breeds are more predisposed
to canine arthritis than others so seek veterinary advice.
are some lifestyle suggestions for you to help minimize
the effects of canine arthritis:
glucosmine and chondroitin
supplements. These supplements are natural and
help to build cartilage. Also, look for them as yummy
dog treats or found supplemented in certain natural
repeated excessive exercise. This can cause arthritis.
red meat. It is high in uric acid which is a main
contributor to many types of canine arthritis.
sure your dog has a good natural diet. Read the ingredients
and avoid foods that contain preservatives, chemicals
and too much fat.
an orthopedic dog bed. This will make it easier for
your dog to find a comfortable sleep position and
get needed rest.
the jumping in and out of your vehicle by using a
special ramp. This is especially important for arthritic
your dog to help him to relax.