Age-related mobility problems in dogs
Dogs tend to be prone to age-related hip&joint issues. These health problems affect your pup’s quality of life and limit your shared activities. Some of the symptoms your fur baby can start exhibiting are:
🔸 Decreased activity.
🔸 Decreased range of motion.
🔸 Difficulty or reluctance in rising, jumping, running, or climbing stairs.
🔸 Swaying, “bunny hopping” gait.
🔸 Grating in the joint during movement.
🔸 Loss of thigh muscle mass.
Thankfully there are options to improve mobility.
When it comes to “home methods”, your vet may recommend the following to support your dog’s joint comfort & mobility:
1- A good Supplement
A good dietary supplement, especially one rich in Glucosamine and chondroitin. We recommend Mighty Petz 10-in-1 MAX Hemp Hip & Joint, specially formulated to keep dogs active and happy well into their golden years.
Advanced Chewable Formula contains 2.5 x More Glucosamine, 2 x More MSM & 1.75 x More Hemp Seed per chew than other leading brands + 7 other mighty active ingredients.
2- Physical Therapy
Pups with hip problems may benefit from physical therapy.
3- Weight Reduction
Extra weight can put stress on the joint and cause discomfort so it is recommended that you try to reduce your dog’s weight to help relieve that pressure.
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