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Keeping your Dog’s Joints Healthy!

As your dog start to age their joints age with them and most senior dogs experience some type of joint problem (arthritis is a very common problem in older dogs). You can be proactive with your dog by maintaining your dog’s health!

This means that you will want to watch your dog’s weight, diet, and exercise.

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If your dog has arthritis or other joint conditions, there are many different natural supplements that are available to dogs. You can also accommodate joint problems by buying products that make your dog’s life easier.

If your dog can’t jump on the bed any longer it might be a good idea to get them some stairs (jumping can cause a lot of impact on a dog’s joints). Many people will also get their dog a ramp to help them move around comfortably.

Loving a senior dog is not difficult especially if you have had your dog for a long time. A senior dog might have different needs, but they are not harder, they are just different.

Accommodating a senior dog means spending time with them and focusing on their well-being. This might mean a few more veterinarian visits, but it is well worth it. Knowing what issues might arise and what to expect from a senior dog is important in how you care for them.

At the end of the day you just need to love your dog!

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Cathy D. Evans
Life-long fan of all dogs including Finnegan pictured here. He's a Chinook about a year old with the most wonderful personality. Please enjoy this dog website and its content. “Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.” —Cesar Millan (dog trainer)

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