Charlie Bear here and that’s a pic of my good buddy, Rex.
I’m a little guy, just shy of 20 lbs., but Rex was a Golden Lab with some weight on him. Okay, Mom Peep says it was all muscle, and that’s mostly true. He was a strong son-of-a-gun, but he was big. Heck, I could almost walk underneath him, if I ducked a bit.
Anyway, in his older years he had arthritis in his joints. Mom tried to keep him exercised, and watched his food intake so he didn’t put on too much weight and impact those joints too much, but he was prone to limping if he overexerted by running or jumping.
So, at the vet’s suggestion, Mom gave him Glucosamine tablets. Just over-the-counter ones you buy to take yourself. In fact, she gave one to Rex in a pill pocket, and then put one out for Dad and one for herself at each dinnertime meal. It was a ritual that helped them all.
Here’s a quick list of things that Dr. Jon of PetPlace suggests:
TODAY’S PET TIP
Ways to Help an Arthritic Dog
Arthritis refers to inflammation or swelling in a joint. The cause can be abnormal bone or joint development, instability of the surrounding ligaments and tendons, damage or injury to the joint, an infection, or injury caused by the immune system.
Here are 6 things that you can do that may help your arthritic dog.
1. Slip-free Flooring
2. A Soft Bed
5. Weight Control and Dietary Therapy
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So Mom Peep did all she could with Rex (many of the things on the list) and it helped him a lot. Do you have a dog like Rex?
Wiggles and Woofs,