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4 ways to Prevent Arthiritis in youor Dog

By TOPDOG Comfit on January 30, 2018 in | comments
Four Ways to Prevent Arthritis in Your Dog

Approximately 30% of Australian dogs suffer from arthritis, and while we associate arthritis with older dogs, some of those 30% are not identified as fully grown. So with this concerning pet epidemic on the rise, what can you do to help your dog?

1. Buy a Comfortable and Supportive Bed for Your Dog

Unfortunately, a lot of pet owners don’t think of a supportive bed until it’s too late. But the truth is, it should be on your mind from day one. Lying on hard or non-supportive surfaces for long periods of time can damage your pet’s joints. But a bed like TOPDOG Comfit, which has a luxury memory foam topper, bonded together with a furniture grade base foam, will eliminate pressure on your dog’s joints and have them sleeping comfortably forever.

Feeding Your Dog Healthy and Balanced Meals

Research conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that 54% of dogs are overweight. This is a massive concern as obesity causes a large range of health issues, including arthritis. Making sure your pet is eating a healthy meal and also not overeating, is one of the easiest ways to prevent arthritis later on.

2. Exercising Regularly

Exercising regularly is another way to battle obesity in your dog. It’s important that you make sure your dog is getting regular exercise as it will not only help prevent arthritis, but also improve your dog's mental state, help prevent heart disease, and help avoid destructive behaviours such as aggression and barking. But it is important to remember to not overdo or push your dog during exercise, as it could injure your dog and their joints.

4. Treat Injuries

Trauma caused by earlier injuries is one of the largest causes of arthritis in pets. A lot of these injuries are minor but don’t be fooled, as they can have serious repercussions on your pet later. So it is extremely important to treat and heal injuries as soon as possible. Taking your pet to a pet chiropractor, applying acupuncture, or providing your pet with a supportive bed, can all be effective ways to prevent arthritis from injuries.

Treating arthritis isn’t easy and unfortunately, your pet will never fully recover. So instead make sure to stop arthritis in its tracks and help your pet by preventing, instead of treating.

Resources:

https://www.rufusandcoco.com.au/arthritis-in-pets
https://petobesityprevention.org/20 15/

https://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/exercising-your-dog.html

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/08/26/how-to-stroke-arthritis-right-out-of-your-pet.aspx
 

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By TOPDOG Comfit on September 12, 2016 in | comments
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