12 May, 21
As dog owners, it is common for us to become very emotionally attached to our pets. Naturally, we want the best for them. It is often upsetting watching our dogs age and succumb to conditions such as osteoarthritis which cause a decrease in quality of life through pain, discomfort, and reduced mobility. While the risk of developing these kinds of conditions certainly increases as they age, other factors may play a role too. Certain breeds seem to be more prone to this condition than others, with Labradors, Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and Bernese Mountain dogs seemingly being commonly afflicted in the spine, hips, and elbows. Hip and other joint dysplasias appear to be a higher risk factor, along with large stature and obesity.
Nutritional supplements can act as an excellent safeguard and countermeasure against your dog developing these conditions, bringing a whole range of benefits including increasing its quality of life and ability to exercise and move normally. There are many options to select from, and we hope that this blog helps you decide which supplements are best for your dog’s joints. Here are some top tips:
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