Besides specific supportive feeds, we would like to share some recommendations that might help your dog with its joint issues. What’s strenuous for the joints? Which movements should a dog avoid and which are safe? How do you prevent obesity?
Provide linear movement. Prevent sudden movements such as abrupt deceleration or sudden turns or sharp twists, for instance when playing fetch. This may put a strain on your dog’s joints.
Swimming is an excellent form of exercise, as it puts minimal strain on the joints.
Use a dog ramp rather than allowing your dog to jump out of the car.
Be careful with strenuous sports like agility, flyball or dog frisbee. This may put a strain on your dog’s joints.
Your dog might need additional treatment. We strongly advise you to contact a vet if your dog has joint issues.
Tips for preventing obesity
The nutrition guide on a product’s packaging is only a guideline. The daily amount of food strongly depends on several factors, such as the activity level of the dog, being spayed/neutered, the ambient temperature and a potential predisposition to weight gain. Adapt the amount of food to your dog’s needs.
It’s important to weigh the daily portions. This will help you prevent overfeeding your dog.
Monitor your dog’s weight on a regular basis, to keep track of any gaining.
We strongly discourage feeding your dog additional snacks, such as bones, cookies, cheese, bread or dinner leftovers when he’s on a diet. Too much supplementary food increases the risk of obesity!
Give any medication always as specified.
Spread the daily amount of food over at least two meals per day.
Feed your dog separately, prevent the possibility of eating along with any other pets.
Always make sure there’s plenty of clean and fresh drinking water.
Store the food as prescribed, in a cool and dry environment (and not on the floor). This way the quality and flavours are maintained.
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Our CareTeam is stand-by to provide you with advice and guidance. We will gladly help you to get your furry friend up and running again!
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