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Exercise Is Beneficial To Dogs With Arthritis

Exercise Is Beneficial To Dogs With Arthritis

Arthritis is a common ailment found in senior dogs. It can cause them immense pain and discomfort, making regular activities more difficult for them to do.

Symptoms of arthritis in a dog include difficulty walking due to pain or stiffness, swelling around the joint, reduced mobility, reluctance to do certain activities, and general fatigue.

Dogs that suffer from arthritis will likely have difficulty getting up and down stairs or climbing onto furniture.

When dogs are struggling with arthritis they may start to show signs of anxiety or depression as well as act out by being disruptive when their owner is away or engaging in destructive behavior at home.

As an owner, it is important to be able to identify these symptoms early on so that you can provide your pet with the best care possible.

An important part of treating arthritis in a senior dog is providing them with an appropriate diet, regular exercise, and joint supplements that can help reduce the inflammation associated with the condition.

In addition to managing the physical symptoms associated with arthritis, it is also essential to provide your pet with emotional support and comfort such as extra cuddle time or even special treats when they're feeling particularly low.

The best way to keep your senior dog comfortable and active is by taking proactive steps against the progression of arthritis before it causes too much pain and discomfort for your furry friend.

With proper care, a healthy lifestyle, and timely medical intervention, you can keep your canine companion happy and healthy well into their senior years.

Exercise Is Beneficial To Dogs With Arthritis

Exercise is a great way to help dogs with arthritis. Exercise helps keep muscles toned and joints flexible in dogs with arthritis, promoting better overall health.

It is important to understand which kinds of exercises are beneficial for your dog's condition so that you can adjust them accordingly.

Low-impact exercise is especially recommended for dogs struggling with arthritis as it allows them to strengthen their muscles without putting too much strain on their joints.

This type of exercise can be incredibly beneficial in helping manage the symptoms of arthritis in your pet for long-term relief.

Here is a list of things that can help when dogs are struggling with arthritis:

1. Exercise is one of the most important aspects of managing arthritis in dogs. Regular exercise helps keep joints flexible and muscles strong, which can help reduce pain associated with arthritis.

2. Low-impact activities, such as swimming, are beneficial for dogs experiencing arthritis because they provide excellent aerobic exercise without putting strain on their joints.

3. Short bursts of walking can also be beneficial for relieving stiffness in arthritic joints while providing a gentle form of exercise that will not cause further joint damage.

4. In addition to physical activity, stretching exercises should be included daily as part of an arthritic dog’s routine to help maintain range of motion and flexibility while decreasing pain levels. With proper care and management, your pet can continue to enjoy a happy and active life.

By following these tips, you can help keep your arthritic dog comfortable and reduce their pain levels. With the right type and amount of exercise, arthritis does not have to mean the end of an active lifestyle for your canine companion.

How Canine Rehab Can Benefit Your Pup

As canine rehab specialists, we understand how arthritis can impact your pet's quality of life. Working with canine rehab professionals can provide specialized rehabilitation therapy that is tailored to offer relief from the pain and stiffness of arthritis.

Through a combination of exercise and physical modalities such as hydrotherapy, massage, manual therapy, ultrasound, laser therapy, electrical stimulation, therapeutic taping, and more our specialists are able to help alleviate discomfort associated with this condition while also increasing strength and range of motion.

We will work closely with you to develop an individualized plan that best suits your pup’s needs so they can lead a happy and healthy life despite their diagnosis.

Are You Unsure If Your Dog Is Showing Signs Of Arthritis? Come See Us!

It can be difficult to know when your dog is struggling with pain, especially arthritis. We know that you care so much and that you just want answers on what is causing your pup pain.

So if you are unsure and you want to start the conversation on the next steps in treating their pain, make sure that you reach out to us and we can book a time to come see you!

That's right, we will do the driving for you and will come to your home so you do not have to fight the traffic!

Starting the process of finding treatment for your dog is simple and with our offer of a Free Phone Consultation, we can begin to discuss the concerns that you might have about your pup and the treatment process.

If you want to start that process, give us a call at (321) 319-4008.

No matter what kind of signs your dog is presenting, don’t waste any time getting in touch with your vet to explore the matter more thoroughly.

And, if rehab is needed, be sure to reach out to Happy Paws Rehabilitation and Wellness right away to make your first appointment.

We look forward to helping your canine live a happy and healthy life!

-Dr. Samantha Peters

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