The successful management of arthritis depends on several factors including:
Making sure your dog is a healthy weight
Ensuring they receive the right amount and type of exercise
Ensuring an appropriate lifestyle
Providing a supportive home environment
Providing appropriate and adequate supportive pain relief
APPROPRIATE EXERCISE FOR DOGS WITH ARTHRITIS & DEVELOPMENTAL JOINT DISEASE
There are a many considerations to take into account when planning the appropriate amount and type of exercise for your dog
If your dog has been newly diagnosed with arthritis or developmental joint disease such as elbow dysplasia or hip dysplasia, it is likely your vet / physiotherapist has recommend that you reduce your dogs exercise levels in order to help manage the pain and lameness caused by over-exercising.
This is sound advice and you do need to carefully consider the amount, type and nature of exercise you give your dog. Keep reading for more information.....