Osteoarthritis is a common disease causing progressive degeneration of your pet’s joints, which can cause pain, reduce walking, activity and mobility, and even cause changes in behaviour and temperament.
Does my pet have Osteoarthritis?
If your dog has any of the following symptoms they may be suffering osteoarthritis
Lameness or stiffness (especially after resting)?
Reduced interest in walks?
Difficulty jumping or climbing stairs?
Loss of muscle tone in affected limbs?
Pain in affected limbs?
Licking or biting affected area?
Things you can do to help manage your dog’s osteoarthritis:
Your pet’s weight – Helping your pet maintain a healthy weight will relieve some of the stress on your pet’s joints and also improve mobility.
The cold – When it’s cold your pet’s osteoarthritis symptoms may become worse. Make sure they have a thick, warm bed, out of draughts, to sleep and rest.
Joint Injuries – Try to avoid anything that might risk injury to a pet that is less mobile, such as jumping from high places or using stairs. Injuries can accelerate the progression of osteoarthritis.
Exercise – Your pet needs regular exercise in moderation to reduce stiffness and maintain muscle health… but try to avoid activities like chasing a ball or jumping.
Choose a vet recommended dietary supplement for Joint Health
Joint Guard is a vet recommended joint supplement that is simple to use. Simply sprinkle the Joint Guard powder on or mix in a small amount of moist food each day. Alternatively if your dog is a fussy eater they may prefer a Joint Guard liver Chew.
Top 4 reasons to pick Joint Guard:
May help reduce pain and lameness in dogs & cats with joint disease