You may be surprised to know that even dogs can develop joint problems. Unfortunately, dog joint problems can affect the quality of life of your furry friend.
Preventing Obesity in Dogs
One of the leading causes of joint problems in dogs is obesity. This is because every extra pound puts more stress on your dog’s joints. Plus, since overweight dogs don’t generally get enough exercise, their muscles aren’t strong enough to deal with the extra weight.
One of the best ways to prevent your dog from becoming obese is to put them on a raw food diet, consisting of raw meat and vegetables. You would do well to serve homemade food to your furry friend. If you simply don’t have time to prepare a raw food diet, we recommend going with super premium quality dog food. Any low-quality food may contain heavily processed ingredients.
Exercising Your Dog
It’s very important to keep your dog physically active. Think of it this way, if you were to just lie in bed for a few days, you’d have trouble moving once you got up. Dogs lay around a lot. That’s one of the reasons why exercise is so important.
You won’t have too much trouble exercising your dog because most canines absolutely love to go for walks in the fresh air. In fact, some get pretty hyper.
Choose Your Dog Treats Wisely
Many of the dog treats you find at the store are high in calories and contain overly processed ingredients that can contribute to joint problems. To avoid these problems, we recommend using only natural treats, such as tripe, dehydrated liver, salmon, or chicken. Natural treats may be a bit more expensive than conventional ones. But if you can keep them small, you’ll cut down on both the expense and calories.