Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Help Your Arthritic Dog

Here are a few simple things you can do at home to help your arthritic dog:

  • Invest in an orthopedic bed that your dog can easily get in and out of. This type of bed with help cushion painful joints.
  • Keep your dog in shape. Added weight will only add more pressure to the joints.
  • Trim your dog's nails to keep him walking comfortably.
  • Give your dog a nightly massage to ease his pain and stiffness.
  • If your dog has trouble going up stairs, provide a ramp for him.
  • Use pet steps to help him up on furniture or in the car.
  • Ask your vet for exercises you can do with your dog to build strong muscles.

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