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by Felix + Fetch
Even with a full coat of fur, winter can be ruff for our furry-friends. Since the cold weather can cause your dog’s joints to be painful and stiff, it is important to ensure your dog stays warm throughout the coldest season of the year. If you’re worried about your pup’s joints this winter, there are a few things you can do to ensure good joint health for your pets during the cold season. Here are 5 tips to keep your dog’s joints healthy this winter.
During outdoor walks, it’s a great idea to keep your dog warm by dressing them in winter gear such as sweaters or padded winter coats. A pair of non-slip booties can also be a great choice for dogs with mobility issues caused by stiff and painful joints. Remember to also keep your dog’s bed in a warm and cozy spot and provide them with extra blankets if necessary. If you’re the dog parent of a senior dog with joint issues, it’s worth investing in a high-quality orthopaedic pet bed that will support their joints.
Your dog’s weight can have a great impact on their joint health. Losing and maintaining a healthy weight will take pressure off their joints and bones and limit pain. Make sure your pup is getting a well-balanced diet full of nutrients while maintaining a healthy weight.
One of the best ways to make sure your dog’s joints stay healthy this winter is to keep your pet active and mobile. Simple exercises like walks or playing hide and seek can improve the cardiovascular health of your dog. Motion is lotion!
No matter how cold it is outside or how much snow is on the ground, your pup’s need their daily walks. Ensure you’re taking your dog on slow and short walks to avoid joint pain and to keep their bodies warm.
Supplements are important for protecting your dog’s joints during the cold season. We highly recommend picking up some of our Joint Strength Chews to help your dog feel like their younger self again. These chews can help with hip and joint aches and inflammation as well. Ingredients such as glucosamine, dried yucca schidigera extract and MSM possess many healing properties such as alleviating arthritis symptoms, speed up recovery after exercise, decrease joint pain and reduce inflammation. In addition, always talk to your vet if you notice your dog is in pain.
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