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How To Exercise A Dog With Hip Dysplasia

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Hip dysplasia is a very common ailment of our beloved dogs. What can we do to help our dogs who struggle with such joint and hip problems?

Well, today we have some helpful advice on how to care for your dog, help them deal and cope with the pain, and most of all help to keep those joints in good care and condition.

So, what’s the way to exercise your dog? Simple: Slow and Steady is the rule of thumb. You want to walk your dog at a slow and steady rate. Remember, hip dysplasia impacts the joints, so erratic running and lunging (at squirrels and other things in the neighborhood) may cause more harm the next day in your dog.

So take it slow, keep it steady. And one thing to do the next day is watch how your dog responds to the walking. Is he limping more the next day, or refusing to get up? That may give you a hint that things were a bit too much the prior day.

For some helpful advice on this important aspect of your dog’s health, take a look at today’s video.

Watch: How to exercise a dog with hip dysplasia

 


Kate Roberts

Great Dane loving shelter volunteer, who enjoys writing about dogs as much as looking after them!