What can I do to help my dog feel better?
Make a decision about getting help. Depending on how much your dog is struggling, they may not have time to wait. Or, if you do wait, things could continue to get worse. Arthritis pain will not go away with time
Get your dog moving. “Motion is lotion” for arthritic joints. But be careful not to make big jumps in activity too fast. Working with a canine rehab specialist can help ensure that your dog is doing the RIGHT exercises to avoid setbacks and maximize their potential
Avoid too much rest. “Rest is rust” for arthritic joints. When dog’s with arthritis spend too much time lying down, they can become stiffer, more painful and weaker. Move it or lose it is so true in this situation!
Get real, quality rehab for your dog. Rehabilitation can help with your dog’s arthritis. At Pawsitively Fit, arthritis is one of the most common conditions we see, especially in dogs after the age of 5. If your dog’s arthritis is reducing their quality of life, and you are worried they aren’t going to be able to keep walking, rehab can help.