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How to Help a Senior Dog Get More Mobility

How to Help a Senior Dog Get More Mobility

If you have owned a dog since he or she was a puppy, then you’ll have grown older as they do. Sadly, when they get into their later years, you may begin to see signs that they’re having difficulty with various ailments (like we covered in our previous senior dog article). Mobility may also be an issue where they are beginning to have difficulty walking in the park as enthusiastically as before.

Here are a few suggestions on how to help them get more out of their remaining life.

CBD Treatment

CBD is an interesting treatment for dogs. Just like with humans, it tends to work best with aches and pains in the joints and other causes of general discomfort.

For other dogs, it helps their disposition and outlook. When they’re no longer in as much pain when moving, senior dogs have more of a desire to sniff around and explore throughout the park. The idea of getting out and about to visit with smaller dogs and senior ones too is naturally more appealing.

Make sure that the CBD for dogs is from a reliable supplier to ensure the product is of the highest quality too. Companies that have been operating for longer are better in this regard.

Different Food

There are food supplies that are formulated for older dogs. Your vet can probably provide some guidance. Here is a list of different dog food specifically for older four-legged friends. Make any dietary chance slowly over time to avoid upset stomachs.

The formulations make adjustments that will help older dogs to live a fuller, more dynamic life. For instance, the food might add phosphorous for bone strength or glucosamine to keep the joints healthier. L-Carnitine could be included to support their metabolism and probiotics to keep their gut working well too. Protein might also be higher than with a regular diet, to assist them in muscle growth or maintenance too.

Getting Out and About

Encourage your dog to move around more. This can start indoors with a game of tug of war or fetching a small ball at their own pace. Getting them out of their usual lying position gets their heart pumping faster and mind engaged again. Once they’re up and about, it may lift their spirits to do more.

If they have significant mobility issues where they want to go outside to the park but struggle to support their hindquarters, then a dog wheelchair made in the USA is one solution. They’re produced in different sizes and will provide support to permit the dog to walk while not having to hold their own weight up. It’s a great solution for dogs who wish to enjoy their freedom, but their legs aren’t up to it anymore.

Your senior dog wants to live a fuller life. Encouraging them to be more active is a great way to achieve this, even if they’re a little reluctant at first. Make a special effort to take steps to assist them just like you would a favorite aunt or grandmother.

 

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