Your arthritic dog deserves comfort.

As dogs age, they need to adjust their living arrangements. A joint supplement may be necessary, as well as modifying your sleeping arrangements, physical activity, mobility equipment, and diet.

Your arthritic dog may benefit from these five tips.

1. Sleeping arrangements.

A solid surface provides no support for your dog's joints and bones. If your dog suffers from arthritis, a memory foam pet bed is an excellent choice. In the winter, ensure that your dog stays warm at night. They suffer from cold muscles and joints when it is cold outside. A stiff, sore body will likely greet them in the morning. Make sure they have blankets to snuggle up.

2. Physical/playtime activities 

Make sure the activity is appropriate for your dog based on its health and physical abilities. 

It is better to take your dog on short walks frequently throughout the week than to take one long walk at the end of the week. Puzzle games, Kong toys, and scent games are excellent ways to stimulate your dog without placing physical demands on its body.

3. Using mobility equipment.

Several mobility equipment options are available for dogs, including step ladders and ramps for getting into and out of vehicles. In addition, they can be used up and down from beds and couches. You may also be able to protect your back from lifting them with this mobility equipment.

4. What can your dog's food intake do to its arthritis?

Let's talk about it.

Overfeeding your dog is extremely easy. There is a possibility that you are doing more harm than good. A healthy weight for your dog depends on its breed and age. Consult your veterinarian for advice. Put together a diet that's well-balanced and good for arthritis and how you can implement it. There are everyday foods and occasional foods.
Overweight dogs may have overloaded joints. Additionally, it can make moving more challenging and make their pain worse. It is not great for their general health.
Are you aware that there are foods that may reduce joint inflammation and foods that may exacerbate arthritis? Carbohydrates such as Grains, wheat, rice, and corn can increase weight gain. Eggplant, peppers, and white potato may cause arthritis flare-ups. Salmon and sardines are high in omega-3 and may function as an anti-inflammation.

Listed below are two helpful articles that are worth a read relating to Weight, foods, and dogs with arthritis.


World Arthritis Day: 10 Foods & Supplements That May Help Dogs With Arthritis Pain - DogTime

Effect of weight reduction on clinical signs of lameness in dogs with hip osteoarthritis - PubMed (

5. Make Sure your dog takes a joint supplement every day.

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All information on the Aussie Joint Health website is for educational purposes only. There is no diagnosis or treatment intended for individual animals in the Aussie Joint Health content. It is imperative that you address any questions or concerns you may have about your animal with your veterinarian. The information provided on Aussie Joint Health should not replace your relationship with your veterinarian. This blog post is intended to help you have a better conversation with your veterinarian about the appropriate treatments to use for your pet.