Dogs are nothing like humans who sometimes thrive on pain and discomfort. They are amazing animals that refrain from complaining in the midst of strife. As a pet owner, it is important that you know all the signs and symptoms your dog exhibits to tell when it is indeed suffering from pain and distress. When in doubt, be sure to contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home to have your dog examined for good health.
Since your dog cannot tell you what ails it, you need to look for signs that are usually rather subtle. Maybe your pet is suffering with stiffness, especially when getting up from sleep or a nap and when trying to climb stairs. You may also note it favoring a particular limb. These are signs of any joint discomfort. Any signs and symptoms should not go unnoticed without calling your vet.
Your dog does not have to endure joint pain that results from injuries, aging and arthritis. Working with your veterinarian, treatment can help get your dog moving with less inflammation and pain. Options are available to prevent joint pain through supplements, frequent exercise and keeping your pet warm on cold mornings. Some things you can do to help your pet includes:
- Feed your pet a healthy nutritious diet in proper amounts to avoid obesity. The more weight your dog has to carry, the harder it is on the joints. The excess weight aggravates joint pain and distress.
- Speak with your vet about a supplement of Glucosamine and chondroitin to help your dog with joint pain.
- Play with your dog each day at least a little to get the bones and joints moving. Some exercise is necessary to maintain the pet’s mobility and flexibility. You don’t have to go to extremes but some movement is the key.
- As recommended earlier, keep your dog warm with a nice comfy bed in an optimum area of the home without dampness and cold. Carpeted areas are also better than hard floors.
Just as with humans, your dog can age gracefully or ease through any joint distress a little more comfortably. Keep your pet moving a little, at an optimum weight and help from the inside out with proper diet and supplement. Your pup will thank you in his own special way, as dogs always do.
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If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy
For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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