Exercises for a dog

Exercises for a dog with osteoarthritis

Treating a dog with arthritis is not hard but you must be aware of certain safety measures to keep your health stable. Osteoarthritis has no cure but next the treatment that prompted the vet your dog can have a good class of life. In this description, we give details what are the best exercises for a dog with arthritis.


There are factors that power the onset of osteoarthritis one of them is obesity, constant weight excess generates a continuous stress on the joints of your pet. It is therefore essential to keep your dog’s weight at a healthy level, to have a healthy weight diet is chief but also the exercise will lend support to get it. Your dog suffers from arthritis does not mean it will not move the slightest, gentle exercise is necessary to enlarge, toning muscles and keep your joints healthy and strong.

Exercises for a dog with osteoarthritis

Physical activity of your dog should be commensurate with their age and generally their fitness. It is best to exercise your dog daily every day of your life, never start suddenly abruptly subject him to an aggressive routine sport. The consistency and promptness in the exercise are essential for the care of your dog with arthritis. The exercise needs vary depending on the progression of the disease and will do the vet you set a dynamic or exercise program tailored to the age, size and breed of your pet.

According to the degree and location of osteoarthritis frequency, duration and strength of exercise vary. The type of exercise also depend on the muscle mass of your pet, the intensity of pain and range of motion of the joints. You should also consider the type of exercise performed, for example, swimming is highly recommendable and has no limitations. If you are lucky, sufficient to have an area close to your home bathroom take your dog to bathe with you and see what you enjoy and how well it suits him. But if this is not possible you can give a variety of soft a day, always with the same intensity rides.

You must always avoid any exercise that involves sudden and uncontrolled movements such as jumps, changes of pace, posture, because this kind of circumstances raises the voltage. You must look out how to take your daily routine walks dog because nobody like you to know whether you have it if it hurts and if you feel discomfort at any particular time.

Between you and your veterinarian must approximation the degree of exercise your pet can accept and go adapting on the fly. You have to watch when the pain begins if at some point it stops if any pain and limping after exercise. They are some of the commentary that you should consider to set up an ideal exercise routine.


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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone