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Exercise Your Senior Dog

 

We want our dogs to live forever, but they don’t remain puppies for long. By the time they reach middle age, most dogs start to slow down because of arthritis, illness, injuries, or the aging process. Being overweight makes all of these problems likely to occur at a younger age.

Exercise is essential for dogs of all ages. It helps maintain muscle tone, a healthy weight, joint flexibility, good circulation, and overall health and happiness – but when movement causes pain, it’s only natural to slow down or stay still. That creates a vicious cycle in which inactivity contributes to pain, pain reinforces inactivity, and the dog’s health deteriorates.

How can you safely help your sedentary older dog resume an active lifestyle? Here are some exercise do’s and don’ts from CJ Puotinen for the Whole Dog Journal.

Link to article:

 

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/19_12/features/Exercise-Your-Senior-Dog_21565-1.html

 

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