As humans get older, they often slow down. Dogs do the same thing. This is especially true if a dog develops arthritis. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop exercising your furry friend! You just have to look for low-impact exercise options.
Nothing beats walking if you’re looking for something easy your pooch can do. The trick is to be careful about where you go for a walk. Choose a trail or sidewalk that is very flat. Avoid hilly areas.
The pace you keep can make a huge difference too. Walk at a slow, leisurely pace. If you’re not sure what’s comfortable for your dog, just follow his lead.
If your dog has a lot of trouble with arthritis and joint pain, consider water exercises. Your Raintree Pet Resort & Medical Center can help you find a water treadmill where your dog can burn a few calories.