Low Impact Exercise Options for Elderly Dogs

Low Impact Exercise Options for Elderly DogsAs 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.

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