Joint Care for Dogs: How to Detect Discomfort and Help a Dog Who’s in Pain

We all know dogs are born to run, but all that activity can wreak havoc on their joints—regardless of age, breed, etc. So today, I want to address the skeleton in the room, so to speak…

…joint issues in dogs.

I like to think that we’re all well-meaning doggy parents…

…but joint problems can be easily missed because dogs can’t always tell us when they’re in pain.

They don’t say things like,

“Hey Mom, or Dad, my hip is hurting.”

Or…

“I’m having trouble getting up the stairs.”

Wouldn’t it be so much easier if they could just talk to us?!

So many joint issues occur later in a dog’s life, so it can be easy to blame a general slowing down to age, rather than to joint pain.

And while all dogs can experience joint pain, certain breeds ARE more susceptible to experiencing joint issues for many reasons.

What to help ensure that your pup is able to run around the dog park without feeling any pain for years to come? Read on to learn all about joint issues and what to look for.

Types of Joint Issues and Their Causes

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