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Keep your dog’s joints healthier with proper nutrition.

Proper nutrition is just as important for dogs as it is for people. Ensuring that your dog is getting enough protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals will help maintain his overall health. You should refrain from over-feeding and ensure that your dog remains at a healthy weight for its breed, age and size. Your vet can advise you on the best and most appropriate type of food for your dog.

Avoid fattening treats.

In addition to choosing a dog food with better quality ingredients, it’s best to avoid fattening treats, however much your dog likes them. There are plenty of healthy and tasty treats on the market that your dog will love. And unlike humans, dogs don’t have cravings, so he won’t be missing or thinking about the fattening treats he once had in the same way that we might crave chocolate or crisps.

Keep the weight down.

Keeping your dog at a healthy weight can help decrease the chance of your dog developing joint mobility problems such as arthritis. Carrying too much weight around can put extra strain on his joints – particularly the knees and hips. If your dog is overweight, your vet may recommend a food with fewer calories. Getting your dog to a healthy weight will not just benefit his joints, but will also decrease his risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, increased blood pressure and more.

Consider supplements to maintain healthy joints.

To help keep your dog’s joints as healthy and flexible as possible, your vet may recommend a joint health supplement containing ingredients such as glucosamine. These supplements can be beneficial to joint health. Learn more about joint supplements such as Supleneo flex.

If you have questions about your dog’s diet or are concerned about weight, talk to your vet.